Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS), the largest private oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast, hosted the 15th Annual Magic of Life (MOL) celebration for cancer survivors Sunday, October 9, at Stone Mountain Park. As the largest cancer survivor event in the South, MOL gives survivors a chance to join together and celebrate their achievements and successes in the fight against the disease.
“When dealing with cancer, the success stories are often overlooked,” said Dr. Bruce Feinberg, President/CEO of GCS, who was also on hand to sign copies of his book Breast Cancer Answers. “Events like Magic of Life are important because they put the emphasis on those people who have triumphed over this disease.”
Approximately 1800 people attended the picnic-style event, which was held at the Stone Mountain Park Outdoor Sports Pavilion. Survivors who attended received entrance to the park, access to attractions, and a lunch pass as well as a free MOL t-shirt, which they were able to have signed by Marla Murphy, the artist who provided this year’s artwork.
Attendees were also able to purchase additional MOL t-shirts and blue “Alive and Thriving” wristbands, which are named for GCS’s after care program, “Alive and Thriving: A Support Program for Cancer Survivors.” The program is designed to assist patients with the transition into post-cancer treatment and help them to adjust to their new lifestyle.
Proceeds from these sales went to the Magic of Life Foundation, a non-profit organization formed by GCS in 2004 to support cancer patients and the community throughout Georgia.