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Good Shepherd Hospital Celebrating Cancer Champions

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Barrington, IL- Almost everybody knows a neighbor, friend, or family member whose life has been affected by cancer. According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, nearly 14 million people in the United States alone are living with a history of cancer. On Sunday, June 2, join Good Shepherd Hospital to celebrate the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, a time to honor those who've survived, inspire those who've recently been diagnosed, and give continued support to their families and communities.

"Good Shepherd Hospital has been observing National Cancer Survivors Day for over 20 years," said MarySue Fidale, RN, Survivorship Coordinator at Good Shepherd Hospital, "We want to inspire, empower, create a conversation and community, and ultimately celebrate life after cancer". The Cancer Survivors Day Celebration runs from 12 to 4pm, at Good Shepherd Hospital in the Prairie Room, with a discussion on survivorship with Dr. Thomas Weyburn, MD., Oncologist, and moving testimonials from a panel of cancer survivors who not only prove there is life after cancer, but have gone above and beyond to give back to the cancer community. A lunch is provided by My Chef Station, formerly known as Cooking with Pina, as well a free raffle and celebration giveaways for patients.

Registration for this event is required; there is no fee to participate. For more information and to register, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622) Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm or Saturday 9am to 2pm and request Class Code 3C46. Or register on-line by visiting, click on "I need a class or support group" and type the class code in the keyword box.

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital:

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Good Shepherd has been named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Good Shepherd was the only hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area to receive this recognition. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit