Breast cancer survivor Shawn Tesser, ovarian cancer survivor Denise Bing, and thyroid cancer survivor Richard Park share their stories at the 2014 Survivorship Celebration. They are introduced with a few words from Mary McCabe, Director of our Cancer Survivorship Initiative and master of ceremonies for the event.
Actor Rob Lowe addressed cancer survivors and their families at a Memorial Sloan Kettering public event celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day. Lowe said that cancer is truly a family disease because it affects everyone – including the parents, children, and siblings of those with a cancer diagnosis.
Lowe recounted his experience with cancer as young boy, when his grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Undaunted by the prognosis, his family members faced their fears together, forming a closer, more loving bond.