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Harvest of Hope celebrates cancer survivors this Saturday

By Alyson Shields Reporter
GAINESVILLE - It's the season for fall festivals, but one festival scheduled for Saturday, October 19 is a bit different than most. It's the annual Harvest of Hope festival for cancer patients and survivors.

The festival, which will be held the Lake Lanier Olympic Center on Clarks Bridge Road from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., celebrates the survivors of cancer and their families, as well as giving patients an opportunity to connect with other survivors and reconnect with medical personnel who treated them.

The event is open to all cancer patients, survivors and their families. The festival got its start in 2000 with Dr. Anup Lahiry, an oncologist with the Longstreet Cancer Clinic.

"The whole idea was to meet [each other] as human beings other than patient and doctor and nurse, to all meet together and celebrate life, have fun and to remember that there is more to life than having chemotherapy or having cancer," said Lahiry.

The event is free but pre-registration is requested. Any cancer survivor and their families are welcome to attend, regardless of diagnosis or where they recieved treatment.

To register, contact Jennifer Lafond at 770-533-4705 or jennifer.lafond@longstreetclinic.com


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