Cancer survivors celebrate life June 27

June 15, 2009

Celebration, rejoicing and remembering are all part of the National Cancer Survivor’s Day. The annual worldwide event is held 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.
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare- Flagstaff Campus is sponsoring the 13th annual survivor’s celebration. Honoring individuals throughout Northern Arizona who are living with and beyond cancer, the celebration will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, June 27 at The Riordan Mansion, 409 W. Riordan Rd., Flagstaff. 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 and cared for. 
This year’s theme is “Reflecting on our Past,” and attendees will be treated to an opportunity to see Flagstaff’s history up close at the Riordan Mansion, while enjoying food and entertainment. The West Wing of the Riordan house will be open, which usually is not available to be toured by the public. Tours of the East Wing will be available for $6 by calling the Riordan Mansion at 928 779-4395 to reserve a tour time.
A “survivor” is anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. In the U.S., there are approximately 10.5 million cancer survivors - individuals who 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.
To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call the Cancer Center at 928 773-2261 or visit For more information on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, visit