2015 Faces of Hope Open House Set for August 5

Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren Cancer Center will host an open house for the Faces of Hope cancer survivor photo gallery on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This exhibit honors those who’ve completed active cancer treatment and others who are still battling the disease. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Faces of Hope survivor stories help renew the spirits of patients and their families who may still be battling this disease, and encourage everyone to keep in mind the utmost importance of the fight against it,” said Dr. Melissa Dillmon, chairman of the oncology department at Harbin Clinic Cancer Center. “We love to see the hopeful, healthy faces of former patients and know that we’re making a difference in peoples’ lives.”

The black and white portraits by local Rome photographer Kelly Moore illustrate the indomitable spirit and individuality of those living a fulfilling life after their cancer journey. Each photograph has a placard detailing the survivors’ journeys from the time of their diagnosis to recovery – in their own words.

Seven new portraits will be unveiled at the event. People from across Northwest Georgia can come to this event and learn more about local cancer survivors. Each year, Faces of Hope gets bigger— delivering joy, gratitude and hope to patients and healthcare providers at the cancer center.

Since opening in 2011, the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren Cancer Center has been a beacon for support and strength in Rome. The Harbin Clinic Cancer Center provides everything patients and families need from prevention and detection, diagnosis, learning about cancer and anti-cancer treatments, to providing support through complementary, integrative therapies and survivorship.