Improving Health Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients

by HopeLab
Mar 17, 2010

An International Approach to Courageous Experiment

Robin Avant stands in front of our booth.
Robin Avant stands in front of our booth.

One of HopeLab’s core values is courageous experimentation. We like trying new things, especially if it means we might broaden our impact in the world and reach kids in need. Last week, we put this value into action by participating in the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) for the first time.

Robin Avant and Liz Song from HopeLab traveled to ICCN in Atlanta, Georgia to introduce Re-Mission to over 500 nurses, representing 40 countries. The focus this year was “Enhancing Knowledge, Promoting Quality,” and we took it as an opportunity to share Re-Mission and to hear about what is going on in the cancer nursing world across the globe.

Here are some reflections from my colleague Liz Song about the event:

“About 90% of the nurses we talked to had never heard of Re-Mission, so it was exciting to talk about the game to a completely new audience. In fact, it was refreshing!

“We were delighted to talk to nurses from countries around the world, including Australia, Bolivia, Chile, South Africa, Mongolia, India, Japan and Israel , to name a few. The nurses were thrilled to hear that Re-Mission is available completely free of charge, and were grateful to receive free copies to take back to young cancer patients they serve.

To our Global Giving supporters, thank you for your donation - each contributions help us provide Re-Mission completely free of charge to kids, families, and clinicians all over the world!

Two nurses from Toronto came by to chat.
Two nurses from Toronto came by to chat.
We gave away 100 copies of the game!
We gave away 100 copies of the game!

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