This is part of a series of stories I wrote on organizations collaborating with Bristol-Myers Squibb to support Lance Armstrong and his Tour of Hope Foundation. It appeared on InTouch in 2006.
At a recent meeting of C-Change, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, the list of speakers was impressive, according to Connie Curran, the organization’s executive director.
First, Mark McCLellan, M.D., Ph.D., the new administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, spoke about his plans for agency’s fight against cancer. Then John Kitzhaber, M.D., the former Democratic governor of Oregon, compared the importance of good health care to the importance of public school education. His speech received a standing ovation and among the first people to stand was Barbara Bush, former first lady and C-Change co-chair.
To read more, please download the pdf of this series of articles here: Tour of Hope