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Cancer survivors are a testament of hope at 21st annual Celebration of Life at Loma Linda University Cancer Center

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LOMA LINDA – About 150 people, including cancer survivors, their families, and their supporters, turned out to celebrate and share their survival stories at the 21st annual Celebration of Life at Loma Linda University Cancer Center on Sunday, June 3. The event, called “Celebration of Life: Keys to Healing,” was held to mark National Cancer Survivors Day. Cancer survivors, their families, and supporters, shared stories and inspirational words, and heard about the latest developments in cancer research at Loma Linda University Cancer Center. The event was held with support from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The tribe recently gave a $3 million donation to open the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Medical Oncology Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In the photo, Heather Scriven, 32, of Cherry Valley, holds up her 5-month old son, Chase, after being recognized at the event. Ms. Scriven, who came with her husband, Darrell, their four children, and other family members, shared her story at the event of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer while pregnant with Chase. “Just because you have been diagnosed with cancer doesn’t mean it’s the end,” she said. “There’s always hope; the important thing is to keep positive.”

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