The Convenings event invites conversation about living and dying well

St. Cloud, Minn. – When Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with a life-ending diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS in 2010, instead of viewing it as a “death sentence” he embraced it as a “life sentence.”

Bruce recognized to have a meaningful life, then embracing death was his only viable option. Bruce died in 2015.

To inspire and motivate individuals and families across Minnesota to have meaningful conversations about living and dying well, Honoring Choices Minnesota and the Bruce Kramer Collaborative are hosting The Convenings, a free event from 6:30-8 p.m. April 18 at
St. John’s University in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theatre, Collegeville.

The Convenings is based on a series of remarkable broadcast conversations between Bruce and Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer, which inspired their book, “We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying.”

Join Cathy and special guests for an evening of music, storytelling and discussion that will inspire people to think about their choices for living and dying well. The event will be live-streamed to CentraCare facilities, including:

  • Long Prairie Hospital ̶ Chapel
  • Melrose Hospital ̶ Birch Room
  • Monticello Hospital ̶ Board Room A
  • Paynesville ̶ Blakely Room
  • Sauk Centre Hospital ̶ Sinclair Lewis Room

To register or for more information, call 612-362-3724 or visit honoringchoices.org/the-convenings. Seating is limited. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a copy of “We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying.” The event is sponsored in part by CentraCare Health.

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