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News from Unity

Unity Health System Participates in National Cancer Survivors Day

Rochester, N.Y. (June 8, 2011) - Unity’s Oncology/Hematology Department will join communities in the United States and throughout the world to celebrate the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. There are 12 million cancer survivors in America. About 4,900 of these survivors received care or are current patients of Unity Oncology/Hematology.

Unity Oncology/Hematology will host a free picnic for cancer survivors and their families on Sunday, June 12, 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, games, musical entertainment by The SWAN Band, and Patricia Dillard, a cancer survivor, will sing. About 250 cancer survivors and their friends and families are expected to attend Unity’s 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, and demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. It also provides participants a chance to connect 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.

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.