C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day is a program to raise awareness about colon cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania and the importance of screening and early detection. The event is in memory of Helen Phillips, a woman who fought a courageous battle against colon cancer and died in the summer of 2002. C.A.S.U.A.L. Day takes place each year at the end of March – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. On this day participants dress C.A.S.U.A.L. while wearing a specially designed pin and/or custom t-shirt to promote awareness about colon cancer. Participants pay $5 for a pin and/or $15 for a t-shirt – with proceeds supporting the colorectal cancer community and healthcare professional education and outreach efforts coordinated by the Cancer Institute.
Cancer Survivors Celebration
Cancer Survivors Celebration is an annual event held in honor of all of the people from Northeastern Pennsylvania who are coping with cancer in their lives and those who are now free of the disease. Each year members of the Family of Survivors - which includes cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals - attend this meaningful event. Held in the fall, the Celebration features the "Circle of Survivors," an activity during which every person in attendance has the opportunity to say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support.
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute