Cape Gazette

Miracle Mile celebrates 10th anniversary

Jun 17, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer Center celebrated its 10th Miracle Mile June 8. Cancer survivors along with friends and families and a large contingent of caregivers attended the event to celebrate life and to help survivors make each day a special day.

The walk started with a ceremony at All Saints' Episcopal Church on Olive Avenue in Rehoboth Beach with songs, testimonials and the presentation of the first Spirit of Hope Caregivers Award.

Shown is Dr. Srihari Peri, Tunnell Cancer Center’s medical director, giving his Message of Hope. Peri compared the war on cancer with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The warriors who come home from those wars are honored with medals. “But what happens to these warriors who fought the war against cancer? They have been given the best gift, the gift of life.”


Joyce Rickards and Alvin Smith perform “My Tribute.” (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Shown walking the “Miracle Mile” are caregivers (l-r) Gino, Amy and Vincent DiBattista. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The first Spirit of Hope Caregivers Award was presented to the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund. The Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund has raised over $101,000 and donated the funds to the Tunnell Cancer Center for patients' special needs. Shown are (l-r) Dr. Srihari Peri, Cancer Fund members Betty Streett, Bevann Kubala, Tunnell Cancer Center Executive Director Cherrie Rich and Cancer Fund member Neal Kubala. Not shown is Cancer Fund member Kenny Hopkins. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Leading the walkers down the Miracle Mile are (l-r) Sue Ryan, Nancy Grimm, Betty Streett and Arlene Simpson. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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