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SURVIVORville 2017 Full Weekend Schedule

08:00am – 05:00pm | TENNESSEE CANCER CONSORTIUM ANNUAL MEETING (TCC Members Only)

12:00pm – 06:00pm | SURVIVORVILLE REGISTRATION OPENS (Main Lobby)

03:00pm – 07:00pm | NOU LIFE EXPO VENDORS SET UP (NOU Life Expo Vendors Only)

03:00pm – 05:45pm | FIRST TIMER MIXERS & STORYTIME @ MAXWELLS LOUNGE (Maxwell’s Lounge and Pool) Wanna say hi to attendees early? Join us at Maxwell’s Lounge to get the lay of the land, learn what to expect, and meet some fabulous survivors wanting to enjoy the weekend as much as you are! Also, want to share your story LIVE on stage? You can do it! Join us at Maxwell’s Lounge as we send the film crew to put YOU on stage sharing your survivorship story!

04:00pm – 06:45pm | DINNER ON YOUR OWN

06:45pm10:00pm | WELCOME TO SURVIVORville! OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES & PAJAMA PARTY

Welcome to Nashville, yall! An evening in true Nashville form as you get your PJ’s on! In GRAND TRADITION, we’re bringing it back! Kicking back at the hotel, we are bringing back the Pajama Party! Get ready to celebrate survivorship in style (and in your best pj’s). Meet new friends and get reacquainted with past SURVIVORville alumni as we share the night with music, songwriters, dancing and who knows!!! (Refreshments Only and a Cash Bar)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21st
A Day Of Empowerment

 

06:30am – 07:30am | MORNING YOGA FOR THE MIND AND SPIRIT

This class will gently wake the body and clear the mind for a great day ahead. Bring your mat! Space limited to 20 individuals.

07:00am – 05:00pm | REGISTRATION IN MAIN LOBBY 

07:30am – 09:00am | BREAKFAST @GRAND BALLROOM

07:30am – 03:15pm | NOU LIFE EXPO OPEN

09:00am – 10:45am | GENERAL SESSION

 

KEYNOTE MARCIA MULE’“From The Story to the Stage” We all have our story to tell, and Marcia Mule knows how to help you share it. Marcia is a six-time Emmy Winning Producer who knows how to create a story and craft it to your audience. Marcia’s clients included VH-1, Discovery, Lifetime, Animal Planet, Cooking Channel and Bravo. Prior to joining Engel, she was Head of Programming for True Entertainment, where she oversaw Bravo’s Real Housewives of ATL for two seasons, Style Network’s Whose Wedding is it Anyway? and Logo’s The A-List New York. In 1997, Mule’ co-founded Picture This Television, the company behind such hits as Celebrity Poker Showdown Emmy® Award-winning Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, both for Bravo. Over the past decade, Marcia has garnered relationships and produced for networks such as Bravo, TLC, Lifetime, Vh1, Discovery, Oxygen, WeTV, Animal Planet, Food Network, HGTV and Logo.

 

KEYNOTE MICHAEL BURCHAM – Michael is a Healthcare CEO, Strategist, Entrepreneur and Innovator. Michael began his healthcare career after graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1983.  He also holds an MBA from Belmont University and a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.  Michael has a passion for creating an optimal healthcare experience for patients and their families.  Michael is the CEO of Narus Health – a healthcare organization whose care management services and technologies support individuals with serious medical conditions, their families and the medical community engaged in their treatment. He was the founding President & CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center – an innovation center helping launch new healthcare and technology businesses that has been recognized Nationally as one of the country’s leading startup organizations. He served in that role from 2010 – 2015. Michael served as President of ParadigmHealth from 2000-2007. Paradigm Health specialized in the management of life-limiting and life-threatening medical events and was sold to Inverness Medical Innovations in December, 2007.

Prior to ParadigmHealth, Michael was President of Theraphysics, a venture-backed, specialty rehabilitation firm he founded in 1992. Theraphysics was acquired by Beverly Enterprises in 1998. Prior to Theraphysics, Burcham worked for Hospital Corporation of America as Vice President of Managed Care for Centennial Medical Center. In addition to his work in the healthcare industry, Burcham teaches Healthcare Innovation and Launching New Ventures at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. Michael most recently served as the Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2014 – 2016).  He  also Chaired of the Global Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship for King Faud University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2013 – 2016). Michael is also a strategic advisor and Board Member to a variety of healthcare organizations as well as investment funds involved in healthcare and technology.

