VP Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit 6/29

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Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Regional Summit—LA at The Master’s College 6/29

Monday, June 20, 2016 Santa Clarita, CA—On May 25 2016, Vice President Biden announced the first-ever Cancer Moonshot Summit to take place on Wednesday, June 29th, including conversations in communities across the United States. These Summits will be the first time that individuals and organizations representing the entire cancer community and beyond – researchers, oncologists, care providers, philanthropists, data and tech experts, advocates, patients and survivors, officials and representatives – will all convene locally under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure.

Santa Clarita is the location for the Regional Summit welcoming the greater Los Angeles area; admission is free and the event has no other organizational affiliation than The White House.  It is hosted by Janet Demeter and supported by Jack’s Angels Foundation, a local charity concerned with awareness and research for pediatric brain tumors, the leading cause of death in children diagnosed with cancer.  “If anyone needed a Moonshot, it’s these kids with the deadliest cancers and their families,” says Demeter, who hopes for a good turn out from the childhood cancer community; “They’ve been expected to just accept that there is scarce research activity for their children because their relatively small numbers render their lives insignificant to investors, when most oncologists agree that if we prioritized them we’d probably cure cancer.  If you have strong ideas and feelings on your heart to share with the community and the Administration about moving forward to actually cure cancer, now’s your moment; come share with us!”

The Regional Summit in Santa Clarita begins at 9am on June 29 and ends at 1pm at The Master’s College, 21726 Placerita Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91321, and includes a Guest Panel of speakers, roughly ½ hour of livestream content from the Vice President’s event in Washington DC, breakout sessions, and a conference call with the Vice President.  Admission is free and seating is first-come, first served.  For more information and to RSVP, visit the page “Cancer Moonshot Regional Summit—LA” on Facebook, or email/call Mrs. Demeter at jacksangels1@gmail.com, 661-977-3125.  All guests will have the opportunity to participate and are encouraged to contribute to the discussion.

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