The Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance would like to thank the following Exhibitors for their support in making this Conference possible.
Please take a few minutes to explore each Exhibit where you'll find more information -- in text and in links to websites and social media -- about these companies.
Gold Exhibiting Supporters
Boston North Cancer Association
The mission of the Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. is to fund and support special projects for the prevention, research, education and care of cancer. It hosts three Programs: a) the Community Grants Program helps reduce the risk of cancer for all ages and to enhance the health and well-being of cancer patients, cancer survivors, and family members of those with cancer; b) the Professional Development Grants Program improves the health and well-being of cancer patients and cancer survivors by funding educational and skills training opportunities for medical professionals designed to improve detection and treatment of cancer; and c) the Scholarship Program advances improved methods of cancer treatment and prevention by means of assisting medical school students; it is also designed to assist promising North Shore students in overcoming the challenges and hardships posed by cancer so they may achieve their dreams of higher education.
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s collaborates with oncology specialists at the University of Connecticut Health Center to provide consultation, medical care and support services for patients up to age 30 who have been diagnosed with leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, brain tumors or germ cell tumors.
Patient consultations are in Connecticut Children’s outpatient and inpatients settings and in regional adult care hospitals for patients younger than 40, including the University of Connecticut Health Center and Saint Francis Hospital.
Each patient’s physician participates in the coordination of care and in medical decision-making discussions with patients and their families.
When appropriate, patients who are eligible are given an opportunity to enroll in a clinical trial.
The AYA Cancer Program was established more than 10 years ago with the generous support of the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Alliance, which was formed in memory of Gene and Lorraine Sacco’s son Reid, following his two-year battle with sarcoma.
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center’s mission is to provide skilled and compassionate care to patients and their families. As the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts MC prepares the next generation of physicians and other health care professionals and conducts innovative research.
The Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Program at Tufts Medical Center is Boston’s only program of its type, addressing the unique needs of youth and young adults aged 18 – 39 who have been diagnosed with cancer. The Program assists patients throughout their cancer journey from diagnosis through survivorship.
Our specialized care model:
Addresses current medical needs, based on treatment history
Provides tools to empower patients to be better advocates of their health care
Supports transitional needs and coordinates care with other specialists
Connects patients with resources within the AYA cancer community.
Wellforce was founded in 2014 by Circle Health (Lowell General Hospital) and Tufts Medical Center, as well as the physicians from New England Quality Care Alliance and Lowell General Physician Organization. These physicians and hospitals provide care from Cape Cod to the New Hampshire border.
This network was created to provide Massachusetts hospitals and physicians with a new option for collaboration. Wellforce brings together the strengths of academic medicine and community care in a model that respects both equally.
More than 2,100 physicians, four community hospitals, an academic medical center, a children’s hospital and a home health agency collaborate to provide patients with easy access to care right within the community where they live.
Everett Co-operative Bank
Everett Banks’ loyalty to our customers and friends is the foundation of our business. We're proud to be a part of this local heritage and have enjoyed working to help our communities grow and prosper. Our goal is to form long-lasting relationships by providing customers with better, more convenient products and services. At the end of the day, we'll do anything to help make your life easier and do right by you. That's the only way at Everett Bank.
Stupid Cancer helps to empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer by ending isolation and building community. This is achieved by providing age-appropriate programming and resources to help improve quality of life for AYAs.
All of us at Stupid Cancer remain committed to empowering all AYAs impacted by cancer and advocating for equitable access to health care. Moving forward we will be even more deliberate in ensuring we best use our resources to amplify the needs of every single individual within our community, and work to minimize the evident disparities across diverse populations, ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to live a healthy life, to get busy living.
Reid R Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Alliance
Established in 2005, the Reid R Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance is dedicated to a vision of seeing that day when the cancers striking adolescents & young adults are routinely curable or entirely preventable. An all-volunteer organization, the Alliance launches and supports hospital-based comprehensive AYA programs that address both historic and emergent gaps in AYA cancer care, treatment, public awareness, advocacy and professional education. It focuses on: providing specialized and age-appropriate care, treatment and resources to AYA cancer patients and AYA cancer survivors; raising awareness among AYAs, among medical professionals, and among the general public about AYA cancer, its challenges, and the resources now available; closing the gap between pediatric oncology and adult oncology, a gap into which AYAs cancer patients too often fell; expanding access for AYAs to potentially life-saving clinical trials for new medicines, immunotherapies and other treatments; leading the way in developing new and innovative models-of-care, protocols, programs and approaches for treating AYAs diagnosed with cancer as children or as AYAs; and advocating on behalf AYA cancer patients and survivors for the expansion of research into what makes cancer in AYAs different from those in children and older adults.
Silver Exhibiting Supporters
For over 110 years, SBLI (The Savings Bank Mutual Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts) has specialized in providing hassle-free, affordable life insurance. Whether it be term life, whole life or a plan that combines the two, we offer dependable protection at a fair price.
Cataldo Ambulance Company
We commit to administer equal and unconditional care to the sick and injured, and to meet or exceed all established standards of care within the scope of our training.
Cataldo and Atlantic Ambulance have a wide service area dedicating emergency services, primary backup services, as well as medical transportation to a number of nursing homes, hospitals and other medical facilities throughout the Greater Boston and North Shore areas. Cataldo and Atlantic Ambulance (a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service) are proud to provide primary 911 EMS coverage and services and backup coverage to over 27 communities:
Angel Flight Northeast
Since Angel Flight Northeast's first flight in 1996, our mission coordinators have scheduled more than 80,000 free flights with the assistance of our 400+ Volunteer Pilots who have flown patients over 14 million miles to access specialized medical care that is not readily available to them in their area.
As well, our 200+ Earth Angels are there to greet the patients and their families with open arms and transport them to and from their destinations.
Angel Flight Northeast's main service area covers 9 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, yet with our partnerships with leading commercial airlines providers like JetBlue and Cape Air, we are able to provide national flights as well.
Our volunteer pilots fly free of charge those who turn to us for help in getting to hospitals to receive much needed medical care. To learn more about AFNE, read our Fast Facts. Also take a moment to watch our videos that highlight just a handful of the patients we are able to assist annually.
Bronze Exhibiting Supporters
Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC) is a complete health care resource for the people of Maine and northern New England. As Maine’s largest medical center and flagship hospital of the MaineHealth system and MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, MMC is nationally recognized for outstanding cancer care focused on providing the best evidence-based cancer services as close to home as possible.
We have a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, including care for Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer patients, from the point of diagnosis through survivorship. Specialists work as a team to help patients and their families navigate their health before, during, and after their diagnosis