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Lurie Cancer Center Survivors' Walk Steps Off June 1

The 15th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration & Walk is the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's salute to cancer survivors and the strides made in cancer treatment and research.

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May 6, 2008 | by Marla Paul

Dr. Steven Rosen on National Cancer Survivors Day

CHICAGO -- The 15th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration & Walk is the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's salute to cancer survivors and the strides made in cancer treatment and research. The event will take place on Sunday, June 1, National Cancer Survivors Day.

The leisurely four-mile, non-competitive walk, which begins in Grant Park at the corner of Columbus and Balbo drives and continues along Chicago's lakefront, is expected to draw more than 4,000 participants. The walk honors survivors and all those whose lives have been touched by cancer. It also recognizes the achievements of the Lurie Cancer Center's physicians, scientists and health professionals whose work is inspired by the courage they witness daily.

The celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk steps off at 9 a.m. A day of festivities for the family will include an opportunity to sign the Dedication Wall, a picnic lunch, music and entertainment. No pledges are required. The $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments. Registration is $20 on the day of the walk. Children in strollers are admitted free. Registration is available online until May 30 at www.cancer.northwestern.edu. For additional information call 312-695-1304.