On June 29th, hundreds of leaders across the health, academic, private industry, and philanthropic sectors will join together with patients, survivors and advocates for a national summit. The Cancer Moonshot Summit 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 – will all convene under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure.
Currently, there are two local viewings of the live stream Summit event, one in Caribou and one in Topsham.
Find out more:
Topsham event: Call American Cancer Society office in Topsham at 373-3770
Caribou event: Call Bethany Zell at 498-1361
Photo, left to right: Bethany Zell, MBCC President; Jaclyn Silk, Bangor Savings Bank Assistant Vice President and branch manager of the State Street branch; Carol Beagan, MBCC Treasurer.
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Photo: MBCC volunteer Gail Murphy, fundraiser coordinator; Matt Howe, owner of of Sushi Maine