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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.

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.

Latest TV ad features Backus Breast Center

Our latest television commercial highlights the Backus Breast Center, which is the only center in southeastern Connecticut to receive national...

Norwich Relay for Life 2012

Cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family gathered at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Saturday, June 9, for the 2012 Relay For Life. Backus is proud to be one of the sponsors of this annual event which brings the community together to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer.