For patients, caregivers and family members of the CTCA Community
 
 
Celebrate Life ®

Every year at each Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) hospital we commemorate a major milestone for many of our patients – their five-year anniversaries. We hold the Celebrate Life event to honor and congratulate these individuals.

The Celebrate Life event is a two-day celebration that includes a welcome reception, ceremonial tree planting, a formal celebration ceremony and luncheon, as well as adding a leaf to the tree for each celebrant. Celebrants are also encouraged to participate in Hope RoundsSM, which allows them to visit with patients who are currently in treatment to provide hope and inspiration.

The Celebrate Life event is a tremendous source of pride for attendees and an inspirational goal for patients in treatment, as well as re-invigorating for the stakeholders who care for our patients.

To learn more, visit the Cancer Fighters Corner at your hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does CTCA® determine when a patient is eligible for Celebrate Life?
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Does CTCA determine eligibility from the first appointment or the first treatment date?
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The Celebrate Life ceremony is before the month that I started treatment in, do I wait until the following year to celebrate?
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I am currently in active treatment. Would I be honored at Celebrate Life?
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Does my Celebrate Life date change if I have a reoccurrence?
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How will I know if I will be honored at Celebrate Life?
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Will CTCA cover the travel cost for me and my family to attend Celebrate Life?
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When is each Celebrate Life event held?
  • CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Atlanta) celebrates early winter
  • CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center (Phoenix) celebrates late winter
  • CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Philadelphia) celebrates in the spring
  • CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Chicago) celebrates early summer
  • CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Tulsa) celebrates late summer

 The 2017 dates are:

Atlanta–March 31, 2017

Phoenix–April 12, 2017

Philadelphia–May 19, 2017

Chicago–June 9, 2017

Tulsa–September 22, 2017

 

Have a question that we didn’t answer? Your local Cancer Fighters team will gladly help.

Atlanta: cfsoutheastern@ctca-hope.com

Phoenix: cfwestern@ctca-hope.com

Philadelphia: cfphilly@ctca-hope.com

Chicago: cfzion@ctca-hope.com

Tulsa: cftulsa@ctca-hope.com

About the Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is an important symbol representing strength, courage and hope. Its deep roots provide a strong foundation and represent the ability to deal with the changes and challenges that surround us.

We believe that if you plant a tree in solid ground; nourish it with sunlight and refresh it with a gentle rain, it will grow strong. When storms arise, the tree may bend but does not break. And as the seasons come and pass, new buds appear. This solid tree reminds us to hold on to hope and persevere when faced with any challenge.

Each leaf on our tree represents a celebrant and reminds survivors of the strength they have shown on their journey, provides hope for patients currently in treatment and offers inspiration to caregivers and stakeholders.