BATON ROUGE, La.— On June 4, Cancer Services held its annual Celebration of Life event to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the event welcomed 73 cancer survivors and their loved ones from across the Greater Baton Rouge region to enjoy food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, door prizes, and fellowship.

“It is an honor to acknowledge individuals that represent every part of the journey from diagnosis through treatment,” said Nancy Gosserand, director, Cancer Services. “Their stories of triumph provide encouragement and hope for those facing their own battles with cancer. This uplifting event is always one of the best days of the year at Cancer Services!”

This annual event honors and offers support for cancer survivors – defined as anyone living with a history of cancer – from diagnosis through the remainder of life. This event also draws attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship to advocate for more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve survivors’ quality of life. The afternoon also allowed attendees to acknowledge those who make up a cancer survivor’s support system, including family, friends and caretakers.

This year’s Celebration of Life was made possible thanks to generous support from Performance Contractors and Baton Rouge General.

“Being able to see the strength of cancer survivors on display is truly gratifying,” said Kelsey Amato, marketing and public relations director, Performance Contractors. “Cancer Services is such an asset to so many in our community, and highlighting the work they do on behalf of their clients is a privilege.”

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About Cancer Services
Since 1959, Cancer Services has been improving life for those living with cancer by providing critical support to help families and individuals of all ages through the difficulties presented by a cancer diagnosis. Our goal is to provide therapeutic, free-of-charge support through counseling, support groups, exercise programs, adult and children’s programming as well as assistance in the form of nutritional supplements, grants, wigs, medical equipment loans and more. In these ways and many more, we strive to serve the emotional, financial and physical needs of individuals and families living with, through and beyond cancer. Learn more at