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BIDMC Marks 9th annual Celebration of Life event

Approximately 1,000 cancer patients, their families and friends, and BIDMC staff attended BIDMC’s 9th annual Celebration of Life event on June 9 at Harvard Medical School.

  • Date: 6/24/2002
  • BIDMC Contact: Jerry Berger
  • Phone: 617-667-7308

Approximately 1,000 cancer patients, their families and friends, and BIDMC staff attended BIDMC's 9th annual Celebration of Life event on June 9 at Harvard Medical School.

Associated with National Cancer Survivors Day, the day-long event featured talks by medical professionals, a panel of survivors who shared their inspirational stories, workshops on new directions of research and treatment for many kinds of cancer, and on issues related to living well with the disease.

Cancer survivors shared their art in a show and silent auction and their writing in a published book.

Herbert Benson, M.D., President of the Mind/Body Institute and a member of the internal medicine faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, delivers the keynote address at the 9th annual Celebration of Life at Harvard Medical School.

Approximately 1,000 people attended the day-long celebration of life activities.