On June 29th, Cancer Support Community participated in the Cancer Moonshot Summit. We were honored to take part in the Bay Area Regional Summit, hosted by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier at John Muir Medical Center in Concord. The event was in conjunction with the national Cancer Moonshot Summit, with the main event taking place at Howard University, where Vice President Joe Biden joined over 350 researchers, oncologists and other care providers, data and technology experts, patients, families, and patient advocates, all with one focus: accelerating progress of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Nationwide there were more than 6,000 individuals at events in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam. This is the first time a group this expansive and diverse met under a government charge to double the rate of progress in the field of cancer.
Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area CEO, James Bouquin, spoke to the importance of psychosocial care and support and the invaluable services provided free of charge at Cancer Support Community. Below is an excerpt from his presentation.
James Bouquin participated in the panel discussion with several other community members who are making a great impact in the Bay Area cancer community:
Daniel Borenstein, East Bay Times Columnist & Opinion Page Editor, Cancer Survivor
Lori Bremner, California Grassroots Director, American Cancer Society
Timothy Enns, Board Member, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Greater Bay Area
Angie Coffee, Cancer Survivor