Carolinas HealthCare System
Winter 2012

Celebrating Cancer Survivorship

LEVINE CANCER INSTITUTE WAS THE PRESENTING sponsor of ”Kaleidoscope on Ice,“ a nationally televised show celebrating cancer survivorship through song and skating. Kaleidoscope was created to empower cancer survivors and their loved ones to rejoice survivors each and every day.

Olympic-champion figure skaters and cancer survivors Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton hosted the third annual ”Kaleidoscope on Ice“ on Nov. 18, 2011, at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte. Champion figure skaters and Grammy-Award-winning musicians gave the audience a thrilling and memorable performance, which was also nationally televised on Thanksgiving Day.

Honoring Cancer Patients—Big and Small

The Institute and Kaleidoscope hosted other festivities leading up to the annual live event. On Nov. 17, 2011, more than 200 health system leaders, Institute benefactors, cancer survivors, physicians and staff and performers gathered to celebrate. Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton spent some time visiting and celebrating survivorship with some of our youngest cancer patients at Levine Children’s Hospital.

Pop sensation Andy Grammer and Kaleidoscope sponsors came together on Nov. 14, 2011, for an unforgettable day at the American Cancer Society‘s Hope Lodge in Charleston, a temporary residence for cancer patients who are undergoing treatment. Grammer serenaded residents with his hit song “Keep Your Head Up,” and Scott Broome, director of Oncology Services for Roper St. Francis Cancer Center, an affiliate of CHS and the Institute, spoke to patients about important survivorship resources and initiatives.

Levine Cancer Institute is proud to be a part of Kaleidoscope. We celebrate cancer survivorship every day by providing support for patients and their families throughout every step of their care journey.

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