Bob Riter, Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and Michelle Courtney Berry will serve as Moderators for this important community event.
There are few organizations in the U.S. comparable to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and we've become a national model for cancer support organizations in similarly sized communities.
While the Moonshot is looking globally at curing cancer, we want to emphasize that community-based support remains a critical component of good cancer care.The local summit is affiliated with Vice President Biden's National Cancer Moonshot that's taking place simultaneously in Washington, DC. We hope to hear some of the Vice President's comments through a video feed.
From the Office of the Vice President of the United States
1. In general, the goal of these summits (which will occur in communities and institutions across the country) is to help open the dialogue among cancer stakeholders to encourage collaborations for accelerating the pace of progress in cancer research, prevention, treatment, and care.
2. Specifically, we are asking all those in the cancer community to host their own, unique, in-person events. These events can be large or small (at, for example, cancer centers, businesses, non-profits, or in your home) and can include everyone in your networks (from researchers, oncologists, caregivers, philanthropists, data experts, advocates, patients, survivors, family, and friends).
3. The Vice President will be making remarks at the summit happening in D.C., but we will live-stream and record his remarks to share with your summit.