DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – On Saturday, June 4th, over 150 cancer survivors and family members gathered for the 2022 Halifax Health Celebrate Life event, a breakfast celebration honoring cancer survivors. The annual event held in June, National Cancer Survivor Month, recognizes those who are currently in treatment and those that have fought the disease.
“We are honored to recognize our survivors each year at the breakfast,” says Julie Roth, Service Line Administrator for Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. “The testimonies of our patients are profoundly touching and we are blessed to be part of their stories,” Ms. Roth said.
The breakfast included a presentation from keynote speaker, Chuck Grant, philanthropist and cancer survivor, as well as testimonials from other cancer survivors Robert Wilson and Jennifer Smith, presentations from Halifax Health – Center for Oncology physicians and an Arts in Medicine group project. Each attendee was gifted a succulent plant donated by The Garden Club of the Halifax Country and 35 lucky attendees were gifted plant centerpieces donated by Beck’s Nursery.
According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Every survivorship experience is unique as they may face challenges during and after treatments. With survivorship research, adverse effects will be controlled, treated and prevented.
“There are over 16 million people in the United States that have survived cancer,” says Susan Joss, Cancer Survivor Navigator at Halifax Health. She explains, “This is a community of people who show us that there is life after the diagnosis. One that can be rewarding and it can inspire others. They are our heroes and our hope.”
To learn more about the programs and treatments offered by the Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, visit halifaxhealth.org/oncology or call 386.425.2378.
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org