A Cancer Survivors Celebration is being held today by The Diebold Family Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital. Oncologist Dr Joseph Bargellini says every year in June, there's a national movement to recognize people who have had cancer touch their lives.
Bargellini says cancer survivors face many challenges throughout the diagnosis and treatment cycles, but despite the difficulties, they can and do live active and productive lives. He says everyone's experience is different, but there's a lot of camaraderie. He adds that it's reassuring for newly diagnosed patients or those just starting treatment, to see that people can and do survive.
About 100 people usually attend the event for cancer survivors and their guests. It will be at The Maxx on Railroad Street from 4 to 6pm. The celebratory event will start with light refreshments, followed by welcome remarks, special introductions and entertainment.