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9th Annual New York Cancer & Blood Specialists Patient Celebration Day

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, in partnership with the New York Cancer Foundation, is pleased to announce the return of one of its most special events, the 9th Annual Patient Celebration Day!  The event will be held on Saturday, September 24th, from 12 pm-4 pm at the Bald Hill Amphitheater Parking Field at 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738.

“Patient Celebration Day is really about letting our patients know how much we care about and appreciate them,” said Dr. Jeff Vacirca, chief executive officer of NYCBS and chair of NYCF. “It’s one of the most remarkable days of the year where we get to give back to our patients and come together in celebration with their families and ours.” 

The celebration for patients, caregivers, and their families is expected to have over 1,500 people attending this special event this year. NYCBS will support this event, placing no burden on patients and caregivers. Any support remaining from this event will be donated directly to the New York Cancer Foundation to continue to help all patients in need.  

The New York Cancer Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization that offers financial assistance to patients in the Greater New York Metro Area with cancer diagnoses. Our foundation strives to relieve qualified patients of financial stressors of day-to-day living expenses, including rent/mortgage payments and utility payments.

Attendees will enjoy family-friendly activities, including carnival games, a tie-dye station, raffles, catering from Felico’s, and an area dedicated to Working Paws Training, a dog training and adoption center. The event will also have a pop-up store where patients can find low-priced clothes, shoes, and children’s items.

“I think the staff enjoys the experience as much as our patients do,” said Tina Toulon, executive director of NYCF. “We had so much fun planning all the entertainment and activities. We wanted it to feel like a carnival for kids and adults—something for everyone!”

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