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Thanks to advances in early detection, treatment and follow-up care, as many as 14 million Americans are living with a history of cancer. That’s more than ever before.

In recognition of cancer survivorship, King’s Daughters Medical Center is celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 2 in the Health Education Center, on the lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage in Ashland. 

“National Cancer Survivors Day allows us to recognize those who have survived cancer, to celebrate their accomplishments, to reconnect with them and to remember the struggle,” said Amy Shepard, event organizer for KDMC. It is the 26th year KDMC has held the event.

The program is free and open to all cancer survivors and a guest. That includes those recently diagnosed with the disease.

“Survivors day is an inspiration for those recently diagnosed because they can see that people do survive and can go on to live meaningful, productive lives,” Shepard said.

The NCSD celebration kicks off with registration at noon, followed by lunch, guest speakers, awards and a closing ceremony. Reservations are required and may be made by calling KDMC’s oncology services at (606) 408-1640 or (606) 408-1639. 

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