Heartland Cancer Center celebrates ninth anniversary
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center’s ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.
The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the Circle of Life Balloon launch will occur at 3 p.m. Tours will be offered to anyone who wants to learn more about the cancer center’s facilities and services.
“This event is a special time for all whose lives have been touched by cancer. It is a way to honor those currently living with the disease and their caregivers, and to remember family and friends who are no longer with us,” said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer support group.
Foss, who is a 19-year cancer survivor, noted that three colors of balloons are available for the launch. White balloons represent memorials, red is for survivors and yellow for caregivers.
Those who want to indicate a person’s name on a balloon tag may do so in advance at the cancer center or on the day of the event.
Doug Brown, support group member, encouraged the community to participate in this annual event.
“All of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another,” Brown said. “And the balloon launch is always special. It never gets old watching the balloons rise, knowing who they represent.”Heartland Cancer Center is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family.
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