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Gathering puts focus on young cancer survivors

08/02/11  Portland, Ore.

“Bringing Light” event features screening of “Wrong Way to Hope,” live music and conversation

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WHAT

“Bringing Light” features the screening of “Wrong Way to Hope,” live music performed by Andrew Stonestreet and Daniel Dixon of Greylag and a reception for young cancer survivors. “Wrong Way to Hope” tells the story of a group of young-adult cancer survivors from Canada who embark on a journey through the Owyhee River gorge in the Southeast Oregon desert.

WHERE

McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., Portland, Ore., 97209

WHEN

6 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Event lineup

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Andrew Stonestreet & Daniel Dixon of Greylag perform
7:30-7:40 p.m.: Brandon Hayes-Lattin, M.D., shares information about the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
7:45-9:00 p.m.: Screening of “Wrong Way to Hope”
9 p.m. until closing: Reception for attendees age 21 and older

COST

Free

INFORMATION

“Bringing Light,” which is sponsored by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program along with McMenamins, strives to raise awareness of the issues that young cancer survivors face. These survivors are coping with cancer as they are also experiencing important life events including graduations, first jobs and decisions to marry and start families. For information about the young adult cancer program and the event call 503-494-0446, send an e-mail to aya@ohsu.edu, visit www.ohsu.edu/aya, www.facebook.com/ohsuaya or www.twitter.com/ohsuaya. To reach the Mission Theater call 503-223-4527 or visit http://www.mcmenamins.com/210-mission-theater-home.

Media Contact

Elisa Williams
503 494-8231
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