Thousands in funding will expand scope of community-based cancer treatment, clinical trials, care and support for underserved patients
Reston, VA – September 21, 2017 - Clinical Care Options (CCO), a global leader in the development of innovative educational programs and technology platforms, has joined forces with Free to Breathe to raise funds for research and increase the number of lung cancer patients participating in clinical trials. Working within the framework of Free to Breathe’s 4th Annual Lung Cancer 5K Walk/Run in Brooklyn, NY, on October 22, 2017, funds raised will be used to dramatically increase lung cancer survivorship in a short span of time.
Through their CCOcares initiatives, CCO works with local and national charities to affect positive change in communities around the nation. “Free To Breathe’s aggressive and achievable goal of doubling the lung cancer survival rate by 2022 really spoke to us as an organization,” said Tina Stacy, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP, Senior Vice President Educational Strategy and General Manager, Oncology at CCO. “Lung cancer claims more lives each year than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined, but receives far less funding per life lost than these other types of cancer. We feel like our organization can have a big impact on a number of lives by getting involved right now.”
CCO invites anyone interested in getting involved to participate in person, virtually, or by donating. For people living near Brooklyn, the walk/run provides a unique event in which like-minded attendees will traverse the Brooklyn Bridge together. General donations to team members, as well as virtual participation which includes fundraising, are also encouraged. Clinical Care Options will donate up to $3,000 to match the first $3,000 raised. More information can be found on the event page: http://bit.ly/2xAzi9f
About Clinical Care Options
Clinical Care Options, LLC, is a global leader in the development of innovative educational programs and technology platforms. CCO’s team has been a pioneer in the creation of continuing education and decision support resources for healthcare professionals both in the United States and around the world for more than 2 decades. For more information, visit clinicaloptions.com.