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Friday, June 12, 2009 - Broward General Medical Center Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

2nd annual national cancer survivors celebration a success

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, – For the second year in a row, Broward Health Broward General Medical Center celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day with a luau-themed celebration honoring adult and pediatric cancer survivors on Sunday.

The event featured activities including a dunk booth, dancing, a barbeque, snow cones, cotton candy, face painting, arts and crafts, pet therapy and massage therapy.

“This event was a fantastic celebration of life,” said Heather Miller, pediatric hematology/oncology nurse manager at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. “As a caretaker, it was a wonderful opportunity to see our patients in a healthy, happy environment.”

The event included speakers from Broward Health, 16-year-old leukemia survivor Alexandra Salzar and breast cancer survivor Ginny Moro.

“Despite the adversities they often face, cancer survivors continue to show resilience by living active, productive lives,” said Archana Maini, M.D. “The courage and dignity our patients have shown throughout their individual fights against cancer is inspirational. This celebration was a great testament of that.”

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world-class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.browardhealth.org.