Michael is a frequent National speaker on executive leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and healthcare innovation. He resides in Nashville, TN.

 

KEYNOTE SCOTT HAMILTON – Scott Hamilton is not new to philanthropy or cancer.  Scott’s motto in life is “the only disability is a bad attitude.” A much sought after keynote speakers and one of the most popular figure skating stars in the world today, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating analyst, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor.  Even more importantly for Scott, he is a Christian, husband, and father to four beautiful children. As a keynote speaker, he exudes enthusiasm and inspiration. As a figure skater, he forever bridges the gap between sports and entertainment. As a role model, he contradicts the saying that “good guys finish last.” As a humanitarian, he avails himself to any plight that will improve mankind. But, more importantly, as a cancer survivor he is a constant reminder that with fortitude and determination, anything is possible. Scott’s much publicized bout with testicular cancer in 1997, and his November, 2004 diagnosis and July 2010 recurrence of a benign, non-cancerous pituitary brain tumor, from which he has successfully recovered, has touched him with a special insight into life and human vulnerabilities.

Scott has participated in a wide variety of charitable activities throughout his adult life. He founded the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative at the Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the 4th Angel Mentoring Program and ChemoCare.com. The success of this wonderful Initiative led to Scott expanding the vision into the creation of his own foundation. The programs founded through the CARES Initiative at the Cleveland Clinic continue to this day with Scott’s active and full support. Scott is a tireless supporter of Second Harvest of Middle TN, Feeding America and Best Buddies. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Monroe Carrell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital of Vanderbilt, the Provision Center for Proton Therapy and Special Olympics International.  The development of the first Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center is slated to break ground in Spring 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb just outside Nashville. Proton Therapy is one of the most advanced treatments available to cancer patients.  Currently, there are only 17 proton therapy centers in the United States. The addition of the first Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center in Hamilton’s city of residence is a significant step towards a progressive new vision in cancer advocacy, awareness and treatment. While this new proton therapy center shares the name of Scott Hamilton, it is a separate organization from the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. No donations given to Scott’s Foundation will go towards the development or operation of any proton centers. As a matter of fact, the non-profit Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Centers will actually donate a portion of excess revenues to the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to support cancer patients through research, education, and survivorship programs. 


10:00am – 03:00pm | MAKEOVERS OPEN

 

10:15am – 11:15pm |CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (SESSION ONE)

 

(1) SURVIVORship 101 (Sponsored by CTCA) (Speakers TBA)
Join an interactive session where you will learn the importance of how creating your 2nd Act starts with knowing the importance of crafting your personal Survivorship Care Plan. In this class, you will learn ways to overcome fears, manage the anxiety and fear all while overcoming side effects from treatment. Create goals to promote effective self-care and longevity. Audience: Everyone

(2) Express Yourself: Creative Writing Series  Allison Schaffer, MSW
Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be an emotional experience for patients, and their families, friends and caregivers are also affected by the experience. Join in this session to learn the benefits of creative writing and how it can provide an outlet to express and share those strong emotions. This is a two-hour concurrent session. Audience: Everyone


(3) Lets OvarConnect! (Sponsored by Ovarcome Foundation) Facilitated by Runsi SenBrought to you by Ovarcome Foundation, this session combines expert panels and survivors sharing their stories and key facts on ovarian cancer: diagnosis, prevention, treatment . Learn more about Ovarcome’s programs and services and share your story and connect. Win door prizes! This is a two-hour concurrent session. Audience: Ovarian Cancer Survivors


(4) Couples Only Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat (Sponsored by Pfizer; Facilitated by Gildas Club Nashville)Women living with metastatic/advanced cancer can feel forgotten and disconnected –especially given the media attention and focus on those with early stage disease who have been gifted a good prognosis, a short treatment phase, and anticipate long-term survivorship and good quality of life. Living with metastatic cancer has several unique challenges and oftentimes significantly impacts not only the person with the diagnosis, but the couple and that relationship. In an effort to break through the isolation, build community with others in similar circumstances, and foster sharing of the challenges couples face when managing a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. This is a day-long intimate experience allowing for meaningful conversation and connection—fostering both laughter and tears—with other couples who truly “get it.”  You will share wisdom, support, hope, and strength. Audience: Chronic/Metastatic/Advanced Cancer Survivors Only – REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ADVANCE

