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Dr Gina Barreca Shares Humor and Camaraderie at the 14th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day™ on June 12th

Friday, May 20, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Gina Barreca, National Cancer Survivor's Day speaker

Dr. Gina Barrecca, Professor of English Literature and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut, will be the featured guest speaker at the 14th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day™ program on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury. The event takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with check-in opening at 8:30 a.m. The program presentation follows a breakfast buffet.

The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital, in partnership with Ann’s Place, The Home of I CAN and the American Cancer Society, is honored to invite our cancer survivors along with a guest to the 14th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day™ program on Sunday, June 12th at the Ethan Allen Hotel is located at 21 Lake Avenue in Danbury- Exit 4, off I-84.

Dr. Gina Barreca has served as an advisor to the Library of Congress for work on humor and the American character, and is a popular speaker at professional conferences the world over. She received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and M.A. from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Her eight books, including the best selling “They Used to Call me Snow White, But I Drifter”, as well as Babes in Boyland”, “Perfect Husbands and Other Fairytales”, and “Sweet Revenge” (which have been translated into seven languages) have led to appearances on Oprah, The Today Show, 48 Hours, and 20/20 as well as frequent publication in major newspapers and magazines worldwide.

2011 National Cancer Survivor's DaySeating 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 June 6th, 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 leader in complex surgical care and minimally invasive technologies for cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, orthopedics and spine care, breast disease and cancer. Surgeons use the da Vinci robotic surgery system and advanced imaging to perform surgery and interventional procedures together. The Praxair Cancer Center, a recipient of the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award is one of the key specialty centers at Danbury Hospital. Other key specialty centers at the 371-bed hospital include the Total Joint Replacement Program, the Spine Center, the Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center, the Center for Weight Loss Surgery, and the Family Birth Center, which welcomes 2,500 babies annually. In 2010, it opened the Danbury Hospital Research Institute in 2010 with a world-renowned team to focus initially on women’s reproductive cancers, while maintaining a strong emphasis on health and wellness programming as a Spirit of Women hospital.

The Hospital also embarked on a multi-year $150 million expansion effort in 2011 -- the largest building project in the organization’s history. The project includes a new patient tower with single rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, a new critical care unit, a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and additional parking.

For more information on Danbury Hospital or to find a doctor, call 1-800-516-3658 and visit