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Lori Hope

The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Compassion

This program brings three inspirational and entertaining authors/speakers together to address and perhaps transform the mind, body, and spirit of individuals, families, and friends living with cancer. It is undisputable that quality of life can be positively impacted when individuals are given an opportunity to deal with issues beyond the physical aspects of the disease process.


Through humor, stories and information our nationally recognized presenters will demonstrate that a full range of human potential is available to us all and can be directed towards healing.The goal of this program is to touch each attendee and bring a sense of hope and inspiration to live life fully today. CEU credit is offered.




THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED on Friday, May 29th, 2009.

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor
San Jose, CA 95126


This program is FREE for you and a guest.


Pre-registration required.



Phone: (408) 496-6336
Fax: (408) 216-7738


When contacting, please include your name, phone number and number of attendees.
This program is sponsored by familiesCAN and Breast Cancer Connections (

The Speakers                  

Allan J. Hamilton


Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, physician, educator, researcher, medical innovator, author, and public speaker is our keynote speaker. In his latest book, The Scalpel and the Soul, he shares a rare glimpse of how the spiritual and the supernatural manifest themselves even in the high-tech world of 21st century intensive care units or operating rooms. Visit to learn more.

Lori Hope

Lori Hope, is an author, producer, and public speaker with more than 25 years experience as a communications professional. Lori, a cancer survivor herself, wrote Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know. This book is an intimate guide for families, partners, and friends of individuals diagnosed with cancer. As a public speaker her message addresses the importance of hope, humor, and communicating compassionately with those rendered especially vulnerable by any disease, trauma, or other difficult condition. Visit to learn more.


Debra Jarvis

Debra Jarvis is a breast cancer survivor and author of It’s Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life and Cancer. The title comes from patients whose first question after being diagnosed with cancer often is, "Will I lose my hair?" And Jarvis, because she is truly wise and compassionate, understands what they are really asking, “Will I lose my life?” She has a lively sense of humor and believes in telling it like it is. Visit to learn more.






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