Hundreds of cancer survivors and their families and friends to celebrate life at Brookfield Zoo
Hundreds of cancer survivors will join physicians and staff members of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center of Loyola University Health System to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day, dedicated both to recently diagnosed patients and long-term survivors.
More than 1,000 people are expected at the event, which will include food, music, games, face-painting and kids' arts and crafts. Loyola's event is in conjunction with the worldwide National Cancer Survivors Day, held every year the first Sunday in June.
The schedule for the Loyola event:
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. - Breakfast
10 a.m. - Opening prayer
10:05 a.m. - Opening remarks by Dr. Patricia Robinson, director of Loyola's Cancer Survivorship Clinic and assistant professor, medicine, hematology/oncology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
10:10 a.m. - Remarks from a cancer patient
10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Free time to enjoy the zoo and fellowship of participants
Photo and interview opportunities will be available. Call Jim Ritter in Loyola media relations, (708) 216-2445 or page him at (708) 216-8777, pager ID 11040.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.