The mid-valley’s fifth annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration takes place Sunday, June 4, at the Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis. A new part of the event this year is a 5K walk/run that raises funds to support local cancer survivors.
Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated annually around the globe on the first Sunday of June. This event connects people living with a history of cancer, providing an opportunity to celebrate milestones and recognize those who have supported them along the way. Family, children and friendly dogs are welcome to attend.
Activities are free for all survivors and their family members, caregivers and loved ones, including car washes, massages, lunch, face painting and more. The vendor booths and activities take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The 5K walk/run is a new edition to the annual event, and is in partnership with the popular Give Us 5 walk/run created by a local cancer survivor. This year’s 5K will take place on the campus of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, involving three loops on paved terrain.
Cost for 5K participants is $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6 to 17 and free for kids ages 0 to 5. Online registration is available at GetMeRegistered.com and searching by Corvallis.
Event-day registration for the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk/run starts at 9 a.m. on June 4. Participants are invited to stay afterwards to enjoy food and vendor activities.
Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Becky Pape will speak at the event, as well as Lebanon Mayor and cancer survivor Paul Aziz.
Cancer survivorship is defined from the day of diagnosis forward, including decades-long survivors. The event is also open to cancer survivors who were treated elsewhere.
For more information, call 541-768-4752 or visit samhealth.org/SurvivorsDay. The Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center is located on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center campus at 501 NW Elks Drive in Corvallis.