Symposium scheduled

Published 10:49 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The sixth annual Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Cancer Education Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. The symposium is free and brunch will be provided.

Surviving cancer is a different journey for everyone and most survivors say that life after cancer is not the same. Life experiences will be shared by Sandy Anderson, cancer survivor and community engagement coordinator at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin.

Motivational speaker Matt Jones is a three-time cancer conqueror. He relearned how to walk, survived a bone marrow transplant and has completed seven marathons on seven continents.  According to a press release, their stories will inspire and help cancers survivors and their loved ones during times of change and uncertainty.

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Carrie Thompson, a hematologist from  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, will also discuss what to expect after cancer treatment, shifting focus from treatment to recovery.

Sydney Schone, a certified nurse practitioner, who works in the Cancer Center on the Albert Lea campus of Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin, will emcee the symposium. 

The symposium comes from the generosity of The Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Family Foundation, who wished to honor their parents in the community where they lived and worked while simultaneously recognizing the quality care they received from the medical center in Albert Lea.

Continuing education credits are available for those in attendance.

Registration is required for the symposium.

To register, or for more information, call 507-668-2076.