Sunday, September 17, 2 pm
Chrysler Museum of Art, free
As a television news anchor, Jane Gardner faced intense pressure, deadlines, and other challenges. But it is off the air where she has faced her toughest challenge of all: fighting cancer—not just once, but four times. Gardner was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, then 10 years later, melanoma skin cancer. In May 2015, she learned she had ovarian cancer, followed by a diagnosis of lung cancer less than a year later.
The 65-year-old former news anchor will share her story, Live Each Day: A Talk with Jane Gardner, at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk.
Presented in conjunction with Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s ongoing commitment to provide cancer education with community partners—the Brock Institute of Eastern Virginia Medical School, WHRO Public Media, and the Chrysler Museum of Art, the event is free and open to the public.
Gardner, the area’s first television medical reporter who covered many ground breaking stories, says she feels compelled to continue educating the public about the importance of patient self-advocacy. Her message is positive and uplifting.
Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested. A reception will follow. For more information, call 757-664-6200. To register, go to reservations.chrysler.org.
The event will be held in the George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Theater at the Chrysler Museum of Art, located at One Memorial Place, Norfolk.