Wow! That's a really neat asnwer!
Congratulations to all of those who are celebrating! I just had my one year check up on May 3 and I can only imagine how I will feel at 5! Keep on fighting the fight and with everyone at CTCA by our sides we can not help but to WIN the fight!
The most moving part of this celebration was giving my pin to Matt, courageous, spiritual, up, not to mention handsome! We've corresponded a few times since April 15th, and we have a dinner date five years from now at Matt's celebration. GO MATT!
Just want to say how happy we are that Judy Stafford is doing so well...We love you Judy and hope you had a wonderful celebration...
Thanks for a great celebration and to Debbie our escort Like always CTCA showes just what it takes to fight cancer Love and Compassiom I hope many more will find there way to CTCA to see what I found and how great everyone is there.
Congratulations celebrants! Wishing you many, many more years to come!!!!!
just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made this event possible. we had a great time . thank you to debbie who was a great escort it was really nice to have her to show us around and answer all of our questions. again thank you to everyone !!
Thank you for making this such a special celebration. Special thanks to our escort, Annette, it was a pleasure spending the day with her! Looking forward to year 10!
Congratulations to all of you! I was fortunate to have my appointments scheduled for that day so I had the pleasure of being there to join in the celebration. It was awesome! You are definitely an inspiration to the rest of us.
Congratulations for being cancer free for five years and here's to the next 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 to infinity being cancer free. My wish is that you will live your lives to the fullest and enjoy everyday as if it was the Celebrate Life Day everyday.
Happy Anniversary to our many celebrants and may this be only the beginning of a long and fruitful journey.
Congratulations Celebrants!!! You are all such an inspiration to us every day. God bless you.
What a joyous occasion. This is such a wonderful scene. Five year cancer survivors, you couldn't ask for more. God bless CTCA for the compassion, love and hope it is giving to so many people. Someday I am sure there will be a cure with its help.
so glad to be here to celebrate with my sister evelyn waller out of south central virginia/so glad she is well and happpy and thanks ctca for all you have done in helping with her wellness which is so important to our family.
Everybody here is an angel. The care, the love, the spirit...you just feel it. It's a phenomenal place to be. Thank God it's here.
I have family members here that were very well taken care of. I recommend CTCA to anyone.
Thank you Mr. Stephenson - Because born on Mother's Day, I, a patient, "yours", get to remember such mother, herself a forgotten cancer patient, this May. God bless you, yours and all mothers!
Congratulations Eastern Celebrants!
As a volunteer at C.T.C.A., I am always amazed at the love,compassion and hope that permeates this building.....keep the faith!
What a special day for all of our 5-year celebrants and the whole CTCA family!!!
Thank you for this amazing celebration of life. The compassion,professionalism, care and concern of every member of the staff is second to none & the atmosphere of hope here is truly life giving. You all are a precious gift from
Philadelphia is having a beautiful Spring day..a near perfect setting for our Celebrate Life event! Congratulations to our honorees, you are an inspiration to us all. God Bless you all.
Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood for a celebration. Happy 5 years. Enjoy your special day celebrants.
Wow! You have been cancer-free for 5 years! You are all winners! Here's to many, many more years.
“Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe.” – Albert Einstein
Nowhere have I found more hope, inspiration, and the faith to imagine that all things are possible than at CTCA after meeting all of you! Congratulations on your milestone!
Im just happy to be a small part of your cellebration.
5 years ago today 2 major Hospitals told me it was to late .and I would have a better guilty of life NOT to fight my cancer. It was cancer that brought me to my knees.Praise God for guiding me to CTCA. (Was blind but now I see) " Believe "
My aunt, June Tyree is the cancer FIGHTER, seeing what the center offers her physically, mentally and the spiritual she mixes with those two. I see first hand God's angels at work. What a feeling of peace and hope she carries home after each visit.
Part two- After further research we determined that CTCA had the same services and was done the road from us in New Jersey. CTCA saved my wife's life and Five years later cured my Kidney Cancer. Thank You CTCA and Thank You Mr Stevenson.
Five years ago my wife found out she had Uterine Cancer and that is was Stage 4 Category 4. We stirred about and after extensive research found two hospitals. One in Germany and the other in The Dominican Republic.-part 1
To all at CTCA - ERMC Thank you and God Bless !!
I truly appreciate what CTCA has done for my daughter, Yvonne Parry. People have been so warm and welcoming. It's a great place, we love it! We thank you so much for the wonderful care.
Congratulations mom, you made it through five years (soon to be six in December)! You are a real fighter and inspiration. I love you. :)
I am so happy for my loving mother, Nicole Cyrille. She is a true fighter and an inspiration. I am so proud to have her in my life!
