On Thursday, October 11, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana presented our eighth annual Tribute Dinner at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom. The event offered a special evening of memorials and healing laughter within our cancer community. Our Tribute Dinner is an important opportunity to gather with others along this cancer journey, pause and pay tribute to some amazing people. Beautiful tributes were dedicated to many people touched by cancer, including survivors, caregivers, physicians, and lost loved ones.
Guest speaker, Scott Burton, a stand-up comic and world-class juggler, set the tone with the gift of laughter. He shared his story as a cancer survivor and revealed a refreshingly honest perspective of the human side of cancer.
Cancer Services provides meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance to individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families. For every person with cancer whom we meet, we also come to know the people around them, who love and care for them during their journey. Events such as our Tribute Dinner allow us to succeed in our mission and aid in the quality of life for cancer patients here in Northeast Indiana.
10-11-12! Our Tribute Dinner is around the corner and this year weâ€™re honored to welcome guest speaker, Scott Burton. With Scott in our midst, this evening is sure to be anything but stuffy. Scott is an author, comedian, world-class juggler, and cancer survivor.
Scott shares his story internationally. With refreshing honesty, experienced stand-up and world-class juggling, Scott breaks convention by crafting a comedy routine â€“ laced with joy and passion â€“ of his personal battle with cancer. A veteran of hundreds of shows since his diagnosis, Scott erases the mystique and fear of chronic disease. His audience soon sees that his is not simply a story about cancer. It is the story of life. And in every life there is humor and joy to embrace.
Having been there, Scott believes the gift of laughter helps cancer survivors (or those facing any trial in life) feel normal and see their lives as precious. Scott says, â€œI felt, and still do, that each moment laughing is a moment you are â€“ if only for a second â€“ in love with life.â€
We invite you to join us at the Tribute Dinner on October 11, 2012 as we celebrate life and pay Tribute to some very special people in our cancer community.