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Find Humor and Celebrate Friendship at the 15th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day

Monday, May 07, 2012 - Danbury, CT

2012 National Cancer Survivors DayDr. Stuart Robertshaw, also known as Dr. Humor, will be the featured guest speaker at the 15th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day® program on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The celebratory program will be held at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue in Danbury- Exit 4, off I-84. Sponsored by the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital in partnership with Ann’s Place, The Home of I CAN and the American Cancer society, the program starts with check-in at 8:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. The feature guest speaker presentation follows the breakfast buffet.

About the Speaker

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an Attorney, will share his personal journey which began in September, 1987 when he started a review of the research on the benefits of humor. On June 28, 1990, he announced the formation of the National Association for the Humor Impaired. The Association has received national attention from the press in over 144 newspapers, 180 radio stations and has been featured in magazines such as Family Circle and Mature Outlook. Dr. Robertshaw, whom the press refers to as "Dr. Humor," currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Dr. Robertshaw will share lessons learned about the psychological and physiological benefits of humor and laughter when dealing with cancer.

Seating for the 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.

If you plan to attend, registration must be made by May 28th. To register, 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 Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premiere, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women’s health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.

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