Stage IV breast cancer survivor Caryn Sullivan speaks at Fairfield U Bookstore
Positivity and hope shine in wellness expert Caryn Sullivan’s debut cancer guide journal, “Happiness Through Hardship: A Guide and Journal for Cancer Survivors, Their Caregivers and Friends During an Initial Diagnosis.”
Sullivan will speak at a free, open-to-the-public event at the Fairfield University Bookstore in downtown Fairfield on Thursday night, Oct. 17. The event is in partnership with the Norma Pfreim Breast Center of Fairfield is taking place during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to RSVP. Walk-ins welcomed.
Sullivan’s “Happiness through Hardship” is the support a cancer patient needs during the first weeks after diagnosis, the bookstore said in a news release. This book empowers and supplies readers with ways to take immediate steps so they are prepared, less stressed and able to find joy in their journey.
“Happiness through Hardship” reaches to those facing an initial cancer diagnosis with positivity and hope, providing readers with thoughtful tips and anecdotes that will provide support from the first few days through the thick of treatments, the bookstore said.
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Sullivan knows how challenging those first few weeks can be and she designed the book based on what she wished she had after her initial diagnosis — a short, informative read with easy-to-digest tips alongside a journal for her unfolding thoughts and a place for doctor’s visit notes.
Half of the net profits of the book are being donated to metastatic breast cancer research through The Cancer Couch Foundation. In addition to being helpful for the patient, “Happiness through Hardship” also provides caregivers and friends with tips on guidance on how they can support. For healthy living tips/cancer resources - @PrettyWellness on Instagram
Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Second floor. 203-255-7756.