Fashion inspires hope on Cancer Survivors' Day
Cancer survivors shared hope and inspired others as they strutted their stuff on the catwalk on Sunday 25 June 2017 as part of Cancer Survivors’ Day celebrations at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Sixteen cancer survivors from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals wore special designs made by Newham College and Stock Shop as they officially opened the third annual Cancer Survivors’ Day, held this year at the Cancer Centre at Guy’s. The fashion show was attended by the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Charlie Smith, and West End actress Ria Jones, who is a cancer survivor herself.
As well as the fashion show, the celebrations included live music and entertainment, talks on health and well-being and tours of the Innovation Hub, the state-of-the-art research facility in the Cancer Centre, which opened last September. The day also included a 3.5km, 6km and 11km Celebration Walk taking in London’s sights to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise vital funds for Guy’s Cancer.
The event was inspired by a visit to the John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, USA, where staff and patients have celebrated Cancer Survivors’ Day for 20 years. It is held on the first Sunday in June in many communities around the globe. The UK’s first Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration was held at Guy’s in 2015.
The Cancer Survivors’ Day events were organised by King’s Health Partners, which Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is part of.
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