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Approximately 200 local-area cancer survivors and their guests, caregivers, and medical staff from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Sleepy Hollow are expected to gather at the Tarrytown on Thursday, June 14, in observance of National Cancer Survivors Day.
This annual event allows cancer patients treated at Sleepy Hollow to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones in their cancer journey, and recognize the healthcare providers, families, and friends who have supported them along the way.
Survivor presentations will include a talk by Rye resident Kate Conn, a mother of two boys, survivor of stage III breast cancer, and co-founder of The Wig Exchange – a network that provides well-cared-for wigs to women with cancer who live in Westchester.
Those in attendance will enjoy entertainment by Take 4, a group that performs traditional barbershop songs and a variety of other popular music, all in four-part harmony style. Take 4 was formed by members of The Westchester Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus, a renowned male chorus based in Westchester and founded in 1953.
There are approximately 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, many of whom face a number of challenges, such as hindered access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no insurance, financial hardships, employment problems, and psychological struggles. Memorial Sloan-Kettering's survivorship celebration gives patients and staff the opportunity to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, active, and productive, despite these difficulties.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Survivorship Center offers resources specifically designed for cancer survivors, including information about follow-up medical care, cancer screening services, and emotional support.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Sleepy Hollow provides outstanding ambulatory cancer care in an outpatient facility that is convenient for residents of Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. The Center offers chemotherapy and infusion services, radiation therapy, and support services to help patients and family during and after treatment. Its staff includes medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who are experts in a wide range of cancers, including breast, prostate, lung, colorectal, hematologic, and gynecologic cancers. For more information, go to http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/suburban-outpatient/msk-center-sleepy-hollow.