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Comedian Cancer Survivor Tom Hayes Delivers a Presentation Full of Humor

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - Danbury, CT

comedian, Tom Hayes

Tom Hayes, a comedian and cancer survivor known for his quick, articulate, clean, animated and just plain funny sense of humor will be the featured guest speaker at the 13th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day event on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., following by a breakfast buffet from 8:45-9:45 am, and the program begins at 9:45 a.m.

A cancer survivor, Hayes, lost a leg to cancer at the age of 12, and it’s not uncommon to see him go zooming down the ski slopes or bungee jumping from hundreds of feet up. There isn’t a challenge that Tom hasn’t enthusiastically faced head-on, especially if someone said it couldn’t be done. He completely epitomizes the “Can Do” Role Model.

Along with a very successful business career, Hayes has performed for the last 20 years as a first-rate standup comedian, humorist and speaker. In 1986, he received the “Funniest Person” award by Showtime Cable Network. His act is a rare combination of magic, comedy and salesmanship. Come and enjoy a presentation full of humor with the practical advice of how the game of life is really won day after day.

The 13th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day program is hosted by the CommunityNational Cancer Survivors Day 2010 Cancer Collaborative, a team of non-profit organizations that include The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital, Ann’s Place, The Home of I CAN, and the American Cancer Society. The event takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ethan Allen Hotel is located at 21 Lake Avenue in Danbury- Exit 4, off I-84.

Seating for this free event is limited to a cancer survivor and one guest. A “cancer survivor” is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.

To reserve your place by May 28, 2010, please call Ann’s Place, The Home of I CAN at (203) 790-6568, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital is dedicated to caring for people who are diagnosed with cancer, personalizing their treatment plans based on the recommendations of multidisciplinary case review teams. Our cancer patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and a full spectrum of outpatient and in-hospital oncologic services that includes dedicated emotional and practical support. A Cancer Care Coordinator works with patients from diagnosis onward to help navigate the sometimes confusing or overwhelming aspects of cancer treatment.