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National Cancer Survivor Day

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Chances are you know one of them–a cancer survivor.

Sunday they were being celebrated. Sunday was National Cancer Survivor Day.

In Corvallis they not only celebrated survivorship, but the upcoming expansion of the city’s regional cancer center.

It was the second annual National Cancer Survivor Day at the Samaritan Regional Cancer Center.

Survivors received a free lunch, massages, car wash and various other giveaways.

Organizers say it’s a way to celebrate life after taking on and defeating an often life-changing disease.

“I was sent over here to oncology for Holly, and I found out that it takes several people to make you get through it because you need support. If you don’t have your support, it’s really hard,” said cancer survivor Connie Smith.

Blueprints were also revealed for the $12 million facility that will provide everything from lab work, diagnostic services and radiation oncology care. It’s expected to open in 2015.

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