April 29, 2017 from 9am-4pm
This FREE one-day conference is designed to bring together young adults who were diagnosed prior to the age of 40 and those who care for them. During the event you will experience engaging workshops, learn about community resources, and discover new tools that can enhance your life.
Registration is required! Click the button below or call 608-828-8880 to register today. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dan Duffy, President of The Half Fund
No one ever thinks they will hear the words, "You have cancer." Most of us live our existence day to day, either dragged down by the drudgery, lifted up by the little niceties of people or nature or the welcome but rare "making-every-single-green-light" on the way to work, or somewhere in between. Often, life throws you curves, and many of us roll with the punches.
But cancer is not a punch. It's a kick in the head with an iron boot, and life irreversibly changes once the three words are imbibed into our auditory senses.
So what do we do? How do we handle it? What do we even call it? A war? A journey? Neither? Depends on the day and the moment you catch me?
And what happens during the period of treatment? How bad does it get? Will we live? Will we die? At some point, even if we're going to live, do we want to die?
And what of the aftermath? What of the wreckage, the pieces that used to be the life you knew. Are you thankful? Do you feel guilty for surviving? Do you want to pull the ostrich card? "Hey, if I can't see it, it didn't happen. And if a bear pooped in the woods..."
Or do you do something with the accumulated knowledge that you now possess? Do you turn the tragedy into triumph? Do you seek out what used to terrify you, and make it work for you to help others?