Panelist: Clare Regan
Episodes in which Clare Regan appears
While recovering from surgery for another health issue, Clare received an endoscopy to diagnose a problem in her esophagus. They believed she had an ulcer in her esophagus that was about to perforate. Five days later she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and four days later she had surgery to remove the cancer. Clare is now facing end-of-life issues and speaks openly about how she is living the end of her own life.
Clare is the mother of six and grandmother of two. She was trained as a chemist, but spent life as a community activist. She was the Editor of "Justicia," the newsletter of the Judicial Process Commission (criminal justice advocacy group) for 28 years. Currently, Clare is an emeritus member of the board of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, and was a 7-year treasurer of the Peace and Justice Center that joined with Metro-Act to become Metro Justice. Anti-war activities she was involved with include draft counseling during the Vietnam War. Clare is also a member of the Monroe County Criminal Justice Council.