MONONGAHELA, Pa. - Almost 500 people celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day at the Monongahela Valley hospital Sunday.
The hospital hosted a picnic to celebrate those who have won their battles with cancer.
It was also the 30th anniversary of the hospital’s research center.
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“To me, this is a great celebration of life. That's what it means to me. My father had cancer. I know what it means to grow up with a person who had multiple illnesses and lived,” said Louis Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital.
Picnic organizers said they also wanted the event to inspire people who have been recently diagnosed with cancer.
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