Miller-Dwan Foundation Celebrates Cancer Survivors at Annual Event in Duluth

Ryan Juntti
Updated: June 12, 2019 10:39 PM

Chances are we all know someone who has been impacted by cancer. While many people have died from the disease, there are also a lot of survivors. On Wednesday night, an event was held to celebrate those survivors.


The Miller-Dwan Foundation hosted their third annual Cancer Resource Center Survivorship Celebration at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. It was meant to be a fun event for cancer survivors and their families. 

They danced to live music, took pictures in a photo booth, enjoyed some food, and were even able to pet therapy horses. To add a fun little twist, the event was western themed.

It was meant to bring people who have fought the unthinkable cancer battle together. 

Three cancer survivors WDIO News spoke with have the same message for anyone battling the dreaded disease right now - you can beat it.

"Persevere. Stay true to yourself, but persevere because there's so many treatments out there now, and there's always hope. There's always hope you can survive," said Carrin Rosetti, a breast cancer survivor.

"Just fight. Just fight. Take it by the horns, and just beat it. With the technology they have now, and the doctors we have, keep your head down and just go full force at it," said Shane Connor, a colon cancer survivor.

"Your biggest resource is your support team, and I can't even begin to tell you how big mine is. I never in my wildest dreams imagined I had the support team that I do, so reach out, don't hide," said Lissa Soukkala, a breast cancer survivor.

Close to 150 people were expected to attend, and food was prepared for all of them.


Ryan Juntti

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