Mercy Hospital will host a Cancer Survivorship Celebration, unveiling a photo tribute to 14 cancer survivors from Maine and growing a community of hope, strength and courage.
Portland, Maine (September 20, 2012) – Mercy Hospital will host a celebration event for cancer survivors on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Mercy Fore River. Survivors, patients, their families, friends, and caregivers are invited to attend this evening of storytelling, art, and music to share their experiences and connect with other survivors in their community.
A photo tribute of 14 survivors treated at Mercy Oncology will be unveiled at the event, telling the individual stories of survival through photography and words. In addition, an art display expressing the impact of cancer along with live music will set the scene for a night of magic and community to honor those who have survived their battles with cancer and provide support and information for those currently battling the disease.
What: Cancer Survivorship Celebration
When: Friday, September 28, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mercy Hospital, Fore River Campus Lobby. (175 Fore River Parkway, Portland)
Who: Cancer survivors and cancer patients, plus their families, friends and caregivers
Cost: Free and open to the public
• Photo tribute by 14 survivors, telling their stories of survival
• 50-piece art display expressing the feelings of those impacted by cancer through art and narrative provided by Lilly Oncology
• Passed hors d'oeuvres
• Magic show
• Hula hoop demonstrations
“Lives are touched by the art and stories at this event, which provides cancer survivors the opportunity to share their experiences, reconnect with their caregivers and find strength,” said Dawn McFarland, Clinical Practice Manager at Mercy Oncology. “We saw great success last year and, again this year, we encourage anyone who has fought or is fighting the cancer battle, plus their family and support network, to attend this event, and to join together to support one another.”
About Mercy Health System
Mercy Health System of Maine is a growing community of healthcare providers who provide clinically-excellent, compassionate care. A recognized leader in quality, safety, innovation and patient experience, Mercy operates campuses throughout southern Maine, offering a broad range of medical and surgical services, as well as primary and specialty care. The story of Mercy includes Mercy Hospital, Gary’s House, McAuley Residence, Mercy Recovery Center, and VNA Home Health & Hospice.