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Publish Date: 03/27/06
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Cancer Survivors Cruise Ohio River June 4

CINCINNATI—Tristate cancer survivors meet for their annual cruise on the Ohio River on Sunday, June 4, from noon until 4 p.m.

The trip from Covington Landing aboard BB Riverboats’ “Belle of Cincinnati” will be two hours of entertainment—plus food, complimentary photos and prizes in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day.

The event underscores that with early detection and treatment, cancer is survivable, says planning co-chair Patricia Schoenung, of Jewish Hospital.

“There is life after cancer,” says Linda Karr, development director for the UC Cancer Center, “and it’s an inspiration to see the hundreds of survivors who come the first Sunday in June each year to celebrate another year of life.” 

“Cancer puts life into perspective and shows you how important celebrating is,” says Jan Marhefka, planning co-chair and an employee at Fort Hamilton Hospital.

Registration is required for the cruise. Adult cancer survivor may bring one guest; children may bring two. The cost is $10 per person.

Online registration and more information can be found at

 The major sponsors of this year's event are University Hospital, Jewish Hospital and UC Cancer Center with generous support from Tri-Health and Vitas. Other contributors include: Mercy Anderson Hospital, the American Cancer Society, Cancer Family Care, Fort Hamilton Hospital, Dearborn County Hospital, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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