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ASTRO, The Wellness Community - Greater Boston Join to Promote Cancer Survivorship
Date:6/23/2008

BOSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an initiative to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with The Wellness Community - Greater Boston to raise awareness of cancer survivorship issues.

Volunteers from The Wellness Community will join forces with ASTRO by participating in the Survivor Circle exhibit at ASTRO's 50th Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 21-25, 2008, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. The Survivor Circle was created to recognize those living with a diagnosis of cancer. This year, it will focus on the programs offered by Boston-area cancer organizations that help patients and their families cope with this disease. Within the Survivor Circle, there is a place for attendees to learn more about this Wellness Community with its five locations in the greater Boston area, the programs they provide and make donations. One hundred percent of all donations collected will be given to support cancer programs in the Boston area.

"We are excited to work with such a well-established, nationally recognized organization," said Patricia Eifel, President of ASTRO. "By joining together, we hope to raise funds for important cancer survivorship programs while educating our members on the important work this group does on behalf of people living with a diagnosis of cancer."

"We are honored to partner with ASTRO and to participate at their exciting 50th Annual Meeting," noted Ron Lipof, President/CEO of The Wellness Community - Greater Boston. "Their global leadership is an excellent example of what can be achieved when we all face cancer together."

Through the Survivor Circle, ASTRO also works to recognize a local cancer survivor who works to give back to the community. The awardee receives a cash prize of $1,000 to keep or donate to a support organization. V
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SOURCE American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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