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Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K: One for the Books

On Sunday, June 1, more than 4,200 cancer survivors and supporters joined together in Chicago’s Grant Park to celebrate survivorship—making the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University’s 21st Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K one for the record books.

The morning that began with gorgeous blue skies and sunshine just kept getting better! Highlights included:

Lurie & Platanias

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, Interim Director of the Lurie Cancer Center, and Ann Lurie count down for the start.

Cancer survivors listened to Lupe Fiasco’s moving new single, “Mission,” as they came together for the annual group photo. The hip-hop artist first shared the powerful anthem with some patients and staff during a recent visit to the Lurie Cancer Center before its release. Written to “empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors and remember those who have passed away due to cancer-related illnesses,” “Mission” helped the 2014 Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K end on just the right note. Hear “Mission” and learn more at

View 2014 Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K photos here

See you Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the
22nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K!



(Last updated on March 10, 2017 )