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CONTACT: DIANA LUNDELL
1309 John Colloton Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-4303
email : diana-lundell@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

NOTE TO EDITORS: Two of the patients/survivors have agreed to be interviewed about their experiences with cancer, either in advance or the day of the celebration. If you are interested, you may call Helen Sheets at her home, at 354-5370, and/or Patty Ankrum at 335-9136 (work) or 354-0381 (home).

Third Annual Celebration of Life at UIHC

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Survivors of cancer will gather at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Sunday, June 1, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for the Third Annual Celebration of Life.

Adult and pediatric survivors of cancer and their family members and friends are invited to the celebration, which is being held on the Colloton Pavilion Patio.

A panel of patients and survivors cared for at UIHC will share their experiences and answer questions. Panelists include Mike McCarron, Patty Ankrum, Dayna Gronoski, and Shelby Myers-Yerhage. Owen Duffy will moderate the panel.

Guests will enjoy refreshments and the music of a local band, Black Sheep. Clowns Ursey Pursey and Carrie Harnack will stroll the patio entertaining participants, and children can have their faces painted.

For additional information, call Jeanette Peck at 356-2624.

5/23/97