BID-Plymouth Celebrates Sixth Annual Cancer Survivors Day
On June 11, over 250 cancer survivors, their families and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) caregivers celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day for the sixth year in a row. The event was a success with adults and children enjoying an afternoon of good food, entertainment by the band Despite Dwight, whose drummer is Dr. Matt Koomey, Medical Director of the Cancer Center; harpist Katie Lynch Koglin; balloon artistry by Dick Moberg from Fun Faces with a Twist; face painting by cancer center staff; and free chair massages by Spa Tech Institute.
WBZ-AM’s Jordan Rich served as the Master of Ceremonies—keeping the crowd entertained throughout the event with trivia questions and raffle prizes. Several people spoke during the event including, cancer survivors Roberta Cannon and Trisha Determan; caregiver, Steven Demaio, who took care of his wife and father-in-law at the same time; State Rep. Matt Muratore; and Vice President of Philanthropy, Cindy Outhouse.
“It is a celebration for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a caregiver, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This event provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize the healthcare providers, family, and friends who have supported them along the way, says Lesley Cunningham, RN, Director of Cancer Services at BID-Plymouth.” Despite the adversities, cancer survivors face each day with courage and dignity and serve as an inspiration to all of us,” says Cunningham.
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