Celebrating cancer survivors

Organizers said the event was an opportunity for cancer survivors to meet with other survivors, celebrate how far they've come, and to show appreciation for family members, friends and healthcare professionals who have supported them.

Posted: Jun 3, 2018 4:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Thousands of people around the world honored and celebrated those who have a history of cancer on Sunday for National Cancer Survivors Day.

More than 100 people gathered at Oakmont City Park in Eugene Sunday afternoon for Oregon Cancer Foundation's free event.

The event offered food, games, and live music.

Organizers said the event was an opportunity for cancer survivors to meet with other survivors, celebrate how far they've come, and to show appreciation for family members, friends and healthcare professionals who have supported them.

KEZI spoke with one cancer survivor who attended the event who said it was a great way to connect with others.

"Let's you know that you're not alone, you have a family, you're supported and that you're not the only one in this journey by yourself," said Victoria Berry.

Organizers said they appreciate everyone that attended Sunday’s event, and hope that next year’s event will be even larger.

For more information on Oregon Cancer Foundation and the services they provide click HERE.

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