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Samaritan’s Walker Center for Cancer Care to Host ‘Shine a Light’ Event for Lung Cancer Awareness

WHAT: The local lung cancer community is coming together for the 11th annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event. Samaritan Medical Center’s Walker Center for Cancer Care will join an anticipated 200 cities where Shine a Lights will be taking place in healthcare facilities this November during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

The event will feature remarks and a meet and greet with Joni Pitcher, Director of Oncology Services, and Dr. Vivian Keenan, Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician. A moment of silence for those lost to lung cancer will be observed, tours of the Walker Center for Cancer Care will be offered, and light refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Walker Center for Cancer Care, Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601

WHO: Samaritan Medical Center with GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (GO2), a patient advocacy and support non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.

WHY: To bring hope, inspiration and support to the North Country lung cancer community. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States taking more lives annually than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.