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Dave Warnock is dying out loud.
Dave was a charismatic evangelical Christian for over 35 years, serving in pastoral ministry for many of those years. A crisis of faith caused him to reevaluate his beliefs, and by 2011 he had come to the conclusion that he could no longer identify as a Christian.
In 2019, Dave was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease–a terminal disease with no treatment and no cure. Following that, the Dying Out Loud organization was formed. In the past four years, he has become an in-demand podcast guest, YouTube host, and public speaker. His memoir, Childish Things, was released last year.
The organization has evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, now called I Am Dying Out Loud. Its mission is to protect and advocate for those suffering from a serious or terminal illness by removing unwanted religious influence from the process of healthcare, dying, and death, and to offer “bucket list” experiences to those diagnosed with ALS.
Dave talks now about living on your own terms, and dying on your own terms. He advocates for grabbing all the moments from this one life we know we have.
This a hybrid event via Zoom and in-person at the Franklin Twp Public Library in Somerset. For Zoom participants, register in advance at:
After registering you’ll receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the link to join the meeting.
The program will start at 1:30 PM in the Community Room. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Free and open to the public.
Everyone is welcome to join us after the meeting for an in-person dinner at 4 PM at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.
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