Award-winning Filmmaker to Visit SwedishAmerican for Film Screening

Rockford, IL – Award-winning writer-director Lucia Mauro will join SwedishAmerican for a screening of her film One Year Later – the story a woman’s battle with ovarian cancer – at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25th at the hospital’s East State Street location.

The film will be presented by the Illinois Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in conjunction with Rockford Area Ovarian Cancer Support and SwedishAmerican’s Regional Cancer Center. The event is open to the public no with cost to attend, but donations will be accepted. All donations will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. with light refreshments and the screening beginning at 2 p.m. A SwedishAmerican Regional clinic provider will present an update on ovarian cancer research prior to the film. Mauro will also answer questions from the audience at the conclusion of her film. Those interested are asked to RSVP at

One Year Later focuses on the story of Liz, a college professor, who struggles with post-cancer life and her life-affirming journey to the Italian Alps one year after completing treatment. It addresses the emotional side of cancer survivorship and the process of moving on.

For more information on the event, please contact the NOCC Illinois Chapter at or call 312-226-9410.

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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Katryna Kirby