** FILE ** In this Nov. 28, 2005 file photo, actress Patrick Swayze, right, accompanied by his wife Lisa Niemi pose prior to the premiere of his film "Keeping Mum" in central London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
On Thursday, September 20, Lisa Niemi Swayze will be in Lexington to share the story of her journey with her late husband, actor Patrick Swayze, through his terminal illness. Lisa will share her story of caring for Patrick during this time and her experiences of walking through end-of-life issues with a loved one.The event, which will benefit Hospice of the Bluegrass, will be held at the Signature Club in Lexington.
Lisa Niemi Swayze has spent decades in the film industry. She wrote, directed and produced the film One Last Dance in 2004. In addition to other projects, she directed her husband, Patrick, in “My Brother’s Keeper,” one of the episodes from the acclaimed television series The Beast in 2008.
Most recently, she has released a book titled “Worth Fighting For,” which chronicles her last months with Patrick, her husband of thirty-four years, as he battled pancreatic cancer. An emotionally honest and unflinching depiction of battling illness and loss, it is also an incredible life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit. Niemi Swayze will hold a book signing immediately following the event.
Seats for the event are $50 each and can be reserved by contacting Katherine Pinero at 859.296.6116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorships are also available.
For more than 30 years, Hospice of the Bluegrass has provided quality end-of-life care and support for terminally ill patients in their homes, nursing facilities and at the Hospice Care Centers in Lexington and Hazard. Hospice of the Bluegrass never denies services because of an inability to pay. Support and bereavement services extend to family members, caregivers, and anyone in grief in the community. Hospice of the Bluegrass serves more than 900 patients daily in 32 central, southeastern and northern Kentucky counties.