Forrest General hosts 11th annual Cancer Survivor’s Picnic

Forrest General hosts 11th annual Cancer Survivor’s Picnic

This is a news release from Forrest General Hospital

On Friday, October 9, cancer patients or survivors and a guest are invited to join Forrest General's Cancer Center from 11 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. for good food, conversation, music and fun!

The Cancer Survivor's Picnic, which is celebrating its 11th year, is designed to offer a chance to celebrate and fellowship with other survivors while relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather.

Forrest General employee Debbie Walker attends the picnic each year to visit with those who have been through many of the same things she experienced as a cancer patient several years ago. "I love to go each year because I get to see a lot of people and hear how they are progressing," said Walker. "The picnic gives the cancer survivors a chance to get acquainted with other cancer survivors of all ages and bond together as a group."

Forrest General's Cancer Center urges everyone to make healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active and getting recommended screening tests. Screenings for breast, prostate, lung, colon or other types of cancer increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable.

In 2015, Forrest General ranks in the Top 10% of hospitals nationwide for Medical Excellence in Cancer Care, according to CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, an independent company recognizing the nation's best performers on various measures of quality relating to process of care, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

For more information about the Cancer Survivor's Picnic, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445.

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