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Cancer survivors honored at St. Bernards event

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

St. Bernards Medical Center on Sunday honored survivors as part of National Cancer Survivor Day.

Around 1,000 former and current cancer patients attended the event, along with their friends and family. 

A barbecue lunch was served and guests had the opportunity to win door prizes and hear from a guest speaker.

Cancer survivor Terry Milburn said he hoped to share words of encouragement with all who attended the event.

"Just relay back on some of my experiences, as I went through treatments and what we did," he said. 

He said sharing stories with other cancer patients is something important to those dealing with the disease.

"It is a very special day," he said. "We're not just a number here, we've got a name and we've got a face."

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