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Sibley Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day® on Saturday, June 7

April 17, 2014

[Washington, D.C.; April, 2014] Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Pastoral Care Services and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley invite you to attend "Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day: Faith. Resilience. Hope." The 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD), on Sunday, June 1, honors cancer survivors and illustrates that there is life after a cancer diagnosis—and it’s something to celebrate. 

 
"Come learn how surviving cancer is more than just living. It’s an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest," says Collette M. Magnant, M.D., breast surgeon and director of Sibley’s Sullivan Breast Center. Program highlights include a survivor’s reflection of hope, complimentary brunch, resources and gifts to honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage.
 
Anyone living with a history of cancer—from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor, according to the NCSD Foundation. Nearly 14 million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. 
 
Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment have resulted in longer survival. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. "Despite the challenges, cancer survivors live full, productive lives and serve as an inspiration to all of us," says Katherine Thornton, M.D., medical director, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
 
This year’s free celebration will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Leonard Memorial Chapel, 5255 Loughboro Road, N.W., 20016. Arch Campbell of News Channel 8 will be master of ceremonies and other speakers include Collette M. Magnant, M.D., breast surgeon and director of Sibley’s Sullivan Breast Center; The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, vicar at the Washington National Cathedral; and Katherine Thornton, M.D., medical director of Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Registration is required by Monday, June 2. Click here or call 202-537-4084.
 
About Sibley Memorial Hospital: Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital.  Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Visit us at www.sibley.org.
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