Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) will honor its five-year cancer survivors at its annual “Celebrate Life” ceremony June 1. CTCA is located at 10109 E. 79 St., just off of 81st Street and Highway 169.
This annual event is a kick-off to National Cancer Survivors Day, which is celebrated nationwide on June 3.
Friday’s events will include:
9:15 a.m. Survivor Tree Planting
Each year on the hospital grounds, CTCA plants trees to honor its five-year cancer survivors. In addition, each five-year survivor receives a special plaque and an engraved leaf on the brass Tree of Life in the hospital lobby.
10:15 a.m. Laugh Out Loud Seminar
An uplifting seminar by Faith Dreher and Gerald Ellison, Ph.D., director of mind-body medicine.
11 a.m. Celebration Lunch
12 p.m. Celebrate Life: Ray of Hope Ceremony and Guest Speaker Linda Armstrong Kelly
The Celebrate Life ceremony will feature a formal recognition of the five-year cancer survivors.
Kelly single-handedly raised Lance Armstrong in the Dallas projects and was the driving force in encouraging him to fulfill his destiny as one of the greatest athletes in history. When he was diagnosed with Stage 4 testicular cancer, she helped research his treatment options and was by his side throughout recovery. Today she is an active and loyal supporter of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. On May 10, she was honored by the National Mother’s Day Committee as a 2007 Outstanding Mother at a luncheon at The Pierre New York Hotel. She has been recognized as one of America’s most fascinating women by Ladies Home Journal magazine and has had recent television appearances on The Dr. Phil Show, CNN, CBS and ESPN.