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EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream
Emanuel Medical Centers celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day will include free ice cream sundaes and some lively music to mark the occasion. - photo by Photo Contributed

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

Cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates are all invited to join Emanuel Cancer Center celebration of National Cancer Survivors’ Day with a free ice cream sundae from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Last year’s event saw an estimated 500 scoops of ice cream doled out and this year the organizers are hoping to hand out event more.

“Every year, National Cancer Survivors’ Day grows because advances in prevention, detection and treatment mean more and more people than ever are surviving cancer,” said Michael Iltis, executive director of Emanuel Cancer Center. “That’s a cause for celebration every single day, but it’s nice to come together on one special day, National Cancer Survivors’ Day, to mark how far we’ve come in the fight against this disease.”

The event is open for any cancer survivor, advocate or caregiver.


“Basically, if cancer has touched your life, we hope you’ll come celebrate with us,” Iltis said. “There will be live Dixieland music, a free gift, and the ice cream sundaes will be served by the wonderful staff and physicians who work here at Emanuel Cancer Center. And sugar-free ice cream will be available!”


Please RSVP by Friday by calling 250-5355. Emanuel Cancer Center is located at 880 E. Tuolumne Road.