A Cancer Awareness Faire titled “Living Life to the Fullest” will be presented free to the public and university community on the campus of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Thursday, October 18th.

Several survivors of cancer will discuss their personal stories as part of the presentation in the LMU St. Robert’s Auditorium from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

The annual event focusing on cancer awareness will feature keynote speaker Melani Shaum, M.D., who is director of the Gastrointestinal Tumor Program for the Angeles Clinic & Research Institute, discussing new developments in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. Afterward, survivors and experts will be on hand to answer questions.

“I believe that the more we make everyone aware of cancer, the better we all will be,” said cancer survivor Linda Marie Lang, founder of the event.

Participating organizations featured on St. Robert’s lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. include LMU Cancer Mentoring Network; City of Hope; LMU Student Health Services; LMU Student Psychological Services; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; TAG Physical Therapy Lymphedema Center; the Angeles Clinic and Research Institute; The Wellness Community of West Los Angeles; and The Wellness Community of South Bay.

Each organization distributes information and brochures on cancer awareness to attendees. Refreshments will also be available.

Information, Linda Marie Lang, (310) 338-4547 or llang@ lmu.edu/.