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This is the first session of a speaker series that will feature a variety of topics related primarily to medical and spiritual wellbeing. Anyone who has been a patient or care-provider of cancer or any other unwelcomed diagnosis will benefit from these sessions.

This first session will be focused on eating healthy and identifying your support system (a.k.a. your cheerleaders) to help you walk through your diagnosis in a positive manner. This session will feature the following two speakers:

Ms. Greta Lange, RD, LD, CSO Eating healthy after your diagnosis

Ms. Lange has been the John Stoddard Cancer Center outpatient oncology dietitian since March of 2009. Greta serves oncology outpatients in radiation oncology, chemotherapy, interventional radiology, and surgery. She regularly attends tumor boards, provides individualized and group education to patients and staff via 1:1 visits, support groups, and classes.

Craig A. Phinney, CPC, CWDS™, ELI-MP Who’s your cheerleader? Finding a positive life after your diagnosis.

In March 2013, Craig retired after twenty-five years from the Ankeny Police Department as a Police Officer and a total thirty-five years of law enforcement service to the State of Iowa. In 2008, Craig also retired as a Law Enforcement Specialist with twenty-four years from the United States Air Force and the United States Air Force Reserves. But more importantly, Craig is the Executive Director and Founder of Cops Against Cancer organization and a cancer victor. Craig has become a Certified Professional Life Coach and a Certified Well Being Dynamics Specialist ™; Specializing in working with cancer patients and families not only during treatments but also during post-treatment by offering services and programs to enhance the clients quality of living.

These sessions will provide resources, education, information and inspiration. Co-sponsored by Cops Against Cancer and the Cancer Care support group at The Ridge.


Finding a Positive Life after an Unfavorable Diagnosis