When we started hosting St. Jude Radiothons on KICKS 105 some 20 years ago, one of the first things to caught my attention about the hospital was how they celebrated the end of chemotherapy treatments.  The staff at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital would crowd in the patients room, fill it with balloons, confetti, and noisemakers, and have an End of Chemo Party, complete with singalong song.

I've noticed through the years that many other hospitals and cancer centers do something similar to mark the end of certain cancer treatments.  Harris Health Center in Houston marks the completion of radiation treatments by allowing patients to ring a celebratory bell.

According to a report from Fox 26 in Houston, Darla Jaye was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year, she began her radiation treatments in May, and she completed those treatments just a few days ago.  This earned her the right to ring that bell.  If she tackles her disease like she took on the bell, that cancer doesn't stand a chance against her.

 

 

Now...that's how you celebrate!