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Banner Churchill celebrates cancer survivorship


FALLON, NV (May 6, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital staff members recognize that a diagnosis of cancer is a journey that touches many people. Because of that, they will join communities across the country to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 1.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is a celebration taking place in hundreds of communities to unite in a symbolic show to the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive and inspiring.

“We have decided to recognize this meaningful event by inviting residents from our community who have been touched by cancer to join us for an ice cream social,” said Banner Churchill Community Hospital CEO John D’Angelo. “We want the community we care for them during their diagnosis and treatment and care about as survivors.”

Organizers of the event will celebrate those who have survived cancer; inspire those who are recently diagnosed with cancer; and provide support to families touched by cancer. The event is free and open to cancer survivors and families in the community. There will be educational booths, entertainment and ice cream.

It takes place 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 325 Scheckler Road in Fallon.

This event is supported by Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Churchill County Social Services, Churchill Community Coalition, Churchill Parks & Recreation, City of Fallon, Fallon Chamber of Commerce, Fallon Relay for Life, American Cancer Society and many more.

For more information call (775) 867-7006.

About Banner Churchill Community Hospital
Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, NV, opened at its current location in 1996 and is a part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. It offers acute and primary care, including comprehensive Emergency care with an ambulance service that covers more than 5,900 square miles. For more information, visit

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