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Published on August 12, 2010

Cancer survivors honored at 15th annual gathering

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Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544 Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. – More than 1,000 people are expected to gather to celebrate the courage, fortitude, and persistence it takes to live with a cancer diagnosis as Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula holds its 15th annual Cancer Survivors’ Day.

Cancer survivors, their families, and supporters are invited to a free celebration on Saturday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. 

This special gathering acknowledges, supports, and honors cancer survivors with fun, fellowship, food, and entertainment.

 The day’s activities include a barbecue lunch featuring local doctors at the grill; live music and entertainment; a group art project; the Hands of Hope mural created by survivors with their hand prints, signatures, and number of years they've survived; face painting; an inflatable slide; group photos; and clowns. 

Those interested in attending Cancer Survivors’ Day should RSVP by calling 622-2844.  The event is sponsored by Community Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center with assistance from the American Cancer Society. 

### Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/