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Oakland County Breast Cancer Survivors Invited to Celebrate Birthdays

Survivors: This party's for you. Oakland County breast cancer survivors will have a party in their honor Aug. 21.

Breast cancer survivors of Oakland County will have a party in honor of their birthdays Aug. 21 in West Bloomfield.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer—Oakland County will host the celebration from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the at 4600 Walnut Lake Road. Registration is at 6 p.m.

Survivors can bring a guest—preferably a caregiver— and RSVP at (248) 663-3473. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

"The celebration is a wonderful event for those who have been through so much after being diagnosed with breast cancer,” Gabrielle Newton, a breast cancer survivor and chair of the event, said in a release.

In 2011, about 7,890 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in Michigan, according to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call the RSVP number or email MakingStrides.Oakland@gmail.com.

For any cancer-related questions and resources, direct dial the American Cancer Society information hotline at 1-800-227-2345.

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