Sim also announced the upcoming Meigs County Cancer Survivor Appreciation Dinner to be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 20 at the Mulberry Community Center. The event is being co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Meigs Relay for Life Planning Committee and Advisory Board in conjunction with several local businesses and organizations.
The event, which will feature a spring theme, is free to all Meigs County cancer survivors/patients and a guest. The meal will be catered by God’s NET, entertainment will be provided by the River Blend Quartet and donated door prizes will be awarded. ACS Patient Navigator Kim Painter, who serves Meigs County, will provide information about the program’s services and examples of ways in which she has helped numerous Meigs County cancer patients navigate through their cancer journey.
Meigs County Relay for Life Co-Chair JoAnn Crisp noted: “It is the consensus of the Meigs County ACS Relay for Life Planning Committee/Advisory Board Members that our cancer survivors inspire us to live life to the fullest and to cherish friends and family because you don’t know what lies ahead. We appreciate our cancer survivors who have fought this terrible disease and have given us the desire to make a difference in the fight against cancer. We look forward to a delightful evening of fun, food and fellowship.”
This is the third cancer survivor dinner held in Meigs County. The first was offered in March 2006 and the second was held in October 2007 with both dinners attended by more than 50 local survivors/patients and their guests.
Sim noted: “Participants have enjoyed past dinners and given us overwhelmingly positive response; therefore, we decided to host another dinner to honor our neighbors who have or are battling cancer. We encourage cancer survivors/patients to invite others they know who share the cancer journey.”
For more information or to RSVP, contact JoAnn Crisp at 992-2136 or Courtney Sim at 992-6626.