Greetings all! After a wonderful 2007 – our 25th anniversary year – we have started 2008 off with a bang. We are in the process of preparing for a 2.0 launch of The Virtual Wellness Community – our online community for all people affected by cancer. We are excited to welcome a new Senior Director of The Virtual Wellness Community, Bill Shaffer. Also new to the team overseeing Education and Outreach is Ivy Ahmed – welcome!
In addition to exciting changes to The Virtual Wellnes Community, we have begun the development process to build The Wellness Community’s National Cancer Survivorship Research and Training Institute, to be housed in Philadelphia. This Institute will be the first ever community-based survivorship center in the Unites States. We hope you will all come and visit when we launch the Institute in 2009.
And finally, we are gearing up again (no pun intended!) for the Amgen Tour of California, and the public awareness and fundraising arm of this amazing cycling event, Breakaway From Cancer. You will be hearing from us throughout the week starting February 17 as we follow the Tour from the north of California to the south and talk to folks affected by cancer throughout the state. Check out www.breakawayfromcancer.com to learn more about this amazing event.
That’s all for now. We hope to hear to from you as we blog from the Tour!