Cancer survivors day at the ballpark

Cancer survivors will be celebrated at a Birmingham Barons game June 1.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Birmingham Barons and various Alabama cancer-related organizations will host “Celebrating Life,” a National Cancer Survivors Day event, 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, in Regions Park, 100 Ben Chapman Drive.

Survivors_day_event_brief_artNational Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities annually during the first weekend of June. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.

This year’s event will feature educational opportunities, children’s activities, giveaways and more. Come cheer on the Barons as they take on the Chattanooga Lookouts and help us recognize the thousands of cancer survivors who are celebrating life.

The first 200 cancer survivors will receive a free T-shirt and ticket to the game. There will be an honor wall for attendees to honor a loved one who has battled cancer.

For more information or to submit a name for the honor wall, visit www.uab.edu/survivorsday.

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