Honoring the Fight on National Cancer Survivors Day

Honoring the Fight on National Cancer Survivors Day

It was a celebration of life at Cancer Survivors Park in east Memphis Sunday.
MEMPHIS, TN (loclamemphis.com) - It was a celebration of life at Cancer Survivors Park in east Memphis Sunday.

The day came complete with fellowship, a pink fire truck and memories.

"It's to honor the memory of people that didn't survive cancer and those of us that are survivors."

"I came here to celebrate life, to celebrate two years since I was diagnosed with cancer."

Virtually everyone who attended National Cancer Survivors Day near Oak Court Mall had a story, because one in three people are somehow affected by cancer in their lifetimes

"I'm a four time survivor of cancer, I'm still fighting... my first cancer was when I was 27 and I'm 44 now, and I'm still fighting."

"I signed [the fire truck] in memory of my grandfather and my dad. My dad's alive and my grandfather didn't make it."

It was the bittersweet memories that made National Cancer Survivors Day all the more meaningful.

Our own Joyce Peterson helped emcee the program. She explained that like many, her family has been touched.

On a personal note, I applaud everyone at the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration. Like them I've been affected, currently undergoing chemotherapy for bladder cancer.

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