I would like to thank Mr Dick Stevenson and Mr Bob Mayo from the bottom of my heart for taking time to celebrate our 5 year benchmark. May God Bless you both and the entire CTCA!
There's no place like home!(CTCA) my home away from home. My friends for life!!! I LOVE you all! Thank you for being there for me. If not for the CTCA I'm sure l would be 6 ft. under. Thank you so much for all the love and support the smiles.
Enjoy the celebration! To good health and good friends.
Congratulations to all you who are celebrating today~!!!!!!!You are all an inspiration to me~!!!!
I am truly honored to take part in this wonderful celebration. Congratulations, friends!
The first 5 years were great, the next 5 years will be even better!
We came to CTCA in January of 2010. We knew the second we walked in the door that this place was amazing. The hope and encouragement from staff is infectious. We are able to get through this devastating time easier because of this center
I have been given the best care and passion as a cancer survivor here at the CTCA center then any where that I have been to. The encouragement of my life has been the best her also.
thank you for all the you give me dealing with cancer i had for 10 yrs and i know and have a lot of faith in you thanks again joe
Celebrants, we are honored to be a part of your 5 year celebration! Thank you for being such a huge part of our family.
i am a cargiver when i and my husband came to the ctca in december of 2009 i had no hope ,i did not belive my dreams were crushed until i seen with my own two eyes. i seen hope and i believe in him. thank you for giving me life to a new meaning!!!!!!
A little "HOPE" goes a long way!
Congrats to the celebrants here tonight in Philadelphia!
Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all! Blessings to you and your family.
Wow! what a party, Congrats Celebrants!
What a great day to Celebrate a Great Event and the Honorees!
Congratulations! Way to go on your five years. Here is to another 50!
Your lives are poems. I am awed by your courage and love of life...
Congratulations!!!! Time to celebrate.....yesssssss
Congratulations and continued health to all our celebrants!
Congratulations to all... You imagined this day five years ago and It's almost here... Can't wait..
Congratulations on 5 years - I wish you many, many more!
Ever since I was told about the "tree of life" and the special ceremony that accompanied the five-year milestone, it has been my goal to be able to say, "I am a five-year survivor!" I hope to see many of the friends we made at the ceremony!
Congratulations and continued good health to all of our celebrants.Your courage and determination are my driving force daily.
Life without cancer!!! Hope, renewal, exhilaration, joy, love, compassion and all that strengthen me in body and in spirit. The Celebration of Life 2011, for which words cannot express my appreciation, will certainly be exciting.
I can't wait.
How beautiful and poetic Nancy! Looking forward to my first Celebrate Life at CTCA.
I can't wait to see all of our celebrants on Thursday and Friday! This year is going to be even bigger and better than year's past. Congratulations celebrants!
Excitement is brewing as we prepare for Celebrate Life. Not only is Eastern celebrating our five year survivors, we are celebrating our five year anniversary in Philadelphia. This is going to be such an exciting and memorable event! I can't wait!
Planting a tree with roots to reach deep into the earth and bring back nourishment, releasing doves to a vision of beauty and hope, and especially giving both pins to a sister or brother in treatment are poignant symbols of our journey.Can't wait.
This is going to be such an exciting event! I can't wait!
Guests are enjoying lunch with closing remarks from Bob Mayo, vice chairman of the board: "Everything good that you imagined five years ago has come true!"
Hope rounds is underway! With the simple gift of a rose, the survivors show their gratitude for the support they received from all their team members – from doctors, to nurses to drivers to chefs.
"We're here to change the face of cancer care... giving hope, innovation and new ideas to our patients." -Richard J Stephenson, founder and chairman of the board
The band is playing as the celebrants walk in. Some are starting out the event with a dance while others are chatting with family, friends and their care teams.
"I think the most wonderful time of the year is tonight and tomorrow... this is the night when we get the chance to see the culmination of everything we believe in and strive for... you inspire us!" - Steve Bonner, President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
"Let me offer my heartfelt congratulations to the 2011 celebrants.... we're going to go dance after this!" - Bob Mayo, vice chairman of the board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Tonight celebrates five years of survivorship for many people from across the country. Founder of CTCA, Richard J Stephenson wishes the best to all survivors!
Toasts, cameras flashing, hugs... all signs of a great celebration tonight!
The celebration has begun! Survivors are enjoying time with their families, friends and many members of their care teams.
Waiting for the Celebrant dinner to start here in Philadelphia. We are so excited!
Recorded on April 15, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.
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Recorded on April 14, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.
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Celebrate Life guests begin to take their seats for dinner and share in the festivities.
CTCA stakeholders celebrate their 5 year cancer survivors!
Nicole Cyrille talks about Celebrate Life 2011
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