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October 3, 2022

14th annual Breast Cancer Symposium

October 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Center for Rural Development
2292 US-27
Somerset, KY 42501
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

Please join us for a special afternoon of information, inspiration, and celebration at the 14th annual Breast Cancer Symposium, where will be be celebrating with Melodies of Hope.

The tea and program is scheduled to be held from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. with exhibits open from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Reservations are required for the tea and program. No reservations are required to visit exhibitors.

Registration information
Open registration will run through Friday, Oct. 14.

Register online at or call 606-678-0203 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Priority registration is given to breast cancer survivors.

Guest speaker
This year’s speaker is the newest member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Beth Neilsen Chapman is a songwriter, recording artist, breast cancer survivor, environmental activist, teacher of workshops, and self-described “creativity whisperer.”

Beth’s lectures and keynote presentations, punctuated by her deeply moving songs, leave attendees truly inspired.

From writing hits for other artists to recording her own hits, this twice Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based artist writes from her heart. Having lost her husband to cancer in 1994, Beth forged her own path through her breast cancer journey just six years later-and has emerged stronger than ever before.

Beth’s passion for music is contagious. Wearing fun and enthusiasm throughout her performance, she lifts the spirit of her audience as she shares her message of hope and healing.

The event is presented by Alton Blakley and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, Kentucky Cancer Program, and Southern Kentucky AHEC.