Celebration of Life
Save the Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013
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Taking place in the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, Celebration of Life is a full day of celebration, education and kinship for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) cancer community to raise awareness about the battle against cancer. This poignant event also welcomes men and women who receive their care from other hospitals in and around Boston — and beyond.
Since 1993, patients and their family members and close friends, along with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other cancer caregivers at BIDMC have gathered together for a daylong celebration in June. This inspiring event allows people living with cancer an opportunity to share their stories and learn from Harvard Medical School affiliated physicians, other community experts, and of course, each other.
"It's the pinnacle of the year for those who have been touched by this disease, patients and health care professionals alike," said Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, Chief of Oncology Social Work at BIDMC and a breast cancer survivor. "Celebration of Life 'puts a face' on cancer, while providing hope to all that fight it," Hill Schnipper adds.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Life event is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Book of Writings
The Book of Writings is a collection of inspiring, moving and amazing stories written by patients touched by cancer.
If you have a story to share, please
e-mail it to Norma Elkind or Hester Hill Schnipper. It may be published for Celebration of Life 2013.
Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2013.
Preferred format: MS Word, Times New Roman, 12pt font
Many thanks in advance for your thoughtful pieces.