Close to 1,000 expected at Upstate Cancer Center's National Cancer Survivor's Day Celebration June 4

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The Upstate Cancer Center will host nearly 1,000 cancer survivors of all ages, their families and friends at its annual National Cancer Survivors Day event Sunday, June 4 at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park in Syracuse. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. after regular zoo hours are over.

Upstate has hosted this event, which is free to survivors and their family members for 21 years.

One of the youngest cancer survivors to attend is two and a half year-old Liliana, who was diagnosed a year ago with leukemia. As an 18 month-old, she endured chemotherapy and long periods of hospitalization.  Today, she is beating cancer.

This is the second year, the Upstate Cancer Center is holdingthe  event at the zoo.

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Published: Thursday, June 1, 2017