I received this email from Deanna and I want to share her news about the upcoming online discussion from Chicago …
I follow your blog, and wanted to reach out on behalf of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Next Friday, July 23, we’ll 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.
We hope you can view our live stream of the event (and/or participate by posting questions for our moderator) by visiting www.livestream.com/cancercenter. I’ve listed key details below including date, time, RSVP information, participant social networking information, and more information about the new CTCA Patient Empowered Care model.
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?
We are happy to coordinate interviews with any of the participating survivors. See below for details, and please share with any friends and family that might be interested. The more the merrier!
Empowerment Rally Details
Empowerment Rally hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
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 www.livestream.com/cancercenter
Mark it on your calendar, share it with your friends and family, and log-on to participate!
To Deanna Every (firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-455-2748)
Or, via Facebook at our event page:
Joe Bacal – Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor
Twitter: @cntrlamidchaos and @joebacal
Lani Horn – breast cancer survivor
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ChemoBabe/210968797226
Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/lani.horn
Mel Majoros – breast cancer survivor
Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/melmajoros
Jody Schoger – breast cancer survivor
Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/jodyschoger
Matt Zachary – brain cancer survivor
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/stupidcancer
Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/matthewzachary