publication date: May. 27, 2016

In Brief

Northwestern to Host Survivorship 5k Coinciding with ASCO Meeting in Chicago 


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S Lurie Cancer Center is hosting its 23rd annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K Run in Chicago’s Grant Park June 5, which coincides with National Cancer Survivors Day and the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Participants will have the option of joining a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K along the lakefront. Fundraising is optional and no minimum donation is required. More than 4,000 people are expected to participate, according to Northwestern.

The event will feature family-friendly activities, including a picnic, t-shirts, music, entertainment and the opportunity to hear directly from cancer survivors including Jeff Samuels, who was diagnosed in August 2014 with acute promyelocytic leukemia. While he was treated for APL, his younger sister Abbey was also receiving treatment at the Lurie Cancer Center for stage IV glioblastoma. Jeff, who has been in remission since December 2014, participates in the Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K in memory of Abbey, who passed away in November 2014, and in honor of everyone who has been touched by cancer.


THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY is partnering with Merck Canada Inc. to launch New Horizons in Cancer Research.

Merck confirmed a $1 million contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society to support the creation and roll out of the New Horizons project, designed as an online source for answers about the latest scientific discoveries in … Continue reading 42-21 Northwestern to Host Survivorship 5k Coinciding with ASCO Meeting in Chicago

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