Great River Cancer Center to Host Cancer Survivors' Picnic June 7

Cancer survivors and their families are invited to a National Cancer Survivors’ Day Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, on the Cafeteria patio at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Great River Cancer Center is sponsoring the picnic.

Cancer Center staff members will give T-shirts to cancer survivors while supplies last, and they will serve grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and other food from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m., participants can play games to earn tickets for prize drawings every 15 minutes. Oncologists Mustapha Khalife, M.D., and William Rockey, M.D., Ph.D., will be in the dunk tank.

Reservations for this free event are required. Please call Great River Corporate Education at (319) 768-4070, by Wednesday, June 3.

During the picnic, Great River Cancer Center, 1315 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, will feature its new linear accelerator for radiation therapy at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7.