SHOHOLA, PA — A free event for cancer patients, survivors and supporters is less than two weeks away – Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 - in Scranton. It is organized by 16-year cancer survivor Tim …
SHOHOLA, PA — A free event for cancer patients, survivors and supporters is less than two weeks away – Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 - in Scranton. It is organized by 16-year cancer survivor Tim Sohn, resident of Shohola.
The second annual event gives cancer patients, survivors and supporters an opportunity to connect and build lifelong friendships with others who have gone through similar circumstances, share their stories, feel inspired by the lineup of speakers and be supported in person.
This is the second in-person event in connection with the weekly livestreamed show Showing Up: Perspectives on Cancer, found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube, which was launched in November 2021, a safe space where cancer survivors and cancer supporters come together to share their stories and connect, as well as find resources that provide healing, hope and resilience.
“The theme for this life-changing event is Education and Inspiration for Healing, Hope & Resilience. The idea is to let others know that they are not alone and to encourage them to share their cancer stories – when they are ready. I started sharing my story in 2021, and so many amazing things have happened as a result, including connecting with other cancer patients, survivors and supporters from around the world. Also, when my cancer came back this year, they showed up to support me. I’m so grateful.”
The day includes inspirational speakers, attendees will have a chance to share their own cancer stories in small groups, and more. The event includes coffee and tea, lunch on the first day and breakfast on the second day.
The speakers include:
• Mark Kageyama – keynote speaker – “Be Your Own Hero, and Bring the Fight to Cancer.”
• Mitch Marczewski (Nightbirde’s brother. Nightbirde sang her original song “It’s OK” on America’s Got Talent) – speaking on how to use hope to inspire action and his sister’s cancer story.
• Emily Harman – speaking on resilience and mental fitness.
• James Gardner – speaking on healing and hope.
• Tim McDonald – liver transplant recipient and founder of Share My Liver.
• Sohn – Ways to Find Joy – we’re going to play games from our childhood and explore ways to find joy.
In addition, as part of the in person-event, Sohn will hold an episode of the weekly livestreamed show Showing Up: Perspectives on Cancer with a live audience. It will be livestreamed as well. The guest is James Kiesewetter, a colorectal cancer survivor and thriver who has overcome the odds by battling and defeating stage 3C/4 Colorectal Cancer and living with the subsequent aftermath of pain, fatigue, and transcending through a difficult divorce. He embraced his spirituality, positivity and kindness along the way as his guide.
Register for the free event, and find more information about the complete day’s lineup, at PerspectivesOnCancer.com.
Questions? Email Sohn at email@example.com, or call/text to (973) 255-8110.
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