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News from Unity

Unity Oncology/Hematology Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

Unity Oncology/Hematology Department is pleased to join hundreds of communities in the United States and abroad in celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day®.

Unity Oncology/Hematology will host a free picnic for cancer survivors and their families on Sunday, June 13, 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m., in the courtyard at Unity St. Mary’s Campus, 89 Genesee St. This year’s event will feature food, game tables and musical entertainment by The SWAN Band. About 200 cancer survivors and their friends and families are expected to attend this annual event.

National Cancer Survivors Day®, held in June, was created to celebrate the lives of people throughout the world who are living with a history of cancer. It also provides participants a chance to interact with other survivors and share their unique issues of cancer survivorship. A person is a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the remainder of his or her life.

Note to Media: media is welcome to attend and cover this event. Please contact Natalie Ciao at 368-3091 or 738-5645.

About Unity Health System
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.

About National Cancer Survivors Day
National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD) is an annual celebration that is held in hundreds of communities. Founders organized the symbolic event to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. In most areas, National Cancer Survivors Day is traditionally observed on the first Sunday in June. NCSD is the world’s largest and fastest-growing annual cancer survivor event.