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Community to Celebrate Cancer Survivors with Annual Dinner

Posted on: March 1st, 2017

3/1/2017

On Friday, March 17, the American Cancer Society and SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) invite cancer survivors and their caregiver to experience the annual Survivors Dinner at Cross Pointe Church in Valdosta from 6-7:30 pm.  Themed “Passport to Hope,” hosts will take their guests on a journey around the world in celebration of the cancer survivor. The event is free of charge and includes a meal for the survivor and one caregiver. Registration is required by calling 229-259-4611 or emailing amy.bartow@sgmc.org.  “We look forward to this event every year. It’s so important to acknowledge our survivors and their caregivers with a night of celebration,” says Bridgett Young, Administrative Director of PCC.  According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 400,000 cancer survivors in Georgia.  As the number of survivors continues to grow, providers learn more about their needs.     The PCC was the first center in the region to offer an in-depth Survivorship Program that addresses the unique physical, social, and emotional needs of a cancer survivor. “Survivorship is a vital aspect of cancer care,” said Young. “Our team is here to support patients as they transition into life after treatment.”

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