Cancer Survivor's Day celebrated in Greenville - WRBL

Cancer Survivor's Day celebrated in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Cancer survivors in Greenville and Pitt County celebrate Survivor's Day in Uptown Greenville.

The event hosted by the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center will kicked off at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Five Points Plaza and lasts until 8 p.m.

“By bringing Survivor’s Day into the community, we've made it an event for anyone who wants to celebrate survivorship, no matter if they’ve been touched by cancer or not,” says Holly Parrot Hill, cancer survivorship coordinator at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center.  

The event will have activities for people of all ages, including a meet-and-greet with members of the ECU Women’s Basketball Team. There will also be live music provided by Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, NU Clear Kids and Brian Burke. 

Lindsey Forde-Smith is a breast cancer survivor and is now battling bone cancer.  At the event, she set up a lemonade stand saying it's all a metaphor for her life.

Her friend, Altovise "Peaches" Staton once told her, "you know, when life gave you lemons, you made lemonade and shared it with the rest of the world."

Smith kicked off her lemonade stand network this month and promises to continue spreading the word.  

"Your survivorship date begins the day you're diagnosed. My personal belief is that everyday after, you have to start giving back because you've gotten a new lease on life." Smith said. 

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