(5) From My Mothers Table – Chef Mary Stodola
An interactive approach to healthy cooking after cancer and a fabulous time of pure simply delicious joy with the WSA’s on Chef Mary as she will share health tips, do live cooking demonstrations and give you take-a-way recipes and will delight your pallet! You won’t want to miss this. Bring your joy everyone! Audience: Everyone

(6) Craft Before You Share: Creating YOUR Perfect Survivorship Story – Marcia Mule’ (Sponsored by New Focus Network)
Are you asked to share your story with others, but you don’t know where to begin? There is a process. Join Emmy Winner Marcia Mule’ as she shares how sharing your story is much like creating a treatment to a show. Learn how to start at the end with the result you wish how to navigate your way to the beginning of the story. Q&A session offered also. Audience: Everyone

 

11:30am12:30pm |CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (SESSION TWO)

 

(1) Express Yourself: Creative Writing Series (Sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center) Allison Schaffer, MSW
Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be an emotional experience for patients, and their families, friends and caregivers are also affected by the experience. Join in this session to learn the benefits of creative writing and how it can provide an outlet to express and share those strong emotions. This is part two of a two-hour concurrent session. Audience: Everyone


(2) Lets OvarConnect! (Sponsored by Ovarcome Foundation) Facilitated by Runsi Sen
Brought to you by Ovarcome Foundation, this session combines expert panels and survivors sharing their stories and key facts on ovarian cancer: diagnosis, prevention, treatment . Learn more about Ovarcome’s programs and services and share your story and connect. Win door prizes! This is part two of a two-hour concurrent session. Audience: Ovarian Cancer Survivors


(3) Couples Only Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat (Sponsored by Pfizer; Facilitated by Gildas Club Nashville)Women living with metastatic/advanced cancer can feel forgotten and disconnected –especially given the media attention and focus on those with early stage disease who have been gifted a good prognosis, a short treatment phase, and anticipate long-term survivorship and good quality of life. Living with metastatic cancer has several unique challenges and oftentimes significantly impacts not only the person with the diagnosis, but the couple and that relationship. In an effort to break through the isolation, build community with others in similar circumstances, and foster sharing of the challenges couples face when managing a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. This is a day-long intimate experience allowing for meaningful conversation and connection—fostering both laughter and tears—with other couples who truly “get it.”  You will share wisdom, support, hope, and strength. Audience: Chronic/Metastatic/Advanced Cancer Survivors Only – REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ADVANCE)

(4) From My Mother’s Table – Chef Mary Stodola
An interactive approach to healthy cooking after cancer and a fabulous time of pure simply delicious joy with the WSA’s on Chef Mary as she will share health tips, do live cooking demonstrations and give you take-a-way recipes and will delight your pallet! You won’t want to miss this. Bring your joy everyone! Audience: Everyone

(5) ReDesign with Survivor Designer –Laura Mac Jeffers, Breast Cancer Survivor, Host, Survivor Designer
Need a little lift to your space? Need a new look to lift your spirits? You might remember this southern charm from her TLC’s Flip That House fame a few years back. Now, Laura Mac is coming to SURVIVORville with her new sassy motto, “It ain’t worth doing if ya don’t get any on ya.” Her philosophy? Inspiration plus motivation equals gratification. Join her as she helps attendees vision a redesign – survivor-style! Audience: Everyone

(6)Time To Explore a NOU Life!
Get ahead of the crowd and join in the fun of exploring the NOU Life Expo with all the fun, exciting vendors and advocacy groups. Audience: Everyone

 

12:30pm – 02:00pm | LUNCH With Linda – Linda Ragsdale, Keynote

“Happily, Even After” The remarkable story of Linda Ragsdale has captured audiences all over the world. Linda was on a personal mission of peace as a refuge from fourteen years of autoimmune illness in Mumbai India when she sat down to dinner with friends in hotel café in November 2008. Moments later, terrorists opened fire. Shot in the back and left for dead, the miraculous story of rescue and recovery is only the beginning of this story. After years of healing, she found herself facing another demon – breast cancer. This hear-a-pin-drop session will leave every attendee and staff rethinking their place and their piece. Happily, even after.”

