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Lurie Cancer Center Walk Celebrates Survival

Eighteenth annual walk salutes cancer survivors, cancer research and treatments

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May 23, 2011
CHICAGO --- Cancer survivors, along with their family and friends, will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 5, at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University’s 18th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration and Walk.

The celebration begins in Grant Park at South Columbus Drive and East Balbo Avenue at 7:30 a.m., and the non-competitive walk along the lakefront steps off at 8:30 a.m.

Lurie Cancer Center physicians, scientists and health professionals will be among the 4,000 participants expected for a morning of festivities, including an opportunity to sign the Dedication Wall, a picnic, music and entertainment. No pledges are required. A $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments. Registration is $25 on the day of the walk.  

Several cancer survivors with inspiring stories of hope and perseverance are available for interviews in the days leading up to the walk and the day of the walk, including:

Register online or call (312)-695-1300.