A community panel discussion, Spirituality as a Coping Mechanism in the Treatment of Cancer: Clinical and Theological Perspectives,” will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the ballroom of the Rogalski Center, corner of Ripley and Lombard streets, on the St. Ambrose University campus in Davenport.

The discussion is intended for service providers, cancer patients and their families, and the general public. There is no cost to attend.

St. Ambrose senior David Adams, who organized the event, became interested in the role of spirituality in the treatment of cancer while volunteering with cancer patients. Panel members include Mara Adams, St. Ambrose associate professor of theology; the Rev. Frank Agnoli, Davenport Diocese director of liturgy; Beth Claeys, Genesis Hospice bereavement coordinator; Rita Melissano, Trinity Enrichment Center executive director; Shelley-Rae Pehler, St. Ambrose assistant professor of nursing; and Anita Shaft, Gilda’s Club program manager.

From: qctimes.com

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