Cancer survivors join together for Handprints of Hope

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) Cancer survivors in our area have the opportunity to join together this week to encourage each other on their journey.

Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian is hosting its Handprints of Hope in honor of Sunday's National Cancer Survivors Day. Survivors place their handprint on a canvas and then write their name and how long they have survived cancer. The canvas will be displayed at the cancer center. Officials say they are looking to exceed the 600 total years of survival from last year.

"This is just to show that there is hope for cancer patients. It's a way of encouraging, and it's a way of letting the community that we are standing together with our cancer patients. It's a way of cancer patients standing together. It's a great way of encouraging each other," said Wayne Herrington, the administrative director at the cancer center.

You can stop by from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week to add your handprint. Anderson Cancer Center is located at 1704 24th Avenue in Meridian.