Western Connecticut Health Network and Ann’s Place Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day

Danbury Hospital

DANBURY, Connecticut – May 10, 2016 - Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) and Ann’s Place will host a celebration of life for cancer survivors on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Cancer survivors who have received treatment and support services through WCHN or Ann’s Place are invited to attend, along with a guest. 

Event registration is required by May 29. Attendance is free, and seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register early. Please call Ann's Place at (203) 790-6568, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 p.m., or visit www.annsplace.org and click on News and Events and Cancer Survivors Day.

Western Connecticut Health Network works closely with Ann’s Place, a community-based cancer support organization offering group and individual support, as well as many wellness programs.

This year marks the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® -- a celebration for those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community. 

The co-sponsored event takes place on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. There is no fee to attend this event.

Featured Guest Speaker
Enjoy the morning eating breakfast with friends while making new connections and laughing along with this year’s featured speaker Conor Cunneen. Conor is a happily exiled Irishman (with a brogue to prove it), now based in Chicago and a two time cancer survivor (prostate and thyroid) who gives thanks every day for the support and care he received while undergoing his treatments. Conor is an acclaimed speaker, educator and an award-winning humorist who combines wit and wisdom to help you get through the good days and the bad days. Conor's objective is to leave you with a spring in your step, a smile on your face, a beat in your heart (medical experts indicate this is VERY important) and implementable ideas to make your day and work environment better.

For more information about National Cancer Survivors Day® and the celebrations taking place nationwide, go to http://www.ncsd.org.