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The following article was posted on September 27th, 2012, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 13, Issue 29 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 29

Cancer survivors have a night out

BY AMY ASMAN

Surviving cancer can take its toll on the body, mind, and spirit, but it’s still something worth recognizing and celebrating. On Oct. 3, Marian Cancer Care will host the second annual Girls’ Night Out event for female cancer survivors on the Central Coast.

The festivities will start at 6 p.m. in the Mission Hope Cancer Center conference room at 1325 E. Church St. in Santa Maria. The awe-inspiring talents of local magician Rich Ferguson will be the highlight of the evening. New Times, the Sun’s sister paper to the north, recently named Ferguson San Luis Obispo’s 2012 Central Coast Best Entertainer, and he made his national television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March of 2011. In addition to being an award-winning magician, Ferguson is also an author and motivational speaker.

This event is an opportunity for women to celebrate the many accomplishments they’ve made as cancer survivors. Attendees are encouraged to reconnect with old acquaintances, meet new friends, and converse with Marian Cancer Care and Mission Hope Cancer Center health-care professionals that have supported patients throughout their illness.

“Our annual Girls’ Night Out event is sure to be a magical evening and is designed to celebrate the lives and many achievements of female cancer patients who have triumphed over cancer,” oncology services director Katherine Guthrie said in a press release. “On behalf of Marian Cancer Care, I encourage all Central Coast women cancer survivors to attend this amazing event which promises to be memorable.”

Refreshments and food will be provided. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

For more information or to RSVP, patients and their loved ones can call Marian Cancer Care at 219-HOPE (4673).

Managing Editor Amy Asman compiled this week’s Community Corner. Information should be sent to the Sun via e-mail, mail, or fax.