Celebration of Life
I am again writing to remind you of our upcoming annual event: Celebration of Life. It will take place on Sunday, June 7th at the Harvard Medical School from 8 AM to 3 PM. We expect approximately 800 to 1,000 people (cancer patients, survivors, families, friends, heath care providers) to join us for this splendid day.
Full disclosure: Celebration of Life is my baby, started 16 years ago at my kitchen table. I am obviously prejudiced, but everyone who comes has a remarkable and wonderful experience. I promise that this is not a depressing cancer day. Instead, it is quite the opposite. You will be filled with celebratory, joyful, and grateful feelings--plus have fun. There is information on the website:
This year's Celebration will include more than two dozen symposia and workshops led by our very own BIDMC faculty and staff as well as other community experts.
The event will feature an extended lunchtime discussion with cancer survivors hosted by WCVB-TV reporter and breast cancer survivor, Kelly Tuthill, lively music, art, and more opporunities for participants to share their personal stories.
Other features include:
- a display of art, photography, sculpture and crafts created by cancer patients and members of the cancer community
- a book of poems and writings
- a silent auction and raffles
- opportunities for massage and Reiki treatments
- catered breakfast and lunch
Please note that pre-registration is required although there is no charge for the event.