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Cancer Survivor Day Brought Out More Than 1,200 Pleased Attendees

Caption: (L to R) Adventist Midwest Health Regional Manager, Cancer Program & Research Services Clarissa Moholick, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Medical Director, Comprehensive Breast Center Dr. Patricia Madej.

Summary: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital hosted its annual cancer survivors day to honor cancer survivors and their families.

La Grange – More than 1,200 people attended the annual Cancer Survivors Day at Ashton Place in Willowbrook. The event featured an internationally recognized speaker, live music, and beautiful tributes to cancer survivors.


Themed “Celebration of Life,” the event was like a giant birthday party to honor each individual cancer survivor.  All of the survivors received a ribbon representing how long the individual has survived cancer, which they hung on a tree.


The guest speaker, Irishman Conor Cunneen, a two-time cancer survivor, spoke about “The Gift of GAB: How Goals, Attitude, Behavior Create a Top o’ the Mornin Feeling.” Cunneen won the Chicago Humorous speaker of the year award, and is a talented business speaker and author.  


Cancer survivors who attended have submitted more than 150 evaluations filled with positive comments about the event. Clarissa Moholick, regional manager, Cancer Program & Research Services said, “At the end of the event, many survivors came to personally thank us for the event. This was so meaningful for them.”


View pictures here.



Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit


Media contact: Trish Reynaert, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-856-2354