|SAN DIEGO (May 8, 2012) – Scripps Cancer Center will host free public celebrations throughout the month of June for local cancer survivors, their families, friends and the community at large at each of its four hospitals across San Diego County, in conjunction with the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day.
The programs are open to all residents living with a history of cancer (and their guests), regardless of where patients received their treatment. Events will include presentations on the latest advancements in cancer treatments, inspirational stories of survival, refreshments and opportunities to connect with caregivers and fellow survivors. More information on events is available by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.
-- SCRIPPS GREEN HOSPITAL – Sunday, June 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valerie Timken Amphitheater, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, Calif. 92037. Register by calling 858-554-8533.
-- SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LA JOLLA – Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schaetzel Center, 9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, Calif. 92037. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.
-- SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ENCINITAS – Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Scripps Encinitas Conference Center, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, Calif. 92024. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.
-- SCRIPPS MERCY HOPSITAL SAN DIEGO – Saturday, June 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady’s Chapel, 4077 Fifth Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92103. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.
Cancer care at Scripps is provided through Scripps Cancer Center, a nationally recognized leader in cancer care, providing comprehensive care at Scripps’ four hospitals and various Scripps Clinic locations. With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Center seeks to provide the best possible treatment and cutting-edge research trials for patients by coordinating medical expertise in the areas of clinical cancer care, community outreach and clinical, translational and basic research.
Scripps is the only cancer care provider in San Diego to earn network accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Scripps Polster Breast Care Center at Scripps La Jolla, the Breast Care Center at Scripps Green Hospital and the breast care programs at Scripps Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Chula Vista have earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer Centers (NAPBC). The radiation oncology department at Scripps Green Hospital has earned accreditation in radiation therapy from the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.5 billion nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 23 outpatient centers and clinics.
Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been consistently recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.|