Dozens of cancer survivors and their friends and family filled the main auditorium of Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Friday to lunch and listen to ABC7 Eyewitness News weekend weather anchor Danny Romero Danny Romero recount his experiences as a three-time cancer survivor.
Cancer Survivor Day celebrated all people diagnosed with cancer and those who have experienced cancer through family or friends. Glendale City Councilwoman Laura Friedman also described her experience as a cancer survivor. A new bride in 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She didn’t know if her young groom, Guillaume Lemoine, would step up to the plate and deal with all that went with cancer treatments. Lemoine was more than up to the task. He went with Friedman to every medical appointment and even “force-fed me through all my chemotherapy,” Friedman said.
Now cancer-free, Friedman credits her husband with the idea of Glendale garden tours that raised $38,000 for cancer services at Glendale Adventist, including a fitness and yoga class for cancer survivors.