FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - Broward Health North (BHN) recently joined with hundreds of communities worldwide to celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Held in the BHN Conference Center, the celebration recognized cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and staff. For survivors, the event showed that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.
“Participating in this event was a great way to honor our cancer survivors and their caregivers for their strength and courage,” said Robert Bugg, Acting Chief Executive Officer. “They are an inspiration to us all.”
At the event, cancer survivors gathered with staff and family members for a family style meal and told heartfelt and inspirational stories about their personal journey. One survivor, Pia Ferro, presented Broward Health North with a donation of $5,000 from a fundraiser that she organized herself to give back to the hospital that saved her life.
“Even after diagnosis and treatment, cancer survivors and their patients often face many challenges and obstacles,” said Brian McAuley, Regional Manager, Cancer Services. “This annual event is a great way to show support to our survivors and families and encourage them to continue with activities that improve their quality of life.”
Broward Health North’s Comprehensive Cancer Center provides a team approach to cancer care allowing our specialists to design an individualized treatment plan that may include several types of therapies. We offer many innovative and state-of-the-art methods of treatment that are coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians. For more information, please call (954) 786-5127.