The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital will host its 28th annual Cancer Survivor’s Day event on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hartford Downtown.
This free event, open to those who have or have had cancer and their families, will kick off with remarks from Dr. Andrew Salner, medical director, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, and Donna Handley, vice president, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. This year’s special guest speaker is WNPR columnist and radio personality Colin McEnroe.
Throughout the morning, survivors can mingle with their peers and providers, which include nurse navigators who are instrumental in a cancer patient’s care. Guests will also be treated to a delicious hot breakfast.
“My favorite part about Cancer Survivor’s Day is interacting with patients and their loved ones and celebrating their strength, hope and courage. Everything we do as providers is about this moment,” said Dr. Salner. “We started this event when we opened our Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center in 1990. Cancer Survivor’s Day highlights the continued success of this great center, the largest and most comprehensive in our region.”