Hammond Center Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day
Indoor picnic held
(Hammond) – The staff at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond hosted an indoor picnic at the Center in observance of the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday, June 5.
“The day is meant to be a celebration of life for everyone, whether a cancer survivor, a family member, a friend or medical professional,” said Tammy Asmus, program manager for the Center. “It provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors and recognize families, friends and healthcare providers who have supported them along the way.” Approximately 25 people gathered for the fun event.
According to the National Cancer Institute there are 12 million cancer survivors in the United States today, more than any other time in U.S. history. This picnic is a part of Mary Bird Perkins’ Survivorship Program which assists people on their road to recovery.
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for over 40 years. With five centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma and Gonzales, its service area encompasses 18 parishes across southeast Louisiana. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.