DENVER (CBS4)– National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday and people attended several events across the country and in Colorado to honor those brave survivors.
Survivors and their families gathered at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Lowry on Sunday.
The day is designed to celebrate life but it’s also about offering support for the newly diagnosed.
John Kinvig and his family attended the event so they could share experiences.
“I wanted to see the other people and be an encouragement to them. For a lot of people, the chemotherapy and radiation affects them in a bad way and one of the ways is depression, and you know it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Kinvig.
Kinvig was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and underwent a bone marrow biopsy within a week.
“I’m not fighting it anymore. I take medication now but I’m cancer free at this point,” said Kinvig.
The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical Center held this particular event. Another occurred Sunday at Red Rocks Medical Center.