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The Oshkosh Student Nurses’ Association (OSNA) along with the American Cancer Society invite members of the Fox Valley Area who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or are survivors of cancer treatment to attend a complimentary dinner and inspirational presentation with your caregiver or guest from 6 to 8 p.m. April 29 in Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom, 748 Algoma Blvd.

The focus of the evening is to encourage people to continue fighting because the survival rate has increased tremendously for cancer patients. Event organizers want cancer survivors to know that student nurses, nurses, physicians and other members of the community are there to support them in many ways during their journey through cancer survivorship.

OSNA wanted to not only show our support but also encouragement for patients since life after cancer is possible. To accomplish this, we are organizing this event as well as gathering the funding needed for it to be complimentary for the attendees.

Volunteers will set up tables, prepare salads, serve the food and beverages and clean up afterwards. College of Nursing dean Rosemary Smith, a nurse and a cancer survivor, will speak.

Karen Gremminger, oncologist at the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center, and Cindy Joyce will be speaking as well. Joyce, a resident of the Fox Valley Area,  is a two-time survivor of cancer who provides inspirational speeches for the American Cancer Society.

Reservations must be made by April 20 by calling (877) 423-9124, ext. 136.

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