 

02:15pm – 03:15pm | CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (SESSION THREE)

 

(1) Grocery Store Field Trip (Sponsored by CTCA) Crystal Langlois, RD, CSO, LDUp for a field trip?
Learn from the best of the best in nutrition how to how to Shop the Grocery Store. Learn about Eat This, Not That and have a little interactive fun with addressing your own nutritional barriers. This informative session will also include a Q&A. Audience: Pre-registration will be required.

(2) Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Partner after a Cancer Diagnosis  – Allison Schaffer, LCSW
Relationships are a lot of work, even without a cancer diagnosis.  In this session, hear about the unique needs of partners facing cancer together, and what tools and tips are most helpful to build a stronger relationship during a difficult time.  Audience: Everyone


(3) Deconstructing Reconstruction: Q&A (Speakers: TBA)
Reconstruction is a question that is personal and important to your self-care and self-esteem after a diagnosis of cancer. Join a panel of plastic surgeons as they answer the most burning questions on your mind about reconstruction, the effects, tattoo artistry and living life after surgery. Audience: Everyone


(4) Couples Only Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat (Sponsored by Pfizer; Facilitated by Gildas Club Nashville)Women living with metastatic/advanced cancer can feel forgotten and disconnected –especially given the media attention and focus on those with early stage disease who have been gifted a good prognosis, a short treatment phase, and anticipate long-term survivorship and good quality of life. Living with metastatic cancer has several unique challenges and oftentimes significantly impacts not only the person with the diagnosis, but the couple and that relationship. In an effort to break through the isolation, build community with others in similar circumstances, and foster sharing of the challenges couples face when managing a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. This is a day-long intimate experience allowing for meaningful conversation and connection—fostering both laughter and tears—with other couples who truly “get it.”  You will share wisdom, support, hope, and strength. Audience: Chronic/Metastatic/Advanced Cancer Survivors Only – REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ADVANCE)

(5) Organizing – REpair and PREpare! Sara S. Skillen, CPO®, Evernote Certified Consultant, and Organizer CoachSituational disorganization occurs when a major life event – negative or positive – throws our schedules, stuff, and brains into chaos. These events can leave us feeling overwhelmed, disorganized and defeated at a time when we’re already stressed. You may know that getting control over a cluttered mess can finally give us a sense of peace and empowerment, but did you know that it also gets us ready for that next BIG “thing” in our life (whatever it may be)? Certified Professional Organizer® Sara Skillen of SkillSet Organizing will walk us through the steps for repairing our cluttered spaces and schedules, and give us tips and inspiration for keeping organization a priority for moving forward…and ready for anything! Audience: Everyone

6) HNC Voices: Lost And Found Debra Sheridan, Founder/President of Faces of HNC
In a special partnership, Faces of HNC will be the first to highlight a specific head and neck cancer empowerment session group at SURVIVORville. This session will focus on raising public awareness about head and neck cancer and resources to provide solutions that improve quality of life for HNC treatment survivors, one voice at a time. Audience: Head and Neck Cancers Only

 7) Project SHE and the SHE Retreat – Rhonda Smith Hicks, Entrepreneur and Lymphoma Survivor
An experience where you will step away from the everyday grind to enjoy an uplifting, encouraging and positive experience by stepping through three cornerstone steps to REFLECT, REFOCUS and RENEW towards becoming a better woman, first for you, and then for family and her community. Centered on RECLAIM Self, Life and Future. Join us for this amazing journey towards purpose and wholeness. Audience: Everyone

 

03:15pm – 05:45pm | STORYTIME @ MAXWELLS LOUNGE (Maxwell’s Lounge and By The Pool) Brought to you in partnership with Scott Hamiliton CARES Foundation and Narus Health
Want to share your story LIVE on stage? You can do it! Join us at Maxwells Lounge as we send the film crew to put YOU on stage sharing your cancer story! Need a break? That’s OK, too! Relax and chat with other survivors about their day out by the pool!

03:15pm – 06:00pm | FREE TIME/DINNER ON YOUR OWN

06:00pm – 10:00pm | MY 2ND ACT: SURVIVOR STORIES FROM THE STAGE LIVE FROM THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE!
Vans will begin to depart at 5:30pm SHARP for all attendees wishing to experience a little Nashville and the Musicians Hall of Fame as the WSA presents My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage LIVE! Attendees will have a full hour to tour the Hall of Fame free of charge. It’s an evening you will never forget as you hear the amazing stories of the SURVIVORS and their 2nd Acts! This show will be filmed for New Focus Network (Refreshments and a Cash Bar)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22nd
A Day Of 2nd Acts

 

07:30am  | MORNING YOGA FOR THE MIND AND SPIRIT
Hosted by Amy Green, this class will gently wake the body and clear the mind for a great day ahead. Bring your mat! Space limited to 20 individuals.

