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The scariness of cancer will take a backseat to the fun of Halloween at a party for cancer survivors and their families.

The University of Toledo Center for Health and Successful Living is hosting a Halloween party Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Building Suite 1100 on Main Campus.

The free event is open to local cancer survivors and their families. The evening will include pumpkin carving, snacks, movies and other Halloween-related activities.

“We wanted to do something fun with family and kids,” said Dr. Amy Thompson, co-director of the Center for Health and Successful Living. “We wanted to give them something else to focus on other than cancer, and provide these families an opportunity to see what we offer at the center.”

Thompson said too often the family members of cancer survivors are overlooked when it comes to getting support.

“When cancer affects one person, it affects the whole family,” Thompson said.

The Center for Health and Successful Living, which opened in October 2013, offers a variety of low-cost health promotion and disease prevention services, including health coaching, health screenings, case management, customized exercise programs and support groups.

Reservations are appreciated, but they are not necessary. Call 419.530.5199 or email jessica.schulte@rockets.utoledo.edu.

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