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Media Contact: Heidi Press, Public Relations Specialist St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 44405 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, MI 48341 248-858-6662
National Cancer Survivors Day Activity
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Cancer Survivors to Be Feted at ‘80s-Themed Party

Pontiac, Mich.-St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) will host a party for its cancer survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 5. The free event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lafayette Grande, 1 Lafayette St., Pontiac. Cancer "survivors" are considered to be anyone living with a history of cancer-from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.

The celebration is open to anyone who has received cancer treatment at St. Joe's. Family members also are invited.

The party will feature a "1980s" theme. Those attending may come dressed as they might have in the 1980s-with big hair, huge shoulder pads, neon colors, etc. A luncheon and entertainment will be part of the day.

Call 800-372-6094 to register.

Cancer Care at SJMO offers a multidisciplinary continuum of advanced cancer treatment, from acute inpatient care to outpatient services, cutting-edge diagnostic and surgical options and award-winning palliative care. SJMO's program accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer demonstrates that SJMO meets the highest quality care standards.

SJMO holds National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) accreditation for its breast cancer program and the hospital's Breast Imaging Center was one of the first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence programs in the state recognized by the American College of Radiology. SJMO's cancer program is a member of the Mercy Cancer Network. As one of Michigan's largest cancer networks, the Mercy Cancer Network delivers advanced medicine to local communities, offering the latest in cancer diagnostics, clinical research trials and therapeutic technology.

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