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For release: May 29, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Celebrate cancer survivors
Akron General offers a free evening of support and education

Akron General McDowell Cancer Center will celebrate cancer survivors on June 5, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Medical Center’s Conference Center Auditorium, 400 Wabash Avenue, Akron. Join family members and friends for a free evening of celebration, support and education!
  • Get inspired with presentations from fellow survivors and Akron General staff
  • Capture the moment with family and friends in a photo booth
  • Get moving with music and exercise demonstrations from Akron General LifeStyles
  • Relax with chair massages
  • Enter to win prizes
  • Enjoy smoothies and healthy food provided by area chefs

Please RSVP to Debbie Thomas, RN, Survivorship Nurse, 330-344-1418. Free parking will be provided.

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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