Published on November 08, 2016

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Celebrate Cancer Survivors

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals Celebrate Cancer Survivors' Event

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 9, 2016): On Sunday, November 6, Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia hosted the Annual "Celebration of Life" Cancer Survivors' Day Luncheon at Mercy Fitzgerald. More than 70 patients who have or are still receiving care from either hospital were honored by members of the Mercy Cancer Care team.

The luncheon began with a prayer service followed by welcoming remarks from the hospitals’ Executive Director Susan Cusack. “You are our heroes,” said Cusack. “You have gone through challenges that nobody should have to, and here you are today. We are grateful to serve you and today, we are grateful and honored to be able to celebrate what you have overcome.”

Guests had a free, Thanksgiving-themed meal while enjoying the entertainment from Magic by Ed. The magician brought the survivors together with smiles and laughter, reminding them how wonderful it is to celebrate life.

The Annual Celebration of Life luncheon is part of the continuum of care offered through the nationally-accredited Mercy Cancer Care program. The comprehensive cancer care services include education, screenings, prevention, diagnosis, nurse navigation, treatment and survivorship. Mercy Cancer Center offers patients with cancer leading-edge diagnostics such as digital mammography, medical oncology, image-guided radiation therapy and infusion services.