Cancer survivors gather

SHARING THEIR STORIES — Among those participating in the cancer survivors dinner were, from left, Matt Grimshaw, Trinity president and CEO; Amy and Sean Hutchison; Melissa Brown; Cathy Cich; and Barb Price. - Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — The lives of survivors and their caregivers were celebrated during the recent 16th-annual cancer survivors’ dinner presented by Trinity Health System and the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

Guest speakers at the dinner, which was attended by more than 220 cancer survivors and caregivers, included three cancer survivors and two physicians at the cancer center.

Drs. Pervais Rahman and Mark Trombetta shared their experiences with cancer patients, and both said their time in Steubenville has been the most rewarding of their careers.

Cathy Cich shared her sister Barb’s battle with cancer and the outstanding experience she had with the Teramana Cancer Center and its staff. Amy Hutchison recalled her husband Sean’s diagnosis and treatment, and Melissa Brown told the story of her father Frank’s battle with cancer.

Keith Murdock, Trinity’s director of community relations and development, served as master of ceremonies. Matt Grimshaw, Trinity president and CEO, welcomed the group.

The dinner was sponsored by Trinity Health System, the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, Images Mammography Center and the Prime Time Center.