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Karen and Jamie Moyer Present Books to Childhood Cancer Survivors

November 13, 2001

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
Train Entrance

BACKGROUND:

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 Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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