Dear GO supporters –
I am excited to be posting my first Executive Director (ED) UPDATE. It has been a whirlwind five 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 my first quarter:
Benefit Concert: GO collaborated with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra to host our first major benefit. 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. (More Info)
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 this year. 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 of all users!
Palliative Care Training: GO continues to partner with groups to improve palliative care globally. Most recently, Dr. Kavitha Ramchandran from Stanford University lectured at a NCI CGH Workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Patient Education Materials (PEM): Our low-literacy PEM 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. (More Info)
As we head into the Thanksgiving season, I would like to thank all our GO supporters for your time, donations and commitment to eliminating global health disparities. I’m so thankful to be working with this incredible team and you.
With deep thanks – Donna
Donna Barry, Executive Director of Global Oncology