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The Urology Center of Colorado Celebrates Cancer Survivors with 9th Annual Survivorship Picnic and Classic Car Show

Every year for the past nine years the physicians and staff of The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) come together and celebrate survivorship with our patients, family and friends…and some classic car enthusiasts, from around the Denver region.

“This is a very special event for TUCC and our patients,” says Martha Ruschival, Executive Director of the TUCC Foundation. “Our physicians and staff get to talk and interact with our patients and their families and supporters in a non-clinical setting, and we really get to know each other. These survivors have amazing stories.”

This year the Survivorship Picnic had over 700 attendees, 56 classic cars, and 32 volunteers. The attendees ate more than 72 donated pies and a photographer was on-hand to take more than 102 complimentary photos (shared with the attendees).

“Many of the patients say “thank you” to the physicians, but they don’t realize that sharing in their journey means more to us than what we could ever do for them,” says Dr. Stephen Ruyle, Urologist at TUCC.

An emotional ribbon tying ceremony capped off the event, with a shared sentiment among all to get together and celebrate the survivors next year, and for many more years to come.

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