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Lurie Cancer Center to host 21st annual cancer survivors walk and run

Nearly 4,000 attendees, including more than 700 cancer survivors will gather in Chicago's Grant Park to celebrate on Sunday, June 1, 2014. What are they celebrating? They are celebrating life.

Cancer survivors to celebrate life on National Cancer Survivors Day
Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Their celebration is the signature event of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and is held on the first Sunday in June as part of National Cancer Survivors Day. On National Cancer Survivors Day, cancer survivors across the globe will unite to show the world what life after cancer looks like. It is a unique celebration showing the world that their is life after cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual Celebration of Life

This Chicago area community event honors cancer survivors and recognizes health care professionals who have dedicated their careers to providing patient care and pursuing research. This event is dedicated to bringing cancer survivors, families, and friends together with the physicians, scientists, and health professionals who support them for a meaningful, memorable morning filled with family-friendly activities.

The annual event is in its 21st year. The Survivors' Celebration Walk and 5K features a leisurely, non-competitive walk (approximately 3 miles in length) along Chicago's lakefront followed by a picnic lunch for attendees, family entertainment, educational opportunities, and a chance to sign the dedication wall. This is the second year that participants will also be given the opportunity to participate in a cip-timed, 5K race the morning of the walk.

For more information on how to celebrate life after cancer on Sunday please visit their website. Registration is required and online registration ends May 30 @ 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Event Day registration begins in Grant Park at 7:30 a.m. on June 1.

Event Day registration begins in Grant Park at 7:30 a.m. on June 1.

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