Gilda’s Club presents Tri-State Cancer Survivors Day®: Hope Flies High

Gilda’s Club Evansville, the local cancer support organization that serves the whole family the whole time – in, through and beyond cancer is hosting a local celebration:  Tri-State Cancer Survivors Day: Hope Flies High to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day®, and you’re invited.

WHEN: Sunday, June 3rd from 4:00pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Eykamp Scout Center, Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Lots of photo opp’s throughout the day!

“Come see how life after cancer is more than just surviving. It can be beautiful, abundant, and fulfilling. And that’s something to celebrate,” says Melanie Atwood, Executive Director of Gilda’s Club Evansville. This celebration will be filled with joy, hope, camaraderie, and compassion as we acknowledge our community’s cancer survivors and join together in a day filled with fun and laughter.

Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer survivors. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial, and emotional hardships often persist for years after diagnosis and treatment. Survivors may face many challenges, such as limited access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no health insurance, financial hardships, difficulty finding employment, psychosocial struggles, and a lack of understanding from family and friends.

“Despite the numerous challenges they face, cancer survivors live full, productive lives and serve as an inspiration to all of us. It’s time for our community to stand with them and help find ways to lessen the burdens a cancer diagnosis brings.”

About National Cancer Survivors Day
National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday, June 3, 2018. This unique celebration will mark the 31st annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

About Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club provides a place where anyone touched by cancer can laugh, cry, confront fears, share triumphs, and learn how to LIVE with cancer. It is a place where people find strength, comfort and wisdom by sharing their experiences; a comfortable place to recognize and release the many emotions that go along with the cancer journey. When cancer happens, it happens to the whole family and its social network; membership is equal for the person with cancer, the family member and friend. At Gilda’s we recognize that social and emotional support is as essential as medical care when cancer is in the family. Beyond our Red Door you will be welcomed to our support community where we offer a variety of workshops, classes, groups, and activities in a non-residential, homelike setting – all FREE of charge. Visit gcevv.org for more information about Gilda’s Club Evansville, your local cancer support team.