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Annual National Cancer Survivor' s Day

Sunday, June 02, 2013 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Ethan Allen Hotel

2013 National Cancer Survivor's DayWestern Connecticut Health Network, in partnership with Ann's Place, The Home of I CAN and the American Cancer Society is pleased to invite our cancer survivors along with a guest to this year's Annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Join us for a morning that celebrates you!

A "cancer survivor" is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.

Featured Speaker

Enjoy a lovely morning breakfast with friends,make new connections and laugh along with our featured speaker, Brett Leake.

Brett Leake worked as a standup comic from 1983 until 1997 when he began working as a sitdown standup comic. In 1998, he started to work also as a funny motivational speaker adding to his standup act, personal stories and what have been called 'philosophic lecturettes', that address using humor as a problem-solving device, and as a means to get more out of life. He performed at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, and Wolftrap. Corporate clients include IBM, Toyota, and Ford. Brett has facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

In 1991, he became the first comedian with a physical disability to appear on NBC's The Tonight Show about which Jay Leno said, "He broke up the whole room. People realized here's a man with a disability and he's not gonna' let it bother him." Other television appearances include Entertainment Tonight and the American Comedy Awards. In 2003, public broadcasting stations around the country began running his hour-long comedy special "Laughing Matters with Brett Leake".

Event Time

Check-In: 8:30am
Program begins at 9:00am



Registration Information

Registration for this limited seating event is required by May 28th. Please call Ann's Place at (203) 790-6568, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m to reserve your seat.


Ethan Allen Hotel
21 Lake Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut

Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Network

Thanks to the CT Challenge for their support of this wonderful day!