Media Contact: Alicia Gonzalez, (818) 800-3113
Glendale Adventist Medical Center to Celebrate Cancer Survivor Day
With Keynote Speaker Chris Erskine, LA Times Editor & Columnist
WHAT: Join Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Friday June 25, 2010, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for their annual Cancer Survivor Celebration luncheon and Flame of Hope Award Ceremony with key note speaker Chris Erskine, an editor and columnist at the Los Angeles Times. Click here to learn more.
Erskine lost his father to cancer and is an advocate for cancer survivors. He has taken an active role helping a dear friend fighting the disease.
His columns, Man of the House and Fan of the House, are distributed to 600 papers worldwide. In The Times, they appear Thursdays in Sports and Saturdays in the Home section. In 2002, his column on family life inspired the NBC sitcom “Hidden Hills, on the adult side of living in the suburbs. He is also the author of “Surviving Suburbia,” a collection of his columns from The Times. It reached the LA Times bestseller list in 2003. His most recent book, “Man of the House,” a collection of essays on life in suburban America, was published in 2006. He is also a popular host and speaker at charity events around Southern California.
VISUAL: The featured entertainment will be cancer survivors themselves. They will entertain guests with six dances they learned in their dance class at the Therapy and Wellness Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.The dance classes are part of a unique Cancer Fitness Program put together by GAMC cancer experts, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. The program is free for cancer patients following surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
WHO: All individuals diagnosed with cancer and those who experienced cancer through family or friends are invited to attend. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Please call (818) 409-8100 to RSVP or register online.
WHERE: Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Main Auditorium, Ground Floor
1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHY: Overcoming cancer means more than surviving. It offers an opportunity to see life, love and friendship in a new and more meaningful way. Cancer survivors have a chance to show the world that cancer is an illness many people survive.
Media Note: Cancer survivors and medical experts are available for interviews. For more information, call Alicia Gonzalez at (818) 409-6604.
1509 Wilson Terrace • Glendale, CA 91206 • Tel: 818-409-8000