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Hearst Cancer Survivorship Symposium will Educate Community about Finding Peace and Purpose after a Cancer Diagnosis

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This program is made possible through the support of the Martin Hulburd Family Cancer Education Fund to the Hearst Cancer Resource Center.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – June 5, 2018 – French Hospital Medical Center’s Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) is pleased to invite the community to a free Survivorship Symposium about finding, peace and purpose after a cancer diagnosis. A two-time stage 4 metastatic breast cancer survivor, featured keynote speaker Ginger Johnson is an international speaker, author, and the founder of the Survivor Soul Project. She has been featured in a variety of media outlets including, USA Today, and Standup2Cancer, as well as many publications and magazines.

In addition, local speakers Stephen Hilty, MD, Internal Medicine, Flora Washburn, BCC Manager, Spiritual Care for the Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area, and Gila Zak, C.Ht (Certified Hypnotherapist), will educate the community on how to transform your challenges into tools for success, rediscover your worth, and create a life you love. 

The event will be held at noon on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Copeland Health Education Pavilion Auditorium, third floor, located on the French Hospital campus at 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served at noon, and the program will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free but space is limited. Reservations are required by calling the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at (805) 542-6234.

Featured speaker Ginger Johnson was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, when 31 years old and 5 months pregnant, then re-diagnosed in 2015 with stage 4 metastatic disease. Since her clean bill of health, she has been an active advocate promoting greater hope, health and happiness in the cancer community and world abroad. Ginger is now on a mission to share what she has learned to help others discover greater meaning, purpose and direction in life.

This program is made possible through the support of the Martin Hulburd Family Cancer Education Fund to the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, and is offered as a community service.


About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, is rated one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation and one of the Top 50 Cardiac Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters.  The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology on the Central Coast. The hospital’s current modernization and redesign project is an example of the commitment to meet the growing needs of the community with lifesaving advancements in medicine coupled with excellent, compassionate care. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families.  French is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.


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Tuesday, June 05, 2018