Cancer survivors embrace living

Used to be nobody talked about getting cancer, or surviving it.

Through the years all that has changed. Now, people talk about survival rates. Facilities such as Marietta’s Strecker Cancer Center have changed the way we think of this dreaded disease.

That’s the thinking behind the “City of Lights” fashion show featuring local cancer survivors. The Memorial Health Foundation’s Fashion Show has been celebrating life for 15 years.

Each model has their own success story. It truly is amazing to hear how they are not only surviving but thriving with their life after cancer.

We congratulate the doctors and staff at the Strecker Center. And that is especially true for the patients who are overcoming cancer. Years ago this would have been unheard of.

We’re glad it’s now a common story.