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Celebrating Life at Cancer Survivors Day

More than 600 cancer survivors, families and friends gathered Saturday, October 6, at Backus Hospital to celebrate survivorship. You’ll meet...

Cancer Survivors Day 2012

More than 600 cancer survivors, families and friends gathered Saturday at Backus Hospital to celebrate survivorship. As part of Cancer Survivors Day some speakers spoke about their own experiences with cancer and Bernie Siegel, MD, a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and author, spoke about the importance of surrounding yourself with love and support while going through treatments. View the photos in this gallery and to learn more about the Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship go to

Laura Beth Seder Memorial Golf Tournament

The Laura B. Seder Memorial Golf Tournament that took place Friday, October 5th at the Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug was a great success. The weather was perfect and the golfers and sponsors had a great time. Thanks to all who contributed through their sponsorships and participation. Funds raised from this meaningful outing will be directed to the Laura B. Seder Memorial Fund in support of the Backus Breast Health Initiative.

Overview of Program

Click here to view a video introducing you to the program from James O’Dea, PhD, MBA, a Backus Health System...

Panera Waterford and Foxwoods to offer Pink Ribbon Bagels to Benefit Backus Hospital During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

anera Breads in Waterford and Mashantucket (Foxwoods), CT are once again inviting their customers to join the fight against breast cancer by enjoying a signature Pink Ribbon Bagel for breakfast, lunch or dinner during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

New coordinator helps breast cancer patients navigate system

This year alone, it is estimated that 250,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told that you or your loved one has breast cancer.

Backus to host Laura Beth Seder Memorial Golf Tournament

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital Office of Philanthropy and Development will host the Laura Beth Seder Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug, a private 18-hole championship golf course in Baltic.

Program helps cancer survivors

NORWICH –The Backus Cancer Center has launched a cancer survivorship program for patients and their loved ones. Cancer survivors can learn...

Backus Hospital offers cancer support group

NORWICH – Backus Hospital is offering a monthly support group on the second Tuesday of each month for cancer patients, survivors and their families. July’s session will discuss communicating with your provider on Tuesday, July 10, from 5-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference room #1 on 326 Washington Street.

Skies clear in time for Plainfield Relay for Life

In the morning there was a downpour. But when the Plainfield Relay for Life began Saturday at 11 a.m. the skies had cleared and cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends flocked to Lions Field next to the Plainfield Town Hall for the 10th anniversary of The Relay For Life of Eastern Connecticut. Backus' Wendy Brennan headed up an enthusiastic team of helpers and participants at this year's event.