Cancer Survivors Day

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
NEA Baptist parking area, 4208 E. Johnson Avenue

 

 

Please join us as we celebrate National Cancer Survivor's Day! 

This event is designed to keep our cancer survivor's safe - as they will remain in their vehicle the entire time!!

Cancer survivors and their families will be rejoicing all across our nation celebrating survivorship, and the battle they have or are still fighting with this far too common disease.  During a normal year, the NEA Baptist Fowler Center for Cancer Care would be hosting a huge party (which would obviously include lots of hugs) and allowing survivors and families to celebrate together with our wonderful medical team.  COVID-19 has caused a change of plans.  This year we will celebrate area survivors with a unique Cancer Survivor's Day Parade on the NEA Baptist Hospital campus.  Please join us, as we honor those who have conquered,or are managing their cancer diagnosis.

Everyone will enter the campus at the South entrance.  Survivors will be directed to park in the survivors parking lot.  They will stay in their vehicles while masked and gloved volunteers bring them their Cancer survivors t-shirt and a boxed lunch generously provided by Chris Fowler.  The program, featuring messages from physicians, survivors and cancer center staff will be broadcast on 92.7 FM, 103.3 FM, and 99.3 FM.  Following the program, survivors will be directed to the parade route, behind Grand Marshals Wallance & Jama Fowler.  Following the parade, everyone will exit out the South entrance of the campus.

We are also needing community members and volunteers to line the parade route (socially distanced of course) to help celebrate and cheer our cancer survivors as they parade around the campus in their vehicles.  If you are joining us for this important job, please enter our campus at the South entrance as well and follow the directions to the Cheerleader / Supporter parking area.  You will be handed a mask and program showing the parade route.  Please make your way to a spot along the route and prepare to loudly cheer and celebrate our survivors as they drive by.  We would love for you to bring signs and noisemakers to make this a fun and festive time as we help area wide cancer survivors feel special and appreciated.

For additional information please contact Robbie Johnson at 870-936-8479 or robbie.johnson@bmhcc.org