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Greenwich Hospital hosts cancer survivorship event

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Greenwich, CT – On Monday, May 11, Greenwich Hospital hosted “Surviving Cancer,” a tribute to cancer survivors from throughout the community.

“The number of cancer survivors continues to grow. We’re delighted with the progress we’re making across this nation in improving cancer survivor rates,” said Norman G. Roth, interim president and chief executive officer of Greenwich Hospital. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate our survivors’ strengths and victories as we move toward a brighter future that is closer to being free of cancer.”

The celebration was a chance for survivors, friends and families to reconnect with volunteers and oncology staff and learn about hospital and community cancer care resources.

During the event, Barbara Ward, MD, Breast Center medical director, presented the 2015 Greenwich Hospital Breast Center Award to Frank Corvino, former president and chief executive officer of Greenwich Hospital, for his efforts to establish the Breast Center.

“Frank had both the vision to see what was possible and the faith in the Greenwich community to pull it off in terms of building the Breast Center,” said Dr. Ward. The Breast Center has better early detection and survivor rates than other institutions across the country.

The event featured information about the Yale Cancer Center genetic counseling program, the American Cancer Society, the Good Dog Foundation, CancerCare, Healing Touch, Gilda’s Club and more. Guests were treated to photographs on the “red carpet” and a reception at the hospital’s Garden Cafe.