Friday, July 16, 2010

Shout Out To ~ Empowerment Rally hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America

I received this email from Deanna and I want to share her news about the upcoming online discussion from Chicago …

Hello Daria,

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 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!

Best regards,

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

Mark it on your calendar, share it with your friends and family, and log-on to participate!

To Deanna Every ( 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:
Facebook Profile:
Twitter: @chemo_babe

Mel Majoros – breast cancer survivor
Facebook Profile:
Twitter: @melmajoros

Jody Schoger – breast cancer survivor
Facebook Profile:
Twitter: @jodyms

Matt Zachary – brain cancer survivor
Facebook Page:
Facebook Profile:
Twitter: @stupidcancer


Carol Urban said...

Wonderful Daria!!!

Bernie said...

Not only is it great that they are hosting this event but that they realize how valuable you are to people with or who had cancer that they invite you along. Are you going to watch this.....I am hoping to be able too.....:-) Hugs

Daria said...

Bernie, yes I'm going to put it my calendar otherwise I'll forget.