Cancer survivors share tales of triumph

Dr. John Ferraro, of Clifton Park, said he is always glad to see the survivors come out and share their stories with one another.

"Every year I'm amazed at how many more people we get," he said.

Dr. Janet Gargiulo, the event's guest speaker, said she is thankful for the opportunity to spend time with the patients in a non-medical setting.

"It's nice to know them outside of the treatment room," Gargiulo said.

Employees Dacia Littlejohn and Gina Boilard helped pass out festive gear to the survivors. The Troy office also participates with the Latham office, so survivors from all over the Capital District enjoyed the day.

During the ceremony, cancer survivors were able to view 25 pieces of the Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition, displayed from Monday, June 7 to June 11 at the Latham branch.

The art is created by those who have been touched by cancer.

"The biennial competition invites individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers, to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning," according to Latham Oncology Hematology.

Winners are then chosen by independent judges, and the works are displayed in a number of locations.


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