Cancer Survivors Feted At Saturday Breakfast

In 1988, the first National Cancer Survivors Day was celebrated and since then the day has been marked on the first Saturday in June.

Saturday, cancer survivors in Lake Havasu City gathered to celebrate the day with a breakfast sponsored by the Cancer Association of Havasu.

Most of those in attendance all had one thing in common … cancer.

Mayor Mark Nexsen and HRMC CEO Mike Patterson both spoke at the breakfast.

The oldest survivor at Saturday’s breakfast was 96-year-old Dona Malleis.

Cancer survivors and their supporters pose for a photo during the breakfast Saturday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Cancer survivors take a moment of silence during the Cancer Survivor Breakfast Saturday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Supporters in attendance raise their glasses to toast survivors. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Cancer survivors take a moment of silence during the Cancer Survivor Breakfast Saturday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Daniel Altamirano and Maura Cunning of Grace Arts Live perform a song from Seussical Jr. at the breakfast Saturday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jacob Zemojtel performs a song from Seussical Jr. during the Cancer Survivors Breakfast Saturday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Evie Cistaro speaks during the Cancer Survivor Breakfast. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Dona Malleis is presented a plant for being the oldest cancer survivor in attendance. She just celebrated her 96th birthday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jolene Jensen speaks during the Cancer Survivors Breakfast Saturday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


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