Community invited to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day together at Ring That Bell event.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the FVHO Fight Back Foundation is honoring the tradition of ringing bells to celebrate survivors of cancer and all those affected by cancer with its annual Ring That Bell event at noon CST.
Patients, family and members of the community are encouraged to join the celebration at the Appleton, Neenah, Waupaca, Shawano and Oshkosh Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) locations starting at 11:40 a.m. New London residents are asked to attend the Appleton location. Bells will ring from noon until 12:01 p.m. with light refreshments to follow.
Those outside the FVHO locations or those unable to attend are also encouraged to participate, photograph and share their photos to FVHO’s Facebook page to show support for all those affected by cancer.
“FVHO has truly enjoyed seeing the community’s support of Ring That Bell over the past three years,” said Dr. Anthony Phillips, president of FVHO. “As we transition to ThedaCare, we hope that events like Ring That Bell leave a lasting impact on the lives of our patients. Our bells symbolize hope for so many people and there is no better way to honor everyone touched by FVHO than to come together for this event.”
Ring That Bell takes place in advance of National Cancer Survivors Day, which falls on the first Sunday of June each year. Ring That Bell 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.