Baptist Honors Cancer Survivors

Baptist Memorial Health Care celebrated cancer survivors this month with gatherings in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Some of the events were held on National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 2, while others took place later that week. Keep going to view images and read more about the special ways Baptist honored cancer survivors.

Baptist Cancer Center-Anderson celebrated cancer survivors during the 11th Annual Handprints of Hope event, recognizing National Cancer Survivors Day. During Handprints of Hope, 129 survivors, representing 1,125 years of survivorship, placed their handprints on a canvas with finger paint and signed their names. The canvas is displayed in the cancer center to provide encouragement for patients who are undergoing treatment.

Baptist Cancer Center locations in Memphis hosted the Rhythm of Life Cancer Survivor and Awareness Day community event on Thursday, June 6, to honor cancer survivors, extend support to those affected by cancer and encourage others to take proactive steps for prevention and early detection. Nearly 400 people attended the event, held on the Great Lawn at Shelby Farms Park. The event featured live music, food, face painting and games.

Baptist Cancer Center providers were available to talk to attendees about the significance of early detection and promote awareness of cancer prevention strategies. Dr. Jesse P. Wright, Dr. Philip Lammers and Dr. Sohail Minhas spoke, recognizing and celebrating cancer survivors. A cancer survivor also took the stage to share her story.

Baptist Cancer Center-North Mississippi released butterflies for cancer survivors on Thursday, June 13.

NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day with a lunch at Valley View Church of Christ, attended by cancer survivors, their families and care team members. The event, themed “Hope Grows Here,” featured butterfly decorations, door prizes and fellowship.