WEST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition of the 25th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program invite their patients to a Celebration of Life Luncheon on Sunday, September 9, 2012. 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 Saint Barnabas Cancer Program and will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange.

Celebration of Life will feature a presentation entitled “A Life in the Balance: A Comic’s Story of Surviving Cancer with Laughter and a Passion for Living” by keynote speaker Scott Burton.

An 18-year osteosarcoma survivor, Burton is an award-winning comedian, national champion juggler, survivor and author of the book, A Life in the Balance. He is praised for his ability to shed comic light on his own journey to survivorship and his high energy and hilarious performance teaches others how to find joy during challenging times. 

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Burton’s unique fusion of stand-up comedy, world-class juggling and jabs at himself are all intertwined with the heartfelt message that surviving cancer – or any challenge, for that matter – requires a positive attitude. Join Saint Barnabas for Burton’s inspiring and entertaining program that goes beyond the fear of cancer or struggle in life and calls for joy, laughter, and expression of self every day.

To make a reservation, please call the Cancer Program registration line at 973-322-2671 by August 30, 2012. Please leave your name, phone number, guest’s name (children must be over the age of 16) and your doctor’s name.  Due to limited space we are requesting one guest per attendee.

Celebration of Life is one of numerous community and/or educational activities sponsored by The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program 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 Program provide outpatient facilities with private chemotherapy treatment rooms, a community resource library and extensive psychosocial support and community educational programs.