07:30am – 02:15pm | NOU LIFE EXPO OPEN – Coffee/Juice

9:00am – 10:15am | MORINING COFFEE AND STORYTIME @ MAXWELLS LOUNGE (Maxwell’s Lounge) Brought to you in partnership with Scott Hamiliton CARES Foundation and Narus Health
Want to share your story LIVE on stage? You can do it! Grab a cup of coffee and join us at Maxwell’s Lounge as we send the film crew to put YOU on stage sharing your cancer story!

9:00am – 2:15pm | MAKEOVERS OPEN

10:30am – 11:45pm | BRUNCH AND LIVE FILMING WITH NEW FOCUS NETWORK 

Join the party as the creative roster of New Focus Network takes the stage for a LIVE filming from SURVIVORville! Lots of fun and festivities you won’t want to miss.  Grab a mimosa and come on in!

 

12:00am – 1:00pm | CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (SESSION ONE)

(1) Enhancing Your Health Through Mindfulness (Sponsored by CTCA) Elaine Smith, MS, LMFTDescription To Be Added. Audience: Everyone

(2) Project SHE and the SHE Retreat – Rhonda Smith Hicks, Entrepreneur and Lymphoma Survivor
An experience where you will step away from the everyday grind to enjoy an uplifting, encouraging and positive experience by stepping through three cornerstone steps to REFLECT, REFOCUS and RENEW towards becoming a better woman, first for you, and then for family and her community. Centered on RECLAIM Self, Life and Future. Join us for this amazing journey towards purpose and wholeness. Audience: Everyone

(3) Finances and the Cancer Survivor (Sponsored by Centurion Wealth Management)Wendy Ann Payne, CSA, CEP®
We all suffer from “we don’t know what we don’t know.”  This is especially true when it comes to money and financial planning.  What do you need to know to ensure your financial decisions are sound?  How can you improve the financial wellness of your future?  Who do you turn to for guidance?  Who is your financial advocate?  Cancer affects more than your health; it can affect every part of your life, including your financial well-being.  Surviving cancer is truly something to celebrate, but people who recover face struggles that can lead to ongoing financial difficulties.  Be sure to attend this dynamic and interactive session to explore solutions and avenues toward your healthier financial future.    Audience: Everyone


(4) Dealing with Metastatic Cancer (Brought to you by METAvivor)
Living with metastatic cancer has several unique challenges and oftentimes significantly impacts not only the person with the diagnosis, but everyone. In an effort to break through the isolation, build community with others in similar circumstances, and foster sharing of the challenges couples face when managing a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. You will share wisdom, support, hope, and strength. Audience: Chronic/Metastatic/Advanced Cancer Survivors Only

(5) Sex and the SurvivorEmi Canahuati, M.A., Vikki Pedigo, MSN, WHNP-BCJoin Vikki Pedigo, Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Sexual Health and Emi Canahuati, Sexuality Educator, for a discussion of all things SEX. Nothing is off the table and everything can be discussed in this open talk with our two experts. This session will include a detailed review of women’s bodies and what can change after cancer. We will dive into all of your most intimate questions in a safe and open space, giving you valuable information and tips you can take home. LADIES ONLY, please! Audience: Women Only Limited to 40 Attendees

(7) The Clothesline with Grammy/Dove Nominated Michele Pillar
Michele Pillar has a testimony that everyone who has ever needed help to overcome anything should hear! One of the most cherished voices in Christian Contemporary Music, Michele Pillar is joining the speaker stage at SURVIVORville. Michele’s strong name recognition from her CCM accomplishments and many #1 radio hits in the 80’s and 90’s may be the bedrock of her fan-base but is not what she’s leaning on to carry her new book, Untangled (BroadStreet Publishing) to the world.. Michele is talking people’s language and speaking into the real world they live in. Her honesty, humor and music on stage breaks through the fear of “getting real” with yourself and letting go.  And how she does it?  Well….with a CLOTHESLINE! This is a two-hour concurrent session Audience: Everyone

