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Celebrating Birthdays and Cancer Survivorship in Tyler

June 28, 2019

Earlier this month, residents of Tyler, Texas, participated in a city-wide celebration of local cancer survivors and their birthdays. The luau-themed event was part of the American Cancer Society’s Survivor Birthday Bash, which led Mayor Martin Heines to proclaim June 6, 2019, as Cancer Survivor Day in Tyler.

“As a patient-centered organization, it’s an honor to celebrate our survivors right here in Tyler,” said Dr. Donald Richards of Texas Oncology–Tyler. “Between clinical trials and leading-edge treatment options, we’re proud our patients can receive care close to their homes and support systems.”

The event was hosted in conjunction with several local organizations, including Texas Oncology–Tyler, who provided gift bags to attendees to commemorate the event. Roughly 60 survivors and more than 100 guests took part in the celebration, participating in a variety of activities including a hula hoop contest, limbo, beach bingo, painting, and more. 

See how survivors and supporters celebrated below.

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