Hospital’s Cancer Institute Hosts Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 700+ Cancer Survivors and their Families Attend Game on June 2
Baltimore, Md. — In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, the Saint Agnes Hospital Cancer Institute will applaud its many survivors with a fun day of baseball, camaraderie, and an on-field celebration at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The event will take place on Sunday, June 2 during the Orioles game against the Detroit Tigers.
In the past, the Saint Agnes Cancer Institute has honored this day with a luncheon celebration. By moving the event to a more casual, social setting at Oriole Park this year, Saint Agnes is able to recognize more survivors, seeing an increase in expected attendance from 300 to more than 700.
“We wanted to do something different this year to really celebrate this momentous occasion in survivors’ lives and inspire patients who are still battling cancer,” said Jen Broaddus, oncology social worker and planner of the event. “We’re excited to partner with the Orioles and Peter and Georgia Angelos for our event this year and make this a memorable afternoon that our patients and survivors will always remember.”
Attendees will spend the afternoon enjoying the baseball game as the Oriole Bird makes a special visit to entertain guests in the stands. The first 150 survivors to arrive at the ballpark will receive a prize pack including a celebratory t-shirt, a megaphone filled with baseball items and giveaways, courtesy of the Orioles. To cap off the day, 10 courageous Saint Agnes patients at varying stages of treatment will be honored on the field. The selected patients and their loved ones will be celebrated in the infield and will each receive an autographed baseball.
“Each of our patients is unique and special and deserves the best treatment we can offer,” said Dr. Carole Miller, director of the Cancer Institute. “That’s why we’re excited to offer exemplary, personalized treatment plans in our modern new Cancer Institute and can celebrate our patients’ lives every year for National Cancer Survivors Day.”
Earlier this year, Peter and Georgia Angelos donated $2.5 million in support of a new medical building at Saint Agnes, which encompasses the hospital’s expanded Cancer Institute, as well as a variety of specialties, including cardiovascular, bariatrics, urology, pulmonary, thoracic, general surgery and others. The Angelos Medical Pavilion opened in February 2013, supporting Saint Agnes’ capital expansion initiatives in Baltimore with an emphasis on patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 314-bed hospital currently undergoing a $200+ million expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Md. and is a full service teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical and surgical specialties. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, Maryland Metabolic Institute, Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Women’s & Children’s Health Institute. Saint Agnes pioneered the first Chest Pain emergency department in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services.
Vitamin on behalf of Saint Agnes Hospital