Live music, stand-up comedy and a one-mile fun walk through the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park marked Sacramento's third annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration at UC Davis Cancer Center.
Sista Monica Parker, a powerhouse gospelblues- jazz singer and cancer survivor from Santa Cruz, performed her original songs, while Sausalito inspirational comedienne Terri Tate showed that humor can be found anywhere even in her two bouts with disfiguring oral cancer. KCRA reporter and anchor Tom DuHain, a survivor of Hodgkin's disease, was master of ceremonies.
Celebrated the first weekend in June in more than 170 communities around the country, National Cancer Survivors Day honors the 9 million Americans who are living with a history of cancer. Sacramento's event was sponsored by UC Davis Cancer Center and supported by the American Cancer Society, Healing Journeys, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Sacramento Prostate Cancer Support Group, Save Ourselves and Y-ME Northern California.