“With the number of survivors growing, expanding our presence in each of the counties we serve provides the best opportunity to honor and connect with our cancer survivors,” said Doug Boysen, president and CEO of Samaritan Health Services.
In alignment with National Cancer Survivors Day, the celebrations will begin on Sunday, June 3, and will conclude on Wednesday, June 6. During this time, cancer survivors will have the opportunity to connect with resource staff to learn more about programs such as SurvivorFit, That’s My Farmer and many more. They’ll also have a chance to engage with fellow survivors, participate in an ArtsCare activity, receive a heartfelt gift and enjoy healthy refreshments.
“This has and continues to be a celebration that has great meaning to cancer survivors and their families,” said Becky Pape, CEO at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. “While it has been a privilege to be the primary host location at Samaritan to honor this national day of celebration, I look forward to seeing it expand to the other communities we serve.”
Since 2013, the Samaritan Cancer Program has recognized the journey of those touched by cancer during a single-day event in Corvallis. This year, survivors, loved ones and support are invited to celebrate at a specific location in each of the three counties Samaritan serves.
Sunday, June 3, Corvallis (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Samaritan Cancer Resource Center – Corvallis (located inside Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center)
Monday, June 4, Lebanon (3 to 6 p.m.)
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, conference rooms B/C
Tuesday, June 5, Newport (3 to 6 p.m.)
Center for Health Education, conference rooms A/B (across from Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital)
Wednesday, June 6, Albany (3 to 6 p.m.)
Samaritan Cancer Resource Center – Albany
For more information or to register in your area, visit samhealth.org/CelebrateSurvivors or call Samaritan Cancer Resource Center at 541-768-2171 (Corvallis) or 541-812-5888 (Albany).