Published on June 05, 2014

Nazareth Honors Patients at Annual Cancer Survivors’ Day Event

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2014): Current and former cancer patients reunited with their doctors, nurses and other caregivers for National Cancer Survivors’ Day held at Nazareth Hospital on Sunday, June 1. More than 80 cancer survivors and their guests attended fish-themed event titled, “It’s O-FISH-AL!: You’re a Survivor.” During the event, survivors were presented with T-shirts and other gifts to celebrate their feat.

During the program, attendees heard from cancer survivor Jennifer Fitzgerald, who shared her personal story about fighting and beating chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Nazareth Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Day committee, chaired by Cancer Nurse Navigator Terrie Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN; and Chief Radiation Technologist Candy McLaughlin, has hosted the event for more than 18 years.

Nazareth Hospital, a member of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Network, offers patients with cancer leading-edge diagnostics such as digital mammography, medical oncology, image-guided radiation therapy and infusion services. Nazareth Hospital recently opened a new outpatient infusion suite that features larger infusion bays and a private room, all in a peaceful, soothing environment.

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual worldwide celebration of life. Participants unite in this event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Nazareth was one of many care providers across the country and around the world hosting a celebration.

For more information about Cancer Care at Nazareth Hospital, please call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).