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WCF Featured at National Initiative Event

Posted: 3/9/2023

A Special Opportunity for National Outreach.

Cancer Moonshot is a National initiative started by the Biden Administration and run by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of Cancer Moonshot is to “cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years, and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer” (“Cancer Moonshot”, 2022). On February 23rd, 2023, Cancer Moonshot had a local event sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Masonic Cancer Alliance, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Ascension Via Christi, the Cancer Center of Kansas and the Kansas Cancer Partnership.

The Wichita Cancer Foundation’s Executive Director, Wyatt Sheeder, had the amazing opportunity to speak at this event, and spread the word about what WCF is doing to benefit local cancer patients. Wyatt was able to share the mission and vision of our foundation, as well as our highlights from 2022- our most successful year yet. We’re extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to speak at such an inspiring event. We look forward to continuing our pursuit of improving the lives of cancer patients in Kansas. The Biden Administration puts it this way: “[ending cancer] will take all of us doing our part. Join us” (“Cancer Moonshot, 2022).

Use the following link to read more about the event! https://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/campuses/wichita/about/news/news-archive/healing-from-cancer-encompasses-more-than-treatment.html

Source: “Cancer Moonshot.” The White House, The United States Government, 9 Aug. 2022, https://www.whitehouse.gov/cancermoonshot/.


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