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Ellis Island Event Celebrates Life and Liberty After Cancer

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, the nation's fourth largest cancer center, will bring together more than 1,000 cancer survivors to celebrate life, liberty and new beginnings at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty - America's most recognizable symbol of freedom. This special event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

"Celebrating Life and Liberty" will serve as an important reminder that just like the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island on their way to a new life of liberty, today nearly 12 million Americans have survived a very different, but equally long and difficult journey -- cancer.

"After my own battle with cancer, I realized that there is life on the other end and you can come out whole. We want to celebrate that," said Sharon Lee Parker, who is celebrating six years of freedom from cancer and is a cancer coach, inspirational speaker and author of Look Out Cancer, Here I Come! How I Beat the Odds and Came Out a Winner. "Above all, patients need to learn how to come to terms with cancer in order to help defeat it. Once patients put on an 'emotional raincoat,' they can learn to fight back and come out a winner."

"Celebrating Life and Liberty" is an invitation-only event for John Theurer Cancer Center patients and their caregivers. The event includes several activities designed to celebrate a new beginning for those winning the fight against cancer, including a special performance by Le Cirque de la Liberte, tours of Ellis Island Museum and visits to the Statue of Liberty. Several former cancer patients will also provide musical entertainment at the event.

"Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are the perfect locations for this celebration for obvious reasons," said Andre Goy, M.D., Deputy Director of the John Theurer Cancer Center. "Survivorship is one of the core values of our program at the John Theurer Cancer Center. This event not only recognizes patients who went through their therapy, but is also a tremendous reinforcement for those moving forward through treatment."

Since 2002, Dr. Goy and Mrs. Lee Parker have been developing programs to help cancer patients get through the treatment process and rebuild their lives under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., Chairman and Executive Administrative Director of the John Theurer Cancer Center.

Boehm American Porcelain, an American pure porcelain company, will contribute to the event. In 2006, Boehm created the HOPE ROSE and the LIFE LOVER LILLY, a charitable line of porcelain. All retail profits from these collectables go to Mrs. Lee Parker's Life Lover Foundation, which raises money for cancer research.

"Celebrating Life and Liberty" is sponsored by the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. For more information please visit You can also follow live updates from the event on Twitter at and at

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, and preventive care as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancer. The 15 specialized divisions covering the complete spectrum of cancer care have developed a close-knit team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to the John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. Housed within a 775-bed not-for-profit teaching, tertiary care, and research hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art technological advances, compassionate care, research innovations, medical expertise, and a full range of after care services that distinguish the John Theurer Cancer Center from other facilities.

About the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, established in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, raises funds that support the diverse programs and services of Hackensack University Medical Center which 775-bed, not-for-profit tertiary care, teaching and research hospital serves Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area. Affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, HUMC is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey and ranked four in the nation for admissions.

Annually, the Foundation receives more than 17,000 charitable gifts and deposits more than $24 million to help support vital programs and services at HUMC. It also provides more than $100 million in funding for special and capital projects. The Foundation's Planned Giving Program has helped build an endowment that now exceeds $30 million, providing financial stability for the future.

SOURCE The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
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