Cancer Survivors Day celebrated


Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General gathered Friday, May 31, to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day, which was observed Sunday. The get-together was a festive Hawaiian Luau-themed setting to celebrate life and survivorship. Held in the lobby of the Burdin Riehl Center on Coolidge St. across from Lafayette General Medical Center, the occasion provided food, drinks and entertainment with stories, skits and a video presentation.

National Cancer Survivors Day, traditionally the first Sunday in June, is an annual celebration held nationwide and around the world. The occasion is intended to recognize those who have survived cancer and to uplift those recently diagnosed. The events symbolize unity and demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive and inspiring.

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as "anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.”

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