Cancer Survivor's Day at Chester County HospitalThe Cancer Program of Chester County Hospital invites friends and family to join them each year for a celebration of life - Cancer Survivors Day.

Please check back for dates and times for the 2016 event.

There is no cost to attend to Cancer Survivors Day. Families and Children are welcome.

The Cancer Program is a service of Chester County Hospital and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

2011 Tyson Award

Congratulations to Darcie Goldberg!
Darcie is the Executive Director of the Chester County Art Association (CCAA) and an inspirational woman who has gone above and beyond in her commitment and dedication to finding ways to honor those living with cancer. By giving time and space at CCAA and hosting a weekly art therapy group for patients dealing with cancer, she gave this group the opportunity to not only create, but also to show their healing art work. As a fine arts photographer, Darcie created a fundraising calendar featuring many of the women fighting cancer and included their own words of wisdom. Last year Darcie also made a gallery available for a young and gifted Chester County artist who was suffering from colon cancer, thus giving him a treasured highlight in his short life by being able to have a single solo show of his work before entering hospice. With this endless source of compassion and energy, Darcie worked with Cuddle My Kids, another cancer-related charity. She put on an art bra show that incorporated a gala and a live auction called BRAvo...Art Heals. This further yielded a full color spiral bound date book which was sold for contributions.

National Cancer Survivor's Day - 2011 Tyson Award

Pictured from left are: Marge Lang, LCSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker;
Darcie Goldberg, Executive Director of the Chester County Art Association;
and Sharon DeNault, Art Therapist.

Past Recipients

  • 1995 Suzanne DiBussolo
  • 1996 Ed Neidigh
  • 1997 Tim Malloy
  • 1998 Michael Mento
  • 1999 Nancy Fraim
  • 2000 Mirarnda Albrecht
  • 2001 Marge Lang, LCSW, OSW-C & Mary Ruth McClain
  • 2002 Dianne Vaughan & Hugh Bonner, MD
  • 2003 Kym N. Langham
  • 2004 Steven Verngren & Pat Myatt, MSW
  • 2005 Rick Stevenson
  • 2006 Janice Gathercole & Ronnie Porter, RN
  • 2007 Robert Swavely
  • 2008 Cathleen Gabrielsen & Heidi Owen, RN
  • 2009 Sharon DeNault
  • 2010 Linda Luschenat

Tyson Award Nominations
Most of us know someone with cancer. And, many know an individual or organization that has done much to help families, fellow church members, coworkers or others cope with this disease. The Russell R. Tyson Award of Hope was created to honor someone who has contributed to cancer survivorship.

The recipient we are searching for is a Chester County resident or a county organization that has given time, help and/or resources to others as they seek to overcome cancer and look to the future. The recipient is an example of the caring, help and hope that The Cancer Program provides to its patients.


Registration Required: 610.738.2300