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Hospital hosts Oct. 25 free event with chaplain and author Debra Jarvis

[October 11 2011] - On Tuesday, Oct. 25, The Hospital of Central Connecticut will present “If it’s not about the hair then what is it about?” with Debra Jarvis, a chaplain, author and breast cancer survivor.

The free event, which includes a light dinner, will be at the hospital’s New Britain General campus cafeteria. Sign-in is at 5:30 p.m.; the program and dinner are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jarvis, a storyteller who combines grace and humor, will speak of her cancer journey beyond medical treatment. A question and answer segment will follow.

A chaplain at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, Wash., Jarvis has also authored several books, including It’s Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life & Cancer. This book will be available for purchase and signing.

The hospital is hosting this community event as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The sponsors are the hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center and the Comprehensive Breast program.

To register, please call 860-224-5900 X6321 by Wednesday, Oct. 19. Validated parking will be available for Quigley Garage, next to the hospital.