Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will host its annual Cancer Survivorship Day on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Day Kimball Hospital, Fields Conference Rooms, 320 Pomfret Street. Cancer survivors and fighters along with their families are welcomed at this free event to come together for support and to celebrate survivorship.
The event will begin with an “eat dessert first” ice cream buffet for breakfast, followed by a butterfly release, a visit by Indy the pet therapy dog, and hearing inspirational stories from three local cancer survivors. The day will culminate with a blessing by Rev. Jonathan Scott followed by a buffet luncheon.
Throughout the day, families will have the opportunity to socialize, speak with DKH cancer staff and visit informational booths about cancer screenings, community support groups and nutrition. This year’s event, themed “savor the sweet life,” will also include massages, a photo booth and raffles.
“This annual event has become quite popular for cancer survivors and their families, and for DKH staff and the community,” said Patricia Holland-Caprera, director of the DKH Oncology/Hematology Department. “We enjoy the interaction with patients and their families at this fun, educational event. It’s a chance to acknowledge their courage and remind them that they are not alone in the fight against cancer. This is an event where we get to be joyful and celebrate life!”
This year’s guest speakers are Martha MacWilliams from Woodstock, Howard Budd from Eastford, and Linda McGurl from Putnam.
RSVP is requested, but drop-ins are welcome. Call the Day Kimball Hospital Oncology/Hematology Department at (860) 963-6425 to RSVP and visit daykimball.org/events for more information.