Thousands take part in cancer survivor celebration

June 5, 2011 6:43:37 PM PDT
Sunday was National Cancer Survivors Day, and thousands of people were up early to celebrate life.

The weather could not have been more perfect for those taking part in the Lurie Cancer Center's Survivors' Celebration and Walk in Grant Park.

It was the 18th year of the walk.

Lurie Cancer Center doctors, scientists and other health professionals were among the 4,000 participants.

In addition to the walk, people were invited to sign the dedication wall, take part in a picnic, and enjoy music.