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Fairfield Memorial Hospital held their Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration Dinner for local residents Monday night.  Many survivors and their guests attended the event held at the Community of Christ Family Life Center in Fairfield that was beautifully decorated in fall décor by Uniquely Rustique. 

The celebratory evening began with a welcome by Master of Ceremony, Dave Land, followed by the invocation by Reverend Carroll Kakac, and a lovely meal prepared by the Community of Christ Church.  After dinner, Breast Cancer Survivor, Linda Barnard of rural Cisne left the group with an inspiring message of hope.  Her message emphasized the importance of early detection, as it saved her life.  Linda shared that through today’s advanced medical technology doctors were able to detect her cancer in its early stages, which was equivalent to eleven small grains of sand.  Following the message from Linda, Staci Morse of Fairfield, provided vocal entertainment. 

Katherine Bunting, FMH CEO, said, “We are very thankful to have all these survivors together to celebrate their life at this special dinner.  As healthcare workers, we understand the hardships many of these survivors have gone through during their treatments to overcome the obstacles of cancer.  It is an honor for our hospital and staff to host this extraordinary event to recognize these very special individuals.”

If anyone would like to be added to the cancer survivor dinner invitation list for next year, please contact Fairfield Memorial Hospital at 618-847-8243.

Pictured at the Survivor Celebration Dinner is survivor, Linda Barnard, performer, Staci Morse, Reverend Carroll Kakac, and Master of Ceremony, Dave Land.



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