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Backus, Windham Hospitals to Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day Virtually June 12

June 02, 2021

Surviving a bout with cancer is always something to celebrate, even in the wake of a pandemic, so teams at Backus and Windham hospitals are inviting people to join a virtual Cancer Survivors Day celebration on Saturday, June 12.

The event, with the theme “Give Cancer the Boot,” will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The celebration will feature:

  • Performances by a Johnny Cash impersonator.
  • Demonstrations of chair yoga that patients and their family members can replicate at home to ease stress and feel centered.
  • A healthy cooking demonstration. Proper nutrition is very helpful during cancer treatment and to help sustain good health in survivorship.

There will also be a presentation by Jeff Evans, the Hartford HealthCare photographer working at Backus and Windham and a 49-year cancer survivor who found solace, strength and adventure in bike-riding during treatment and beyond.

The event is free but registration is required. To register, email CSDCelebration@hhchealth.org. You will then be sent a Zoom event invitation to join the event on June 12.