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Living beyond cancer

August 23, 2013

Backus has a number of special events and ongoing programs geared toward those surviving cancer, including:

Cancer Survivors Day

  • When: Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: The William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich

To register for this rain or shine event, which is held outdoors under a tent, call 860-892-2777. Cancer survivors gather to celebrate survivorship over lunch and speaking program. This year’s speaker is former UConn Huskies men’s basketball coach and cancer survivor Jim Calhoun.

Center for Cancer Survivorship Dinner

  • When: Oct. 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Backus Business and Technology Center, 11 Stott Avenue, Norwich

Attend this quarterly dinner to learn more about the Cancer Survivorship Program at Backus, which provides information on a variety of topics to assist you in your journey forward as a cancer survivor. Registration is required by calling 860-425-8780.

The Boutique at Backus

  • Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Backus Medical Office Building, 330 Washington Street, Norwich

The Boutique is the latest expansion of the Backus Cancer Center. It offers personal care and support items for patients undergoing treatments for different types of cancer, as well as items and services meant to assist in healing the mind, body and soul.