Cancer survivor to speak at Waldorf College on March 29

Waldorf College
3/21/2012
 

Forest City, Iowa – Cancer survivor Kari Liotta will tell her story with humor to Forest City community at Waldorf College on Thursday, March 29.

Liotta, a ten-year cancer survivor, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 16. Since then she has become very involved in the American Cancer Society, and helps spread the awareness and raise money for the association.

In her presentation at Waldorf College, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium, Liotta will talk about her own experience of dealing with disease with humor.

The event is being organized by Waldorf College Student Senate, which sponsors a community service event every academic year. “We wanted to bring in a motivational speaker that could tell a story that would inspire the Forest City community,” said Jason Ramaker, dean of students at Waldorf College. “We have a strong relationship with the Relay for Life team here in town. This will be a great opportunity for Waldorf as well as Forest City community to hear information about cancer.”

Liotta is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. She is involved in the Relay for Life Planning Committee and often speaks at collegiate and community levels.

The event is free and open to the public.