Celebration of Life planned for cancer survivors, family
Star Journal Report
The James Beck Cancer Center at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, part of Ascension, will host its 10th annual Celebration of Life – “Capturing Moments” on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This year’s guest speaker is Mike Regole of Eagle River. Regole was diagnosed with cancer of the right tonsil in July, 2016 and received treatment at the James Beck Cancer Center. He will share his treatment story and enjoyment of life which includes hockey, hiking and the woodworks business he shares with his son Anthony.
The Celebration of Life is to honor those who are battling or have battled cancer and to recognize the contributions of their families and friends.
“We encourage anyone in the community to attend this event to emphasize the fact that cancer survivors can live active, productive lives even though they may still face many challenges,” said Kim Hetland, director of cancer services at James Beck Cancer Center.
Following the ceremony there will be a butterfly release, an open house which will feature tours of the James Beck Cancer Center, an ice cream social, educational displays and support materials, and a dedication of the newly placed commemorative bricks and bench will be held. Light refreshments will be served.
According to the American Cancer Society, there are an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. This has increased from three million survivors from 1971 with more than 1.5 million new cancer cases expected to be diagnosed in 2017.
For more information, please call the James Beck Cancer Center at 715-361-2140.