8th annual Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Cancer Symposium

Published 8:25 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The eighth annual Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Cancer Symposium will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club, 2200 W. Ninth St. in Albert Lea. The symposium will focus on managing change.

The journey after receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-altering for the patient and the caregiver, according to a press release. The symposium will provide information and insights on how to manage the fear of the unknown, and how to care for oneself while coping with life’s changes. Quinten Bissonette, a Mayo Clinic nurse manager, and Kari Berit, author, radio host and consultant, will discuss embracing change and caring for the caregiver.

“Too often, caregivers let go of self-care while giving care to others, claiming, ‘I don’t have time for myself,’” Berit said. “My SANE method of self-care — supported, appreciated, not guilty and energized — will show caregivers how they can insert time for themselves into their hectic schedules and why it is important to do so.”

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This free symposium, which is sponsored by the Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Family Foundation, is open to the public. Breakfast will be served.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call Mayo Clinic Health System at 507-668-2300 to register.