Breast Cancer Vigil and Celebration Held In Downtown Lancaster.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, Fairfield Medical Center, FairHoPe Hospice and the Supportive Link Breast Cancer Support Group, hosted a Breast Cancer Vigil and Celebration at the Gazebo in downtown Lancaster.

“This event is a great way to show support to cancer survivors and those who lost their battle,” said Sharon Roshon, event coordinator. “It is all about awareness and providing support to people in need.”

The inspiration behind the vigil is to promote breast cancer awareness, honor our survivors and remember those who have passed. This free event was open to the public and consisted of a brief ceremony, music, the sending off of doves and candle lighting. Breast Vigil Survivors
A local music group named the Golden Girls and the Fairfield Medical Center Choir provided the entertainment that evening. Participants were then encouraged to stay at the Gazebo for refreshments provided by FairHoPe Hospice.

“This event is a great way to remember our loved ones in recognition of breast cancer awareness month,” said Kelly Russell, FMC radiology supervisor. “It is a heartfelt ceremony that I think is important to those that struggle with their diagnosis, giving them hope and encouragement while also honoring our survivors.”

Fairfield Medical Center offers a comprehensive cancer program that is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. As part of our program, we offer surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology, as well as support services such as our oncology nurse navigators. The Cancer Resource Center is the newest addition to our cancer care program.

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