Lease makes way for reflective space for patients, families

Posted: September 18, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Healing Gardens of NWA.

Healing Gardens of NWA.

ROGERS — The Rev. Pamela Cicioni and Dr. J. Thaddeus Beck both lost loved ones to cancer over the course of a couple weeks in 2016.

Cancer statistics in 2017

• Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly one out of every four deaths.

• Approximately 1.6 million Americans have cancer. About 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2017, or 1,650 people per day.

• An estimated 16,040 cancer patients live in Arkansas.

• About 6,800 Arkansans died of cancer this year. One third of those deaths were from lung and bronchus cancer.

• More than 15.5 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on Jan. 1, 2016.

• 87 percent of all cancers in the U.S. are diagnosed in people 50 years of age or older.

Source: American Cancer Society

Coming up

The following Healing Gardens of NWA events are scheduled at Highlands Oncology, 808 S. 52nd St., Rogers.

Sept. 28

Sprouting Hope will be the first educational program. The luncheon will feature an ABC horticulture correspondent.

Oct. 14

Art on the Creeks will include an art stroll along the trail to Village on the Creeks. Guests are encouraged to park at Highlands Oncology and spend a day on the trail going through art booths that will line it.

Source: Staff report

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