Carson Tahoe cancer center hosts Survivors Day

Jewelry making was one of the activities during Survivors Day at Carson Tahoe Health on June 5.

Jewelry making was one of the activities during Survivors Day at Carson Tahoe Health on June 5.

Carson Tahoe Health’s Cancer Center hosted an event for cancer survivors June 5, according to a news release, to mark the 35th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, recognized the first Sunday of each June.
The goal was to commemorate cancer survivors and those who have supported loved ones in the fight, as well as inspire those with a recent diagnosis, gather support for families, and offer outreach to the community.
The event drew nearly 170 people to the Carson Tahoe Health Cancer Center. While there, attendees painted rocks, enjoyed shaved ice and sandwiches, made handcrafted jewelry and tie-dyed shirts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event had been put on pause for the safety and well-being of both staff and patients.
“We could not have asked for a better Survivor Day,” Klanci Madieros, an oncology patient navigator, said in the release. “The outpouring love from our staff, families and community partners was more than we could have asked for. We look forward to friendships and memories this event creates for years to come.”
Carson Tahoe Health’s Cancer Center is an affiliate of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

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