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Attending the Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center THRIVE survivorship celebration on June 23, from left, are administrator Linda Lee, guest speaker Pasha Hogan, guest speaker and survivorship program team members Laura Gaddy, Francinne Lawrence and Suzanne Hotard.

Local cancer survivors were honored June 23 at Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s annual THRIVE survivorship celebration.

Held during National Cancer Survivor Month, the event was hosted at the cancer center in collaboration with the Red Shoes Project Hope Program. Author, therapist and three-time cancer survivor Pasha Hogan was the guest speaker after a luncheon. She talked about her experiences with cancer and finding joy and celebrating life during and after a cancer diagnosis.

“Survivorship is an important phase on the cancer care continuum in that it acknowledges the individual’s completion of their initial treatment and their new focus on living life well after a cancer diagnosis,” said Francinne Lawrence, the cancer center’s manager of survivorship and integrative medicine.