Past Events

Stowe Weekend of Hope, May 1, 2015

I will lead my nearly annual “Walk and Talk” on the Stowe Rec Path, beginning behind the church in Stowe (where you register on Friday). We’ll discuss exercise’s benefits, develop comaraderie, and share a walk outdoors in scenic Stowe. You can go at your own pace. There is usually a group for every pace, and we meet up together intermittently to talk more. It’s fun and invigorating. Make a new friend or two to start your weekend on a good note. I’ll be selling my book as well.

Rain game plan: We will switch to indoors and walk to a good video (with music) and talk about exercise and cancer recovery. See more details at

MARCH 29, 2014 Featured Speaker at Kindred Connections Annual Meeting

Williston, Vermont. Enjoyed speaking to a group of cancer survivors and health advocates about my cancer journey, my book, and research about exercise and cancer recovery. Kindred Connections has made my book available for free to over 100 cancer patients in Vermont. I was able to see old friends and new ones, and share my personal story as it has evolved. In a special moment, for me, one reader of my book prompted me to read my poem, included in the book, which she had found very meaningful on her journey.

Live music by Patrick Fitzsimmons made the day even more special.

MAY 3, 2013, 10 a.m. Stowe Weekend of Hope, “Walk and Talk II”

Come join us on the Rec Path in Stowe VT Friday morning at 10 a.m. behind the church (where registration is). During this weekend-long conference for survivors, the Walk and Talk can help you get started on the right foot: meet some other cancer survivors, enjoy the Rec Path (which is nearly flat) at your own pace, and hear about exercise and cancer recovery.

OCT 7, Waterbury VT

Come visit with Nancy and buy a copy of her book at the Central Vermont Runners Club’s  “Leaf Peeper’s Half-marathon and 5-km Race, Sunday October 7. The race starts at 11 a.m. and is full, with no more registrants allowed in at this time. But you can visit and cheer for the runners. We’ll be set-up in the starting area, in Pilgrim Park, by 11 a.m. Stop by and say hello.

MAY 4-5, Stowe VT

We will be at the Stowe Weekend of Hope, Stowe, Vermont, May 4-6, 2012.

FRIDAY, 10 am – 12 pm.
Walk & Talk: Active Against Cancer
Walk and talk together in the fresh air on the Stowe Rec Path (adjacent to Stoweflake) for mutual support and to learn about how exercise can help you improve your cancer recovery. Enjoy breaks with simple yoga postures. Led by Nancy Brennan, Author of “Active Against Cancer”.

How Difficult Will This “Walk and Talk” Be?It’s as much a chance to “walk and talk” with survivors like yourself as it is a chance to learn more about exercise in a friendly, mobile atmosphere. It’s not about pace; it’s about attitude, enjoyment, and companionship.

Active Against Cancer Book at the Health Fair

I will be talking to survivors and others all day Saturday at the health fair, and selling my book there. Please come by and say hello. I will be available to sign books for you.

NOV 5, 2011, Williston, VT

Nancy was a presenter at the Cancer Survivorship Health Fair, with active hands-on demos for exercise and wellness.

This special event for cancer survivors  focuses on physical activity and healing, at PT360, in the Synergy building at 426 Industrial Avenue, Suite 190, Williston, Vermont. 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

Physical therapists, Deborah Harris, Luann Bellis, and Julie Clayton all of PT360 are leading activities. Yoga is led by Deb Shearer.

1:30 to 2:30 Nancy Brennan, discussion of exercise plans for you. Books will be on sale and the author will be able to sign your copy.Nancy will be selling her book, as well as speaking about exercise planning for cancer survivors. Sponsored by the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund. Free. Refreshments! Door prizes!

OCT 7, 2011, So Burlington, VT

Nancy will be at the Breast Cancer Conference for survivors of breast cancer and other cancers in South Burlington. She’ll be selling her book at the table for the Elinor B. Daniels Fund in the morning of this all-day educational event. More details soon.

AUG 18, 2011. Grantham, NH

Nancy was the featured luncheon speaker at the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament at Eastman (in Grantham) NH on August 18, 2011. She spoke about the book’s topic and her experience with exercise during cancer recovery.  The Rally benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

APRIL 29, 2011, Stowe, VT.

Nancy presented a successful workshop at the Stowe Weekend of Hope, in Stowe, Vermont on April 29, 2011. “Exercise to Improve Your Cancer Recovery: Make Your Plans Today.”
At the Stowe Weekend of Hope 2011