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Foxwoods Resort Casino and The Day have joined forces in support of the Downtown Mystic Merchants to host a special event on Sunday, June 2 in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world.
Participating stores will feature a poster depicting a photo of a cancer survivor as a way to celebrate their life and to share their inspiration.
“We want to honor those loved ones who have valiantly battled cancer and won,” said Dale Wolbrink, Foxwoods, manager of public relations. “This is the perfect way to celebrate survivorship and share their stories with others for inspiration and hope.”
Also on Sunday, June 2, cancer survivors or their loved ones are invited to drop off a seashell at any participating location in historic downtown Mystic. All the shells -- symbolic of Mystic's nautical connection and protective nature of the Mystic community -- will be collected, then crafted into a beautiful piece of artwork by local artist Angel Beth Smith, also of Mystic.
The finished artwork will then be auctioned at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival with proceeds of the sale going to support the L&M Cancer Center, currently under construction in Waterford.
Local residents are asked to submit a photo of themselves or a loved one to be posted in the charming store fronts of downtown Mystic on June 2. Photos can be emailed to email@example.com or via post to Dale Wolbrink, Foxwoods Resort Casino, PO Box 3777, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777.
Photo must be at least 3” x 5”. Digital photos must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Acceptable file formats are jpeg and pdf. The deadline for submitting hard copy photos is Tuesday, May 28. Digital photos will be accepted until Thursday, May 30.
Acceptance of photos will be done on a first-come, first serve basis. The number of individuals to be honored will be dependent on participation.
A list of participating stores is available at mystictoday.com and mysticchamber.org.
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