Gilda’s Club of Louisville,  8pm to 9pm

Karen Morrison, President and CEO
Joseph Ferry, Program Director
Gina Bottom, Cancer Survivor

Gilda’s Club Louisville’s mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities. Karen Morrison is the President & CEO of Gilda’s Club Louisville. She has multiple personal connections to cancer. She is passionate about the work and mission of Gilda’s Club, believing firmly that no one should go through cancer alone and that having a support community can dramatically improve one’s quality of life.

Website:  http://www.gildasclublouisville.org/

Planned questions for guest:

1.  Why “Gilda’s” and why “Club”?
2.  What is the connection to Gilda Radner?
3.  What is Gilda’s Club all about? What’s the mission?
4.  How long has Gilda’s Club been here and how did Gilda’s Club Louisville get started?
5.  What types of program events do you have? How many, how often?
6.  What type of activities/program offerings do you have for children?
7.  How do you work with other non-profits in the community, including the hospitals?
8.  How is your program unique?
9.  Is there a charge for services?
10. Who are your members?
11. How many are there and how do you become member?
12. How can anyone laugh at cancer?
13. It’s easy to see how the program could positively impact quality of life, but is there any real medical benefit? impact to health outcomes?
14. What is the most valuable lesson someone living with cancer can take away from Gilda’s Club?
15. Are there volunteer opportunities? Other ways to get involved of help?
16. How do you cope personally? (witnessing so much pain and loss and fear, etc.)
17. What is the facility like?
18. How are you funded?


Matthew D. Jones, 9pm to 10pm

Webpage:  www.MatthewDJones.com
Name Of Book:  “Going Through Hell, Don’t Stop!”

Matt Jones is a three-time cancer conqueror, professional speaker, and author of “Going through Hell? Don’t Stop!” Due to cancer spreading to his brain he had to relearn how to walk and has completed the San Diego and Rome Marathons; and is training for the 2012 Tokyo Marathon. He is also pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership.

Planned questions for guest:
1. What was it like when you first heard those words that you had cancer?
2. Advice for those recently diagnosed, going through treatment, or faced with another challenge in their life?
3. What helped you to get through it?
4. Was there ever a point where you felt like giving help?
5. In your book you talk about the experience of getting cancer one of the greatest blessings in your life, can you explain what you mean by that?
6. What made you want to run marathons?
7. How important was your attitude through the whole process?
8. Was there a certain book that served as a source of inspiration? 9. Was there a particular nurse or doctor that make an extra impact for you?
10. How did you get into professional speaking?
11. What made you want to write a book?
12. What was it like to finish college while in the hospital going through treatment?
13. Do you know who your bone marrow donor is?
14. What type of groups do you speak for?
15. What made you go see the doctor?
16. What were your thoughts and feelings when you found out your relapsed?
17. How did you find the courage to continue on and not give up? 18. Most important lesson you learned from the experience?
19. If people want to find out more information about you, how could they do that?
20. What are your future goals?

Related Links:

American Cancer Society

Cancer Support Community

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

National Cancer Institute

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