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Life … is a Fiesta

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Rideout Cancer Center to Celebrate Survivors

Marysville, May 23, 2017 – On June 1, 2017 Rideout Cancer Center, in partnership with UC Davis Health System, will invite cancer survivors, family members and close friends whose life has been touched by cancer to "Life … is a Fiesta" to celebrate and honor cancer survivors and to show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and it's worth celebrating. Life is a Fiesta … will be held June 1 from 6-8 pm at the Rideout Cancer Center. The event is free but RSVP is required.

The celebration is in conjunction with Cancer Survivors Day, a cherished annual worldwide celebration of life. It is a time to honor everyone who is living with a history of cancer – including America's nearly 14 million cancer survivors. "A 'survivor' is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life," according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.

"Once someone is diagnosed, we consider them survivors – they may have completed their treatments; some are still getting treatment and others may have completed their care years ago! We are celebrating everyone who has or has had cancer", says Margaret Murphy, the Cancer Center Adinistrator.

"Life is a Fiesta" also celebrates the caregivers, families and friends who supported the survivor through their care. Life after cancer can be beautiful, abundant and fulfilling and that's something to celebrate".

Survivors and their guests will be treated to appetizers, music, games and raffle prizes. The day will be filled with hope and camaraderie as we honor our community members whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

Cancer survivors and a guest who would like to attend this event are asked to RSVP by calling 530.749.4478 or registering via email to