Central Peninsula Hospital is seen in Soldotna on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Peninsula Hospital is seen in Soldotna on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Peninsula Hospital to host Cancer Survivor’s Day event

The event will take place Sunday, June 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Central Peninsula Hospital will host a celebration of National Cancer Survivor’s Day at Soldotna Creek Park on Sunday, June 2.

The event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a celebratory survivor walk held at the park’s boardwalk starting at 2:15 p.m.

According to a hospital release, the event will feature a celebration of survivors and an attempt to raise awareness of the challenges they face and the value of bone marrow donations.

To that end, a bone marrow match drive will be held at the event where attendees between 18 and 40 years of age can register as donors “with a simple cheek swab.” The release says that people battling blood cancer can be “desperately searching” for matches.

“We are thrilled to honor cancer survivors and their families on National Cancer Survivors Day,” says Kelly Marre, oncology social worker at Central Peninsula Hospital, in the release. “This event is an opportunity for our community to unite, celebrate life, and raise awareness about survivors’ ongoing challenges. It’s not just about surviving cancer; it’s about thriving beyond it.”

For more information, visit cpgh.org.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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