The Rotary Club of Edina will welcome Ruth Bachman from The Hourglass Fund Project as program speaker at the Thursday, Jan. 24, meeting.
 
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A mountain climber, writer, author, educator, survivorship advocate, inspiring presenter, and woman of faith, Ruth Bachman contributes her time, her resources and her talents, bringing a timeless message to diverse audiences, about the one constant in life — change.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bachman has served as a kindergarten teacher, children’s choir director, aerobics instructor, international travel guide and volunteer coordinator. Her 25+ years of public speaking experience includes work with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. After stepping boldly into life as an amputee, Bachman is a role model for navigating change whole-heartedly with resilience, courage, and grace.
 
A certified convener in The Art of Convening, Bachman brings meaningful connection, inspiration, and commitment to action to her presentations. She serves as Chair of the Community Advisory Board of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; and serves on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees, the Fairview Health Services Patient Care and Experience Committee, and the Membership and Communications Committee of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance. Bachman is a spokesperson for the Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags of Sarcoma Campaign. In her role as a survivor advocate, she attended the 8th Bienniel Cancer Survivorship Research Conference in Washington D.C in 2016. And, finally, she participated in a remarkable trip to Nepal where she climbed 2 2/3 mountains with Above and Beyond Cancer—the only 64 year old in the group to make it to 19,200 feet!
 
Out of a deep sense of gratitude, Bachman donates all speaking fees and proceeds from the sale of her book and other Hourglass merchandise to support cancer research, awareness and advocacy. 
 
The Rotary Club of Edina meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Edina Country Club. All are welcome. Cost for the program and lunch is $20 for adults, $12 for children. Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted at the door.
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