There was a celebration of hope Friday at Baystate Medical Center’s D’Amour Cancer center.
A luncheon was held for breast cancer survivors.
The event was held in celebration of the Rays of Hope Breast Research Registry reaching one thousand patients.
The goal is that the information learned from the patients’ treatment may one day lead to a research breakthrough.
“Well to be part of a solution, when you talk about preventative measures with the research that’s happening right here in the valley, you are able to participate in that. That’s what we have control over,” said 14 year breast cancer survivor Anna Symington.
The registry provides cancer research with human tissue from patients that can be used in clinical trials.
These samples provide the best resource to understand breast cancer, and could help find a cure someday.