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Cancer survivors celebrated in Lafayette

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Hundreds of cities hold celebrations to recognize survivors.

About 150 people were registered for this year's event which featured a meal, BINGO, and recognition of the newest and longest cancer survivors.

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National Cancer Survivors Day is for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional.

Most people think cancer survivor means the person is cancer-free, but that's not the case.

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It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors' quality of life.

Organizers said the event honored those who passed away while giving hope to those still battling the disease. Whether they're diagnosed, now in treatment, or are cancer-free, all of these people are considered survivors. All cancer survivors from the Twin Tiers and one guest are invited. Parking validation is at the reception desk on Level 1.

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