Posted by Nataliya Semez on June 06, 2011
On Friday, June 10th 2011, starting at 8:00 am CDT, sessions of the Cure4kids Global Summit will be streamed live through a free webcast. Don’t miss our own Executive Director, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, as she presents a report on the 2010 Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign. Also presenting on Tobacco and Cancer Awareness – an education program for children in the school in rural settings, our MaxStation Coordinator Asia Pacific Region, Viji Venkatesh. Download the full program.
Pat will be part of an expert panel on the “Global Need for Cancer and Health Education” (Session F1). Other presenters include Julie Torode from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); Dr Raul Ribeiro, Director of the International Outreach Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Kate Amstrong, Chair of the NCD Alliance Child-focused Working Group.
The Cure4kids Global Summit is being organized by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and takes place in Memphis, TN, on June 9 to 11. The aim of this three-day conference is to improve health and science education in classrooms and communities around the world. It brings together leading educators, innovators, and pioneers in a multidisciplinary forum to promote improvements and innovations in health and science education.
The Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign 2010 was organized by The Max Foundation in partnership with patient organizations in 31 countries. The goal of the campaign was to decrease the stigma associated with a cancer diagnosis in developing countries. The campaign showcased the courage and determination of thousands of cancer survivors who give back to their communities, establishing and leading patient associations in their countries, advocating for their rights, and providing support and disease education to their members. In all, 73 events were organized by 34 partner groups during the campaign. Further, the initiative succeeded in collecting more than 13,000 signatures in support of the World Cancer Declaration.