Community invited to annual picnic honoring those who fight brain cancer

Brain tumor fighters and survivors invited to share stories

July 17, 2014

The UCI Health Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program is inviting patients, family and friends to its annual community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. 

The day will feature food and festivities to celebrate the brain tumor community. Patients, physicians, staff, friends and family are all invited. Those who are not currently UCI Health patients are invited to come and learn more about the clinical services provided to brain tumor patients.

The picnic includes a free barbecue lunch as guests enjoy music, presentations by UCI Health physicians, raffle prizes and family-friendly games. Patients will also be invited to share their stories.

Part of Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the UCI Health brain tumor program offers novel treatments such as the NovoTTF electrical field therapy, vaccines that train an individual’s immune system to fight tumor cells, and numerous clinical trials only available through UCI Health. As a regional center for brain tumor care, UCI Health treats patients from Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

The picnic will be held on the lawn in front of Building 55 at UC Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South in the city of Orange. View our campus map ›

Parking is available at no cost in the visitor parking structure. Patient shuttles are available to transport attendees from the structure to the event. Vehicles displaying Disabled Person Parking Placards may park in any disabled parking space. Disabled parking spaces are first come, first served.

Please RSVP for the picnic by calling 714-456-3704.

UCI Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UCI Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., a 412-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 14 consecutive years. UC Irvine Medical Center features Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and is the primary teaching hospital for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UCI Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the University of California, Irvine: Located in coastal Orange County, near a thriving employment hub in one of the nation’s safest cities, UC Irvine was founded in 1965. One of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, it’s ranked first among U.S. universities under 50 years old by the London-based Times Higher Education. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Under the leadership of Interim Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.3 billion annually to the local economy.