Cancer survivor Cindy Reid is an inspiration to many cancer patients and their families. For those battling the disease and for the people who love them, optimism is often hard to come by.

Reid was diagnosed with acute monocyclic leukemia in 2010, a disease known for being fatal if not caught quickly and aggressively treated. After many hellish hours of treatment and a bone marrow transplant, Reid won her battle and gained new perspective on life.

From the official press release:

“If there is one thing I can’t say enough its thank you, to my friends, family, supporters and all of the medical staff who helped me fight when I wasn’t sure if I could anymore. Their optimism made a worlds difference.”

 

Each year Cindy joins other cancer survivors and those whose lives have been affected by cancer at Celebrate Life, a community event hosted by St. Vincent Frontier Cancer Center.

 

It honors those who are battling or have battled the disease, as well as the lives of those who were lost their fight.

 

“Cancer impacts not only the person who is diagnosed with the disease, but also their friends and family,” says Mary Beery, Oncology Service Line Director at St. Vincent Frontier Cancer Center. “Celebrate Life gives us all an opportunity to come together, support one another and have fun as we pay tribute to everyone affected by cancer.”

Join your friends from Cat Country and help celebrate life, Saturday, Aug. 15 at St. Vincent Frontier Cancer Center, located at 1315 Golden Valley View Drive on the West End. This is an uplifting, family-friendly event filled with food, live music and smiles. The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Karen Gallagher will be broadcasting live from noon 'til 2.