PHOENIX, Ariz.— September 9, 2014 — Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) is excited to announce Event Chairs for the 12th Annual Porch Party; Molly Stockley and Sameer R. Keole, M.D. Molly is currently the Assistant Vice President of Hospital Growth at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and has been a longtime supporter of CSCAZ. Molly is also the co-founder of Kristi Cares Melanoma Foundation in honor of a dear friend who lost her life to the disease which strives to educate Arizona residents about the dangers of skin cancer. Dr. Keole is the Proton Beam Medical Director at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Keole is overseeing the complex proton therapy building project set to open to treat patients in 2016.
Kay Kays and Michael S. Gordon, M.D. will be spotlighted as our Honorary Chairs for their support to those on their cancer journey. The Honorary Chairs will speak during the event and give their perspectives of cancer research and advocacy. Kay is a 20 year pancreatic cancer survivor and patient advocate. Kay said “My dissemination of cancer research to patients is always a two way street of learning and I am able to represent cancer patients at the grant review table with up to date information for accrual and quality of life from the real world of cancer.” Dr. Gordon is the CEO and Director of Research at Pinnacle Oncology Hematology. His interested have been in the development of new cancer therapies with a focus on targeted therapies and drugs that affect angiogenesis (tumor blood vessel supply).
About Porch Party:
Porch Party will be held on October 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix (map). This event will be business casual with unique event details. Youth cancer survivors host an art gallery and showcase their photographs that depict what leadership means to them. Appetizers are made from a local chef that showcase cancer fighting foods. Guests can then take the recipe home and make the healthy dishes for themselves. This event will include a live auction, drawing prizes and a fund-a-program opportunity.
About The Cancer Support Community Arizona:
CSC-AZ (formerly known as The Wellness Community Arizona), is the Arizona affiliate if an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope-regardless of the stage of disease. To learn more, visit www.cscaz.org