REACH for the STARS Celebration
Celebrate with us at the 10th annual REACH for the STARS Celebration
Proudly presented by:
Vie for the Kids
The Yvette and Arthur Eder Foundation
The REACH for the STARS Celebration is an annual event for pediatric cancer survivors and children who are in treatment, hosted by Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.
Patient families are invited to spend the day reconnecting with caregivers and fellow survivors while enjoying a wide variety of interactive games and activities. The highlight of the day is the STAR Survivorship Lap, when all current and former patients join together for a lap celebrating all they have endured and overcome.
There is no charge to attend the celebration. We welcome your participation in this day of sharing, hope and encouragement.
Please RSVP by May 31, 2017 to Megan Husson via email or at 860.545.9580
11:00 am – Celebration Begins*
11:30 am – Food Service Begins
2:00 pm – STAR Survivorship Lap Assembly – Activities, Survivor Giveaway & Food Service Closes
2:15 pm – STAR Survivorship Lap, Group Photo & Scholarship Presentation
3:00 pm – Celebration Concludes
*Please check-in by 1:00 pm and head over to the T-Shirt Tent, so you can join your fellow survivors for the STAR Survivorship Lap wearing your new REACH for the STARS Shirt!
REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program
Cancer survivorship brings new challenges to children and their families, including access to future health care, delayed effects of cancer treatment, secondary cancers, and quality of life. Survivors of childhood cancers require specialized care that focuses on their unique physical, psychosocial and emotional needs.
The REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program at Connecticut Children’s encompasses Research, Education, Advocacy, Continued life and Health (REACH) for Survivors Tackling All Roadblocks Successfully (STARS). The unique program provides guidance and ongoing support to pediatric cancer survivors, along with access to resources to help them improve and maintain their quality of life.