Cancer Survivor Day in Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Cancer survivors celebrated life on the Bangor waterfront Sunday.Cancer Care of Maine hosted its annual “Cancer Survivor Day” along the banks of the Penobscot.It’s a free event that honors survivors and co-survivors.Besides a ceremony, there was plenty of live entertainment, including jazz and standup comedy…and lots of goodies, too.The event was held in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day.Local attorney and survivor Julio DeSanctis was one of the featured speakers at the event.He says it’s a day to celebrate what he and other survivors have accomplished.<"we've got a marvelous facility here at eastern maine...cancer care of maine...and they're building a new facility...getting the word out, raising money...you can be treated...and survive...you don't survive forever, but none of us do!">There are 12 million cancer survivors in the United States.Many of them took part in National Cancer Survivors Day, to demonstrate that cancer is not an automatic life sentence.


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