Cancer survivors’ annual celebration of life – June 8

May 21, 2013

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff Campus is sponsoring the annual survivor’s celebration in Flagstaff to honor individuals throughout Northern Arizona who are living with and beyond cancer. The celebration is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at the Arboretum, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd., Flagstaff.  To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call the Cancer Center at 928-773-2261. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 31.

The Cancer Center staff looks forward to this day of celebration each year, which allows them to visit with many of the patients and families they have treated, cared for and encouraged.

This year, attendees will be treated to lunch; enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Arboretum grounds; a live demonstration by the Afro-Brazilian drumming group Sambatuque; a planting activity in the large greenhouse; a wildlife presentation of rehabilitated native species of birds, reptiles and mammals; time with other survivors and door prizes.

Celebration, rejoicing and remembering are all part of National Cancer Survivors Day. The annual worldwide event takes place in hundreds of communities throughout the U.S., Canada and other countries. Cancer survivors and their families unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.

Cancer “survivors” are those living with a history of cancer ¬– from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. In the U.S., there are approximately 14 million people living with a history of cancer. These inspirational individuals prove every day that even with a cancer diagnosis, people can lead active, productive lives. Everyone whose life has been touched by cancer is encouraged to attend.

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are located in Sedona and Flagstaff and are devoted to the comprehensive treatment and early diagnosis of cancer through advanced technology and individualized care. For more information on the Cancer Centers, call 928-773-2261 or visit For more information on National Cancer Survivors Day, visit