Cancer Survivors’ Day set for August 3, with talk by journalists Kate Callaghan-Green and Dan Green about navigating Kate’s cancer
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MONTEREY, Calif. — Kate Callaghan-Green, formerly a news anchor with KSBW, and her husband, KSBW anchor Dan Green, will share their story of navigating Kate’s cancer as part of Community Hospital’s Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration on August 3.
Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to the free gathering, which includes a barbecue staffed by local doctors, music, creation of a Hands of Hope mural by survivors, and visits with therapy dogs. The event has been held by Community Hospital for more than 15 years and is an opportunity for people to celebrate cancer survivorship, which starts at the time of a diagnosis.
The Greens will talk about their experiences after Kate’s diagnosis of cancer around one of her parotid glands, which are major salivary glands.
“Staying positive and being in a place to motivate and encourage others will be wonderful,” Kate said. “But I normally don’t like to talk about me. That’s hard to do. My job was always to tell the stories of others. Now, I’m doing the sharing and am so grateful to be able to do so.”
Cancer Survivors’ Day is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 3 at Monterey Peninsula College. The Greens’ presentation is from 11 a.m. to noon in the Lecture Forum and will be moderated by Kevin Causey, vice president and chief development officer of Montage Health Foundation, which sponsors the event. Seating for the discussion is first come, first served, but registration for the overall celebration is requested, at www.chomp.org/celebrate or by calling (800) 388-4301.
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Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. Its parent company is Montage Health, the umbrella for entities that work together to deliver exceptional care and inspire the pursuit of optimal health. Community Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 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 Montage Wellness Center. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula chomp.org.