Josephine Hicks will speak at All Souls Episcopal Cathedral on September 15th to share insights from her new book If There’s Anything I Can Do: What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes. The book serves as a guide for friends and loved ones of caretakers and patients – an audience that broadens all the time as we all get news all too often that someone we know and love has cancer or a serious illness.
The book, designed by Matthews-based SPARK Publications, is born of Hicks’ own experience as a caregiver for her partner during almost four years with pancreatic cancer. With poignant humor and gentle honesty, Hicks has turned her experiences into a real-world guidebook for everyone who has ever wondered how to help and what to say during the universal experience of navigating disease.
Hicks will speak at All Souls Episcopal Cathedral (9 Swan Street, Asheville) at 6:30 p.m. on September 15th. She will discuss themes from If There’s Anything I Can Do and sign copies. Copies can be purchased at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Avenue, online at www.AnythingiCanDoBook.com or at the event. For more information on this event, please call All Souls Cathedral at (828) 274-2681.
Josephine Hicks is a lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Daughter and spouse of Episcopal priests, she is active in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Following her partner’s death from pancreatic cancer, she founded Spell the End of Cancer, a Scrabble event to raise money for cancer research. In hopes of eliminating many of the occasions for saying, “if there’s anything I can do,” part of the proceeds of her book’s sales will be donated to cancer research.