St. Joseph Hospital’s 2017
Circles of Life Fashion Show and Luncheon Supports
More than 700 people attended St. Joseph Hospital’s annual
Circles of Life Fashion Show and Luncheon on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the City National
Grove of Anaheim. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, silent auction,
raffle drawings and a luncheon. The highlight of the day was the fashion
show featuring cancer patients and survivors who courageously walked the
runway. This year’s event netted more than $160,000 for cancer research
at the hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.
St. Joseph Hospital’s Cancer Research Program consists of a team
of highly trained research professionals who review potential clinical
trials for patients, as well as implement new trials. Clinical trials
have proven beneficial not only to cancer treatment but to cancer prevention
as well. Ivan Turpin, MD, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon
and event co-chair, explained the impact of cancer research.
“As a direct result of clinical research, more people are surviving
cancer than ever before. And, at St. Joseph Hospital, we don’t just
want to treat cancer; we want to contribute to a cure,” said Turpin.
National studies also suggest that patients who participate in clinical
research in a multi-specialty care setting experience a longer and better
quality of life. A former patient and model in this year’s fashion
show commented on why it is important for cancer patients to have access
to comprehensive care.
“Everyone who goes through cancer wants the best doctors, best care,
best technology and best facilities. And we have that in our backyard.
We are blessed to have St. Joseph Hospital in our community,” said
Tanja Cebula, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation board member and 16-year
St. Joseph Hospital is among the most active community hospitals in the
area to participate in clinical trials for cancer.
To learn more about the
Innovating for a Healthier Community comprehensive campaign, please visit
here. Additional information about St. Joseph Hospital's cancer research
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