Women’s Connection Welcomes Author and Cancer Survivor

Susan Reynhout, Publicity Chairman

Lynne Hartke celebrates the beautiful and the difficult with her husband Mayor Kevin Hartke in Chandler, Arizona. She is the author of Under the Desert Sky about redefining hope, beauty, and faith in the hardest places along with creating/teaching an online workshop for those touched by cancer. As a breast cancer survivor, Lynne was named a Voice of Hope with the American Cancer Society in 2018. She writes monthly for three local newspapers. When not on hiking trails avoiding rattlesnakes or writing, blogging, or volunteering, Lynne shares stories of courage, beauty, and belonging. All this and keeping up with four grown children and four grandchildren, too. She will share the topic “A Strong Woman’s Guide to Growing Stronger.”

Our special feature will be Wayne Mangold, founder and chairman of Creative Engagement Partners, a coalition of community leaders whose goal is to create programs for families with Parkinson and memory issues. Their mission is to open avenues of communications and communities for Parkinson and memory impaired families. Programs like Music Therapy and Memory Café were started for the caregivers and care receivers to eliminate the feelings of isolation and loneliness associated with those families. Approximately 40 families are served weekly.

Martha Wood, Bev Borneman, and Jenny Kao (accompanist) of the talented group We Three will provide the music.

Crystal Cards project greeting cards will be available for sale.

Join us for a special morning of friendship, wonderful music, full breakfast buffet, and a dynamic speaker on Thursday, April 16, at 9 a.m. in the Kingston Ballroom of the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes. Reservations are necessary and must be made by Thursday, April 9, by noon by emailing Lyn at [email protected] or calling Nancy at 480-786-8531 or Ann at 614-370-2553. Cost is $20. Pay at the door. Deadline for cancellations is Monday, April 13, by calling Cindi at 515-770-7974. Reservations not honored may require payment. Please honor your reservation with payment or give as a gift if you miss the deadline. Please note: cost includes brunch, venue expenses, taxes, gratuity, speaker’s expenses, publicity, and miscellaneous fees.

Affiliated with Stonecroft – Where She Is, As She Is. Stonecroft.org.