Middlesex Health Cancer Center’s survivors day a drive-thru this year

MITTELSTADT – The Middlesex Health Cancer Center recently hosted the annual Survivors Day event.

Due to the pandemic, the cancer center was unable to hold its traditional brunch, but staff felt it was important to in some way recognize cancer survivors, those recently diagnosed with cancer, their families and the community, a press release said.

As a result, the center held a drive-up event at the Middlesex Health Ambulance Center in Middletown, portraying cancer diagnosis, care and survival as a “journey that is best traveled together,” the press release said.

“The first cancer survivor to pass through had tears in her eyes as she thanked the cancer center staff and that set the tone for a wonderful day of gratitude and celebration,” Director Justin Drew said in a prepared statement.

During the event, cars were decorated in celebration. Cancer survivors and their guests were greeted by staff and volunteers and received goodie bags and words of encouragement from the doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, medical assistants, therapists and other members of the clinical team, the health center said.

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