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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2013
Contact: CDC Media Relations, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

David J. Sencer CDC Museum unveils cancer survivors’ photo exhibit

Exhibit features photos and stories of CDC employees who have survived cancer

Who

CDC cancer survivors are featured in the new exhibit, CANCER: Survivors in Focus, which highlights the public health impact of living with, through, and beyond cancer. The exhibit will be open June 17 through September 10, 2013. Several survivors will be available for pictures and interviews on Thursday, June 20.

What

The three-part photo exhibit offers a glimpse into the lives of cancer survivors through the work of photographers who examine cancer survivorship at CDC, in the United States and globally.

The exhibit includes photos from:

  1. Bryan Meltz, a documentary photographer based in Atlanta, captures moments from the lives of CDC employees who have survived cancer in Close to Home: CDC's Stories of Survivorship, a series commissioned just for this exhibit.
  2. John Kaplan's Not As I Pictured is an autobiographical account of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist's unexpected cancer journey. 
  3. Photographer and ovarian cancer survivor Carolyn Taylor presents Without Borders: The Global Face of Cancer, which portrays cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals in fourteen countries. 

Where

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30333/p>

When

Thursday, June 20, 2013; 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

CANCER: Survivors in Focus is sponsored by the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. For more information on cancer survivorship, visit http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/.

Special note: Admission and parking are free. Visitors need a valid, government-issued photo ID. Vehicle inspection is required.

The David J. Sencer Museum is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The museum is closed on all federal holidays.  For more information, visit the museum website at http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm.

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