Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology partners with the American Cancer Society to ring in National Cancer Survivors Day
Bells to ring at noon CST on June 1, 2016 for one full minute
“We all have a reason to ring a bell and recognize National Cancers Survivor Day.”
Appleton, Wis. (May 12, 2016) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, is honoring its favorite tradition of ringing bells to celebrate survivors of cancer. On June 1, 2016, at noon CST, FVHO, the American Cancer Society and partners across the nation will ring bells for one full minute to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day.
The event was inspired by a time-honored tradition that takes place at cancer care facilities all over the country. The bells signify a turning point in the lives of cancer patients and represent the meaningful moment when their chemotherapy treatment ends. Individuals across the country are continuously ringing bells as they beat the battle against cancer in their own lives.
“The sound of bells ringing is tremendously symbolic to patients and our employees because it represents the struggle, tears, fight and strength of each and every individual who is diagnosed with cancer and those who support them throughout their journey,” said Dr. William C. Guenther, founding physician of FVHO.
National Cancer Survivors Day is on June 5, but FVHO and the American Cancer Society will come together on June 1 with all types of bells to make a joyful noise from coast to coast.
“The American Cancer Society is pleased to partner with FVHO in recognizing and celebrating the more than 14.5 million cancer survivors alive today,” said Thomas Shefchik, senior market manager for community engagement for the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society. “The Ring That Bell event allows us to create awareness that progress has been made but also reminds us of the reality that there is a lot of work still to be done.”
FVHO and the American Cancer Society encourage people across the country to participate in the bell ringing to celebrate the strength and unity of cancer survivors in their fight against the disease that affects one in two people worldwide.
“The bell ringing is important not only for those who have won the fight against cancer, but also those who are still fighting, those who support individuals with cancer and for those honoring their loved ones – we all have a reason to ring a bell and recognize National Cancer Survivors Day,” Guenther said.
FVHO will be welcoming the community to its North Gateway Drive location off of Ballard Road on June 1, 2016 to ring bells at noon and celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day together.
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Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology provides the most advanced cancer care in northeast Wisconsin. With 21 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology is THE provider of cancer care in northeast Wisconsin.