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November 1st, 2021

Dear Jack Partnering with GYRT Health for 3rd Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference

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GRYT Health to Host Third Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC) in November

Free Virtual Event for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers Offering Interactive Educational Sessions, Advocacy Resources, and Connection


The Dear Jack Foundation is honored to partner with GRYT (“grit”) Health, a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health, for the third annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC) from November 11–13, 2021. GVCC is the original digital cancer conference created by and for survivors and caregivers. GVCC21 will address topics critical to improving cancer-related outcomes and experiences, focusing on empowering those impacted by cancer through connection, education, and advocacy.

“As an oncology researcher and a two-time cancer survivor, GVCC makes my mind and my heart proud,” said Dave Craig, co-founder and chief executive officer of GRYT Health. “Our mission is to improve quality of life and increase survival for people facing cancer through the relentless focus on patient experience. We’re proud to partner with healthcare organizations who are working towards this same goal by elevating the patient voice and collectively bringing the GVCC experience to patients and caregivers wherever they are.”

Conference highlights include:

  • Sessions ranging on issues important to those experiencing cancer, including becoming an advocate, patient/provider communication, navigating clinical trials, metastatic cancer, dealing with long-term side effects, integrative healthcare, health equity and diversity, relationships and cancer, and a live “Finding Power Through Your Voice” Event where community members get a chance to share their stories live during the conference
  •  More than 50 participating organizations who will share resources to navigate treatment and survivorship, as well as information on cancer research projects actively recruiting
  • Ample time for connection with peers and fun, including a guided relaxation meditation, an art therapy class, yoga, and a live comedic magician

In its first two years, GVCC has brought together more than 5,000 individuals from nearly 50 countries, close to 200 speakers, and more than 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations to participate in courageous conversations on the quest for cures.

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