Banner Diamond Children’s to host childhood cancer survivor event at Reid Park Zoo, Oct. 10

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center will host more than 70 childhood cancer survivors and their loved ones at Reid Park Zoo on Saturday morning, Oct. 10, to celebrate being cancer-free.

After receiving a Beyond the Cure (BTC) educational survivorship grant from the National Children’s Cancer Society, Diamond Children’s is pleased to offer survivors and their families a vibrant celebration where they will enjoy refreshments, interact with zoo animals, enter to win a number of exciting raffle prizes, and most importantly, celebrate being free of cancer.

Volunteers will take Polaroid photos of survivors and their siblings and hand out survivorship resources to parents to encourage healthy living and stress the importance of medical follow-up for their children.

WHAT:    Celebrating Childhood Cancer Survivors

WHERE:    Reid Park Zoo, 1030 S. Randolph Way, Tucson

WHEN:    Oct. 10, 2015,  9 a.m. – Noon

About Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center
Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, 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.