Karen and Jamie Moyer Present Books to Childhood Cancer Survivors
Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center treats approximately 180-200 children each year for cancer.
WHAT: Karen and Jamie Moyer, present the first of 500 reference books entitled Childhood Cancer Survivor, A Practical Guide to your Future to ACCESS Program Patients
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 11AM
WHERE: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA
Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center treats approximately 180-200 children each year for cancer. With a survival rate that approaches 80%, there are a growing number of childhood cancer survivors for whom the delayed effects of cancer and its treatment are of great importance.
The newly created ACCESS Program (After Cancer Care Ends Survivorship Starts) directed by Debra Friedman, MD, Director of Long-term Follow-up at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center Division of Hematology/Oncology, anticipates serving 500 patients in its first year. They will follow patients diagnosed with childhood cancer since 1970, regardless of where they were treated. As more and more children and adolescents survive cancer, it is important to address not only the cure, but the quality of that cure along with the health of the whole person. ACCESS was created with these goals in mind.
The books, donated by The Moyer Foundation will allow every survivor in the program to receive a copy, regardless of their ability to pay. This book empowers survivors to become their own medical advocates and to seek out and utilize the resources that are available to them.
The Moyer Foundation is a registered 501© (3) community-based non-profit organization, founded by Jamie and Karen Moyer which relies on private contributions for its funding. Our mission is to offer encouragement and support to children and families who are enduring a time of profound stress, and to provide opportunities for enhancing wellness, stability and quality of life. www.moyerfoundation.org
About Seattle Children’s
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.
Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.
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