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Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer Survivors Celebration held on June 3

About 300 guests attended the Rogel Cancer Center’s Survivors Celebration on Sunday, June 3 for a day to celebrate life, acknowledge the challenges cancer survivors face, highlight continuing advances in cancer care and resources, and connect with others who understand the cancer journey.

This event, organized by the Rogel Cancer Center’s Community Outreach Program, featured a keynote presentation by author and cancer survivor Terri White Tate, a former psychiatric nurse at UM who faced two bouts of oral cancer and was given only a 2% chance of survival. Ms. Tate shared wisdom from her amazing journey to an audience that was wholly absorbed in her story. Ms. Tate was introduced by Dr. Carol Bradford, executive vice dean for academic affairs and Charles J. Krause, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology at Michigan Medicine.

Next year’s event will be on Sunday, June 2, 2019 and will be the 25th annual celebration.

View photos of the 2018 Survivors Day Event

A banner welcomes attendees to the 2018 event Badges are gifts to attendees

Survivors Day Committee The welcome table

Carol Bradford, MD welcomes guests table decorations

Terri Tate shares her story with survivors Survivors at Survivors Day

Terri Tate meets with guests Terri Tate gives a guest an autograph


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