American Cancer Society Honors Cancer Survivors with Celebration Luncheon


Relay For Life 2015

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Talbot County encourages cancer survivors and their caregivers to attend a celebration of life and hope on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The 21st Annual American Cancer Society Survivors’ Celebration Reception will take place at Easton High School and will kick off the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Talbot County. The event commemorates the lives of hundreds of Talbot County residents who have survived cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure. The Upper Eastern Shore Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society in collaboration with the Easton High School Culinary Department, led by Mrs. Linda Brown, will offer a complimentary meal to each cancer survivor and his or her guest.

Survivors in attendance will also receive a complimentary luminaria to place around the track in honor or memory of themselves, a loved one or friend.  Survivors will be treated to entertainment by harpist Betty Boda. “The Cancer Survivors’ Reception is a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate life and hope while honoring the personal journey of cancer survivors,” said Michael Loftus, Event Chairperson.  “Every survivor is invited whether they were diagnosed today, yesterday, or 10 years ago.”

Relay For Life is a community event bringing together teams of families, friends, churches, neighborhoods, and businesses – all with the same goal of curing cancer.

Space at the Survivors’ Celebration Reception is limited so survivors and their guests are asked to reserve space by calling Carol Flamer at 410-820-6800.

To form or join a team, to purchase luminaria or for more information about the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Talbot County contact Michael Loftus via email to For more information about cancer  please contact your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

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