Cancer survivors gather at ETMC Great Getaway Retreat

Cancer survivors gather for 20th Annual Great Getaway Retreat to celebrate being cancer free.

Cancer survivors gathered at The Woods at Pine Cove for the 20th annual ETMC Great Getaway Retreat. 

One of those survivors, Debbie Ellis, attended the retreat for the first time after winning her battle over colon cancer in May. 

"I am cancer free! I consider myself in remission," Ellis said.

Undergoing two rounds of chemotherapy and a surgery, Ellis is cancer free and says meeting other survivors at the retreat feels great. 

"They are living and coming back. There have been people who have been coming every year," Ellis said.

The three day event allows cancer survivors to meet each other, share stories, and engage in activities like arts and crafts. 

With a smile on her face, Debbie said that she " has three granddaughters" so she decided to "make three of everything."

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