Briefs: 'The Power of Hope'
More than 500 participants shared “The Power of Hope” this year at the Anderson Network Living Fully With and Beyond Cancer Conference. Whether they were in active treatment, concerned about survivorship issues or acted as caregivers, there was pertinent information for each one during the panels and breakout sessions, as well as opportunities to network and time to laugh. Keynote speakers Vince Papale and Julie Silver, M.D., offered reflections on their own cancer journeys; then Jeanne Robertson, a former Miss North Carolina, brought the house down with her humorous take on life.
Conference donors who made the events possible include the following:
$100,000 & above
$25,000 & above
Children’s Art Project of MD Anderson Cancer Center
Susan Roberson Wade Memorial Car Rally a.k.a. Susan’s Rally
$20,000 & above
$10,000 & above
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
$5,000 & above
Beth Sanders Moore Young Breast Cancer Survivors’ Program
Bridgeway Capital Management
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
$3,000 & above
Alice Judkins Endowed Lecture Series
Ms. Regina Rogers (in loving memory of her parents, Julie and Ben Rogers)
$1,000 & above
Advanced Health Media
Houston Marriott Westchase (in-kind)
Place ... of wellness of MD Anderson Cancer Center (in-kind)
Save the date for next year’s conference: Houston Marriott Westchase • Sept. 4-6, 2008