Diamond Children’s to Host Childhood Cancer Survivors Party at Children’s Museum Tucson, Sept. 24

WHAT:         2nd Annual Childhood Cancer Survivors Party

WHEN:         Saturday, Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE:       Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 South 6th Ave.

Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center has received a grant from the National Children’s Cancer Society to host a “Night at the Museum” party for Southern Arizona pediatric cancer survivors and their families on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The invitation-only event at the Children’s Museum Tucson is expected to draw more than 200 people. This is the second year Diamond Children’s has hosted an October celebration for current and former cancer patients and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Last year’s event was at Reid Park Zoo.

More than a dozen cancer support organizations will host booths at the event. Volunteers will be on hand to distribute survivorship resources to parents to encourage healthy living and stress the importance of medical follow up for their children.

About Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children from newborns to teens. In addition to comprehensive oncology care provided in partnership with the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Diamond Children’s offers care for pediatric emergencies, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopaedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children’s health. For more information, visit www.BannerChildrens.com/DiamondChildrens