Boston – Diane Stokes, cofounder of Oncology Rehab Partners, has been named to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center's THE ONE HUNDRED, an award given to the top 100 people in the U.S. who are making a difference in cancer care. Oncology Rehab Partners” STAR Program? Certification, a cancer rehabilitation training and certification program for clinicians and healthcare facilities, has been the catalyst for the implementation of hundreds of cancer rehab programs across the nation, enabling thousands of survivors to recover from debilitating treatments.
“Cancer rehab has been a missing part of the survivorship puzzle,” Stokes said. “Being named to THE ONE HUNDRED for STAR Program Certification is evidence of how much closer we are in this country to solving that puzzle. The opportunity to be involved in work that makes it possible for cancer survivors to heal fully after treatments is thrilling for me.”
The fifth annual THE ONE HUNDRED was the Cancer Center's fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. The gala, hosted by Matt Damon, whose father survived multiple myeloma thanks to a successful stem cell transplant undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital, was held in Boston June 6. Proceeds will support research, patient care, education, and community outreach programs.