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Third annual rural conference for cancer survivors

Event Details

Start Date:  April 20, 2013
Start Time: 8:30 am
End Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 250 Market Street, Johnstown, PA
Phone: 814-472-3389

 The third annual Rural Conference for Cancer Survivors will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 am- 2 pm. This year’s theme is “Bringing it Back to Me” and will be held at the Holiday Inn on 250 Market Street in Johnstown. The conference is free and open to cancer survivors as well as their family, friends and caregivers. Guest speakers and exhibits by local organizations that provide information, support and treatment to cancer survivors and their families will be on hand.

Tim Rigby will speak about his diagnosis with anaplastic lymphoma and how he overcame his illness with strength, courage and faith. He is a field representative for Congressman Keith Rothfus and a former sports anchor, director and news co-anchor at WJAC-TV. Janet McKee, HHC, AADP, a board certified holistic health counselor, will represent The Cancer Project and the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. In addition, practitioners will discuss complementary therapies.

Saint Francis University’s Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas (CERMUSA) and DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness, along with the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown are the event hosts. Corporate sponsorship for this event is being provided by the Laurel Auto Group and Cambria County Area Agency on Aging (Aging and Disability Resources).

Pre-registration is required and limited, and will close on Friday, April 12. Lunch will be provided to all conference attendees. To register, please call (814) 472-3389 or view the conference brochure.

Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.