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.