In recognition of the 23rd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, The Cancer Centers of Saint Barnabas Medical Center invite their patients to a Celebration of Life Luncheon on Sunday, September 19, 2010. This special event celebrates the courage of cancer survivors, the fortitude of their health caregivers, and the support of their loved ones. The afternoon is hosted by The Cancer Centers of Saint Barnabas Medical Center and will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052.

Celebration of Life will feature a presentation entitled "The Human Side of Being a Cancer Survivor" by Jimmie C. Holland, M.D. Dr. Holland, author of The Human Side of Cancer - Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty, is a Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology and an attending psychiatrist for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For more than 20 years, Dr. Holland has pioneered the study of psychological problems of cancer patients and their families -- whom she calls "the real experts." She will explore the broad range of emotions people with cancer and their loved ones experience from the moment of diagnosis through the treatment and its aftermath.

The event is open to adults and children over the age of 16 and a buffet lunch will be served. Because of limited space, we are requesting no more than one guest per attendee. To RSVP or for more information, please call 1-888-SBHS-123, option #4, preferably by September 1, 2010.9 Celebration of Life is one of numerous community and/or educational activities sponsored by The Cancer Centers of Saint Barnabas which feature several specialty services and a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment programs. These include medical oncology, radiation therapy, cancer genetic counseling and testing, gynecologic oncology, and clinical research, as well as The Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Cancer Centers provide outpatient facilities with private chemotherapy treatment rooms, a community resource library and extensive psychosocial support and community educational programs.