2013-04-16 / Community

Living with cancer? Forum offers hope

The Times Record


OTIS BRAWLEY OTIS BRAWLEY TOPSHAM

The American Cancer Society’s 35th Annual Living With Cancer Conference will take place Wednesday, May 1 at the Augusta Civic Center.

First begun in 1979, the annual event brings cancer patients and survivors, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals together to share personal stories and medical information designed to help patients and their families. Attendees at the daylong conference can participate in informative workshops, visit community resource exhibits and share experiences and stories with others touched by cancer.

This year’s theme — “celebrating Each Day: Past, Present, and Future” — will be addressed by keynote speaker Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, who is responsible for promoting the Society’s goals for cancer prevention, early detection and quality treatment through cancer research and education.

Neal Goodwin, senior fellow and director of business development at Jackson Laboratory, will also speak.

The conference is a free event for cancer patients, their families and caregivers; there is a $10 fee for lunch.

A fee of $45 will be asked of medical professionals and all others; the fee includes lunch.

For more information, visit www.cancer.org/LWCC or call 1-(800) 227-2345.

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