Forrest General to host 12th annual Cancer Survivor’s Picnic – Because We C.A.R.E.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (September 20, 2016) On Friday, October 7, cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers are invited to join Forrest General’s Cancer Center from 11 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. for good food, conversation, music and fun!
The Cancer Survivor’s Picnic, which is celebrating its 12th year, is designed to offer a chance to celebrate and fellowship with other survivors while relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather. This year, the picnic will be located in the Hattiesburg Clinic parking lot adjacent to the Forrest General Cancer Center. Cancer survivors are invited to bring one guest to the picnic.
Forrest General employee Debbie Walker attends the picnic each year to visit with those who have been through many of the same things she experienced as a cancer patient several years ago. “I love to go each year because I get to see a lot of people and hear how they are progressing,” said Walker. “The picnic gives the cancer survivors a chance to get acquainted with other cancer survivors of all ages and bond together as a group.”
Forrest General’s Cancer Center urges everyone to make healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active and getting recommended screening tests. Screenings for breast, prostate, lung, colon or other types of cancer increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable.
In 2016, Forrest General was awarded the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. This evidence-based designation is the only cancer care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.
For more information about the Cancer Survivor’s Picnic, visit the event page here, or call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445.