 

1:15pm – 2:15pm | CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (SESSION TWO)

(1) Highlighting Genetic Testing (Sponsored by CTCA)
Taking a different approach with this interactive session is all about understanding genetic risk for your family and learning about the gene and hereditary factor. How to talk to your family and how to approach genetic testing as a survivor? This informative session will also include a Q&A. Audience: Everyone

(2) Finding Your Happy Place of Peace with Linda Ragsdale
The infinite avenues to find your peace are all part of what fuels the passion of Peace Muse, Linda Ragsdale. As the founder of the non-profit The Peace Dragon, TedxPresenter, International keynote speaker, author and mother of three, she’s traveled roads that could rock anyone off their foundations. Severely wounded in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, she started teaching and traveling the world with her message of peace. When cancer came, she kept her joy and spread her message of hope and happiness with pictures and posts modeling the choices we can make during our greatest challenges. Audience: Everyone


(3) Finances and the Cancer Survivor (Sponsored by Centurion Wealth Management) Wendy Ann Payne, CSA, CEP®
We all suffer from “we don’t know what we don’t know.”  This is especially true when it comes to money and financial planning.  What do you need to know to ensure your financial decisions are sound?  How can you improve the financial wellness of your future?  Who do you turn to for guidance?  Who is your financial advocate?  Cancer affects more than your health; it can affect every part of your life, including your financial well-being.  Surviving cancer is truly something to celebrate, but people who recover face struggles that can lead to ongoing financial difficulties.  Be sure to attend this dynamic and interactive session to explore solutions and avenues toward your healthier financial future.    Audience: Everyone

(4) Dealing with Metastatic Cancer (Brought to you by METAvivor)
Living with metastatic cancer has several unique challenges and oftentimes significantly impacts not only the person with the diagnosis, but everyone. In an effort to break through the isolation, build community with others in similar circumstances, and foster sharing of the challenges couples face when managing a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. You will share wisdom, support, hope, and strength. Audience: Chronic/Metastatic/Advanced Cancer Survivors Only

(5) Sex and the Survivor –  Emi Canahuati, M.A., Vikki Pedigo, MSN, WHNP-BCJoin Vikki Pedigo, Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Sexual Health and Emi Canahuati, Sexuality Educator, for a discussion of all things SEX. Nothing is off the table and everything can be discussed in this open talk with our two experts. This session will include a detailed review of women’s bodies and what can change after cancer. We will dive into all of your most intimate questions in a safe and open space, giving you valuable information and tips you can take home. LADIES ONLY, please!  Audience: Women Only Limited to 40 Attendees

(6) The Clothesline with Grammy/Dove Nominated Michele Pillar
Michele Pillar has a testimony that everyone who has ever needed help to overcome anything should hear! One of the most cherished voices in Christian Contemporary Music, Michele Pillar is joining the speaker stage at SURVIVORville. Michele’s strong name recognition from her CCM accomplishments and many #1 radio hits in the 80’s and 90’s may be the bedrock of her fan-base but is not what she’s leaning on to carry her new book, Untangled (BroadStreet Publishing) to the world. Michele is talking people’s language and speaking into the real world they live in. Her honesty, humor and music on stage breaks through the fear of “getting real” with yourself and letting go.  And how she does it?  Well….with a CLOTHESLINE! This is a two-hour concurrent session. Audience: Everyone

(7) Grocery Store Field Trip (Sponsored by CTCA) Crystal Langlois, RD, CSO, LDUp for a field trip?
Learn from the best of the best in nutrition how to how to Shop the Grocery Store. Learn about Eat This, Not That and have a little interactive fun with addressing your own nutritional barriers. This informative session will also include a Q&A. Audience: Pre-registration will be required.

03:15pm – 05:45pm | STORYTIME @ MAXWELLS LOUNGE (Maxwell’s Lounge and By The Pool) Brought to you in partnership with Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and Narus Health Want to share your story LIVE on stage? You can do it! Join us at Maxwells Lounge as we send the film crew to put YOU on stage sharing your cancer story! Need a break? That’s OK, too! Relax and chat with other survivors about their day out by the pool!

 

EVENING FREE!!!!! Enjoy Nashville Y’all!!! Busses will leave throughout the evening to drop you off at 5th and Church Street near the Historic Ryman Auditorium.