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Gifts to GO that cost you nothing!

Why Give to GO?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death around the world, and millions of people with cancer do not have access to a good diagnosis or quality treatment. Many face cancer with no treatment at all.

Global Oncology’s mission is to change these facts.

We do this by:

  • Building in-person and virtual networks to connect those working on cancer around the globe
  • Educating patients to better understand their diagnosis and treatment
  • Advocating that everyone, everywhere deserves access to the best cancer diagnostics and treatments that exist, and that your quality of care should not depend on your latitude and longitude

With your help, we will expand our activities in 2017 to improve access to better cancer care and train healthcare workers who will transform cancer treatment for some of the poorest populations around the world.

Please consider a donation to GO during this holiday season.

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GO Co-founders, Ami Bhatt (right) and Franklin Huang (left) present GO's first Global Oncology Visionary Award to Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr. (front center), President of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Letter from GO Executive Director, Donna Barry

Dear GO supporters –

I am excited to be including an Executive Director (ED) Update in our December newsletter. It has been a whirlwind six months since I started at Global Oncology (GO). I have learned so much about the huge oncology-related needs worldwide and how GO is well-positioned to help eliminate disparities in access to cancer diagnostics and treatment. Here are a few highlights and updates from GO since I started:

Board of Directors:  In early December, GO added four new members to our Board of Directors: Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., Dr. Michael Link, Dr. Chris Varma and Dr. Krishna Yeshwant. Read the press release here

Benefit Concert
: GO collaborated with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra to host our first major benefit on 10/1. We are thrilled that we raised over $105,000 which will be directed towards existing GO projects (The GO Map, education materials, palliative care training, etc.) and to help the GO team expand our programmatic efforts. Save the Date: Dec 2, 2017 for our next concert in the series.

Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM): The GCPM continues to be our largest, most collaborative project. We will rebrand the GCPM to The GO Map when Version 2.0 is launched later in 2017. Be the first to learn when we launch by signing up at thegomap.org. We cannot wait to roll out the new features and capabilities of The GO Map and look forward to dynamic engagement with all users!

Cancer Education Materials: Our low-literacy education materials are currently translated and being used in six languages – English, Spanish, Chichewa, Kinyarwanda, Setswana and Haitian Creole. We are in discussions and actively fundraising to adapt the materials for radiotherapy and translate into additional languages. In 2017 the materials will be used at the Boston Medical Center – their first domestic use.
 

Read complete ED Update

Stanford's Inaugural Healthcare Hackathon: Success!

Over 250 students, professionals and mentors participated from across the country in Stanford's first health-focused hackathon in November. Forty teams completed projects, tackling issues ranging from accessible medications for the blind and illiterate to novel techniques to visualize migration.

Follow this link to peruse all the submitted projects and the winners. Watch this fantastic 2-minute video, featuring GO co-founder, Dr. Ami Bhatt:


Hackathon Articles:
The Stanford Daily
Stanford Medicine

Gifts to GO that Cost You Nothing

Amazon Smile: This holiday, do your shopping on Amazon via this link. Every item you buy will do double duty by seamlessly generating a donation to GO – a gift that costs you nothing!

Double the Donation: Make your gift GO even farther. Find out if your employer matches philanthropic gifts. Many do!

Thank you!

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