ANS Center of Hope Foundation Picnic Held on August 20th Celebrates Their Brain Tumor Patients

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The picnic held August 20th and attended by 45 – is just one of the ways Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists’ Center of Hope Foundation support group helps brain tumor patients and their families.

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This is a loving community and a place for all of us – regardless of our individual circumstances – to be encouraged.

Donna Giordano hugged everyone she saw at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists’ (ANS) recent Center of Hope Foundation picnic. They weren’t just average hugs. They were hugs filled with love and support for her fellow members of The ANS Center of Hope Foundation: brain tumor patients, their families, ANS doctors and staff members. Together, they enjoyed good food, good music, dunking doctors and ANS staff in the dunk tank – and most of all, each other.

“I can’t say enough about The ANS Center of Hope Foundation,” Giordano, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor after suffering a seizure seven years ago, said. “This is a loving community and a place for all of us – regardless of our individual circumstances – to be encouraged.”

This was the fifth year ANS held the picnic. In addition, The ANS Center of Hope Foundation meets regularly on the third Thursday of every month. Volunteers, who provide ongoing support, plan the meetings where guest speakers talk about relevant topics and attendees, in a family-like setting, give and receive support from one another.

“I attend as many meetings as I can,” noted Giordano. “I know firsthand the important role camaraderie and support play in healing and moving forward.”

The ANS Center of Hope Foundation is open to all patients and their support teams. Patients do not need to be affiliated with ANS. For more information about The ANS Center of Hope Foundation and brain tumor treatments, contact ANS’ dedicated brain tumor support hotline at 855.267.2667, and visit ansdocs.com.

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