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Updated: 06/20/2014 12:58:31PM

Local 5-year cancer survivor Celebrates Life

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David Wack of Lake Placid, a five-year cancer survivor, joined in a Celebrate Life Tree planting ceremony Friday, June 6 with Gerard van Grinsven, President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (left), at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.This year, over? 300 trees will be planted in honor of five-year cancer survivor?s.

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David Wack of Lake Placid, a five-year cancer survivor, joined in a Celebrate Life Tree planting ceremony Friday, June 6 with Gerard van Grinsven, President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (left), at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.This year, over? 300 trees will be planted in honor of five-year cancer survivor?s.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


Post office employees gathered under the shade of a tree after a "suspicious package" triggered a drill of hazardous waste protocol. First responders were on scene within three minutes of dispatch.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A mobile hazardous waste disposal unit was photographed through the chain link fence surrounding the Lake Placid post office.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A member of the Highlands County HazMat team gently examines a suspicious package addressed to Lake Placid mayor John Holbrook.

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David Wack, a lymphoma survivor from Lake Placid, joined more than 100 five-year cancer survivors for an emotional and momentous June 6 walk down a red carpet lined with hundreds of cheering family, friends, caregivers and hospital care team members, to celebrate five years of cancer survivorship.

Wack also took part in a tree planting ceremony, symbolizing the wonder of life and growth. The activities were all part of the annual Celebrate LifeĀ® event held at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill. The celebration was designed as a time for cancer survivors to come together to rejoice in their personal milestones and to support one another as they continue their cancer survivorship journey.

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