This year marks Turville Bay’s 8th annual Cancer Survivors & Thrivers Ice Cream Social. Held on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, this is a free event for those who’ve been impacted by cancer – as patients, family members, caregivers, or healthcare providers.
In a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Monona, guests will enjoy free ice cream (10 delicious flavors to choose from) generously donated by Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and musical entertainment graciously provided by Westside Andy. There will also be opportunities to interact with healthcare providers and to learn more from agencies that offer cancer support programs, such as Gilda’s Club Madison.
Turville Bay doctors and staff look forward to this event as much as those that attend. “It’s a fun time to get together to enjoy life and celebrate cancer survivorship,” says Dr. Michelle Mackay, Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist. And Dr. James Richardson, Radiation Oncologist, adds, “It’s our shared experiences that make this event so special. It’s a chance to be informal, get to know one another and see that good things do come out of cancer treatment.”
For Barb Thiermann, Executive Director, this event fits perfectly with Turville Bay’s philosophy of patient-centered care. “We work hard to create a stress-free environment for patients at Turville Bay and this event provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with others in a relaxed, beautiful setting.
The Cancer Survivor & Thrivers Ice Cream Social is not just for those associated with Turville Bay, this is truly a community event. Everyone is welcome to attend from cancer survivors, those living with cancer, those in treatment, and those recently diagnosed. Join us Sunday, June 3rd 1:00-3:00 at Turville Bay, 1104 John Nolan Drive.