As part of its continued efforts to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings, the Fairfax, Virginia-based American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with CURE Childhood Cancer to raise awareness of cancer survivorship. Based in Atlanta, CURE Childhood Cancer – Georgia’s oldest and most successful children’s cancer organization – is a non-profit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families.
CURE will work with ASTRO by participating in the Survivor Circle exhibit at the Society’s 46th Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 3-7, 2004, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Created to recognize those who are battling cancer, the Survivor Circle focuses on the programs offered by local organizations to help patients and their families cope with their treatments. Within the Survivor Circle, there is a place for visitors to view photos of activities CURE offers to patients, survivors and their families, to learn more about CURE and to leave donations. One hundred percent of the tax deductible donations collected will be given to local cancer programs.
“We are excited to continue to enhance the patient focus of our meeting,” said Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., President of ASTRO. “The Survivor Circle was an excellent addition to our meeting last year and we look forward to partnering with CURE Childhood Cancer this year to share the focus of what we do with those who benefit from it.”
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