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National Cancer Survivors Day Picnic Celebration a Big Hit

Cancer Support CoFlashFrozenPhotography-9793mmunity Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara’s 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day Picnic was a huge success!  Over 400 people attended this yearly celebration of life.  We have so many people to thank.  First we’d like to say thank you to our generous sponsors that made our 2017 National Cancer Survivors Day Picnic possible. The Diane Warren Foundation, Union Bank, and Amgen for their generous contribution; Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks for another amazing lunch.  The Kiwanis Club has been donating their time and culinary skills for our NCSD picnic for 19 years and we felt blessed to have them here again this year; The Soroptomists for their the time they took to serve up our wonderful lunch; The National Charity League, Conejo and Vista Robles chapters.  These girls and their family members worked tirelessly throughout the day, always with a smile on their faces, and provided us with delicious desserts; Rhythm 805 for the awesome live music.  We loved listening and dancing to the fabulous music they provided us; Eva Baseova and Jose Hernandez of Salseros-LA for the amazing salsa performance and interactive lesson. We loved getting out on the dance floor with you; iHart Photo Booth for the beautiful keepsake photos.  We loved their friendly attitude, props, and gorgeous photo backgrounds; Flash Frozen Photography for taking beautiful, professional photos of the event. You may have seen Kathy Rappaport snapping photos throughout the day.  You can see her wonderful photos on our Facebook page; Dennis Forel with Balloonacy for the wondrous balloon art, Kids and adults alike enjoyed the time he spent with us; Armstrong Garden Center of Thousand Oaks and Trader Joes for the surprise giveaways we were able to offer to four participants.  Everyone was so excited about this last minute addition to the day; Hollywood Storage of ThousandOaks for the many cases of water.  It was a hot day and we were so appreciative of the water; Starbucks at 688 Lindero Canyon Rd for the delicious coffee. The coffee was a huge hit, especially among the dozens of volunteers throughout the day; Oriental Trading for the Pinatas.  The kids loved the two fiesta pinatas and goodies that came out of them.


We’d also like to thank all volunteers and participants for being here and making the day so special.  We have such a strong, helping community of people and everyone was so happy to be here.  We could not put on this community event without ALL of you! Thank you for helping cancer survivors to stand together and show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, fulfilling, and inspiring. We are proud to be part of this amazing community!

To see more pictures of this heartwarming afternoon, please visit our Facebook page at 


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