Join us on Thursday, April 26 for “A Personal Perspective,” an intimate look at cancer from the viewpoint of several area survivors.This final seminar of the semester-long Parkland Honors Project, “An Interdisciplinary Look at Cancer,” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room L111.
“A Personal Perspective” takes the form of a panel discussion featuring locally well-known survivors WCIA-TV Meteorologist Robert Reese and Jennifer Smith, a recent author on the subject and outspoken promoter of breast cancer awareness in women under 30. Panelists also include Parkland faculty members Rita Myles and Julie Angel and area residents Katie Fulton and David Carlson.
As part of the session, Smith will hold a sale and book signing of her self-published memoir, Learning to Live Legendary
, from 11 to noon and from 1 to 2 p.m. outside of Room L111. One of Central Illinois Business Magazine’s “40 under 40” community role models, Smith, who has Stage IV breast cancer, takes readers on “a year of her journey through cancerland and gives an inspirational look at how to truly live legendary while dying.” More about her book can be found at www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/learning-to-live-legendary/12414019
. For more information on this honors project, contact Dave Wilson at email@example.com, 217/351-2371, or visit http://tinyurl.com/honorsproject