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‘Looking for Laughter in All the Wrong Places’

MACON, GA (May 26, 2011) – Using humor, inspiration and motivation, cancer survivor Scott Burton will entertain a large audience of cancer survivors at the Second Annual Cancer Survivor Day Celebration, sponsored by entities of The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG). Burton is an award-winning comedian and world-class juggler who’s been a favorite at survivor celebrations for over a decade. Burton’s show, “Looking for Laughter in All the Wrong Places,” is Thursday, June 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Rd. in Macon. This event is open to cancer survivors in the community, but reservations are required. Please call 478-633-4733 or email RSVP@navicenthealth.org by May 31. Before the show, Burton will visit Pine Pointe Hospice of Central Georgia between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and engage patients and their families. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., he will be at The Children’s Hospital to entertain and interact with MCCG’s youngest patients and their families. It is preferred media interview and film/photograph Burton during these times because he will be busy during the evening show. Burton is a survivor of a high-grade osteosarcoma, a childhood cancer that he was diagnosed with as an adult. Treatment included a year of chemotherapy and a cadaveric bone resection (bone transplant). Before diagnosis, Scott was a headlining stand-up comic and world-class juggler, performing with Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld and writing for prime-time television. Burton wrote a book, A Life in the Balance, with a unique perspective of his survivor experience. This Second Annual Cancer Survivor Day Celebration is sponsored by the Cancer Life Center, The Children’s Hospital, Pine Pointe Hospice of Central Georgia and Medcen Community Foundation. National Cancer Survivor’s Day® is Sunday, June 5. It is a day for persons to unite in a symbolic event to show the world life after cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.

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