Cancer survivors online empowerment rally‏

Today, Friday, July 23, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) will be hosting an online Empowerment Rally featuring a diverse group of five cancer survivors/advocates participating in a roundtable discussion on patient empowerment.

The Rally is a platform for the voice of these five survivors to discuss what mattered most in their cancer care, choosing the best treatment facility, and sources of empowerment during their cancer journey. One participant is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, three participants are breast cancer survivors, and the final participant is a brain cancer survivor. All participants received treatment at different cancer centers across the United States, bringing unique cancer care perspectives and experiences to the table.

I am excited that I will be able to view the live stream of the event, particularly as my friend Jody will be speaking. You can view the live stream of the event (and/or participate by posting questions for our moderator) by visiting www.livestream.com/cancercenter

Questions explored might include: What does it mean to be an empowered patient? What made these survivors feel empowered throughout their journeys? How did they choose the treatment that was right/best for them? What helped them feel informed and more in control during their journey? How were they involved in their treatment decisions?

Empowerment Rally Details

What:
Empowerment Rally hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
 
When:                                    
Friday, July 23, 2010
3:30-4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) / 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Central Time)
 
Tune in to a live stream of event:
The Rally will be streamed live online at http://www.livestream.com/cancercenter
Mark it on your calendar, share it with your friends and family, and log-on to participate!

RSVP:
To Deanna Every (devery@vaultcommunications.com or 610-455-2748)
Or, via Facebook at our event page:
http://www.facebook.com/cancercenter?ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=138057396219308&ref=mf

Participants:
 
Joe Bacal
– Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor
Lani Horn – breast cancer survivor
Mel Majoros – breast cancer survivor
Jody Schoger – breast cancer survivor
Matt Zachary – brain cancer survivor