Beckstrand Cancer Foundation's Board of Directors Elects New Officers

Newport Beach, CA, July 21, 2009 --( Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving and enhancing quality of life for cancer patients and their families, today announced that its Board of Directors elected new officers at a regular meeting on June 10, 2009. All of the Board’s members were present for the vote.

After James Stephen stepped down from the position of Board President following the completion of his term, George O’Connell, owner of O’Connell Landscape Maintenance, and Jay Hamrick, owner of UBS Printing Group, were elected to share the role. Hamrick previously served as Vice President for the Board. Board Secretary, Patty Collins, was subsequently nominated and elected to Vice President. Mary Dougher-Foster was voted in as Treasurer, and Kathryn Meeker Harman was voted to serve as Board Secretary.

The officers will serve two-year terms before the next election is held. Executive Director, Lil Spitzer, extended congratulations to each of the Foundation’s new Board officers and extolled their support and dedication to fulfilling the mission of the organization.

To learn more about Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, its Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Executive Staff, visit

About Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
Beckstrand Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974 by Dr. Grant Beckstrand and a group of doctors specializing in the treatment and care of cancer patients. For more than 35 years, the Foundation’s goal has been to improve and enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. This mission is achieved through an Individual Patient Assistance program in which the Foundation is unique in providing financial assistance, patient advocacy, supportive counseling and practical help to patients in the midst of their cancer treatment and struggling to cope with critical survival needs. While research is imperative to finding a cure, approximately 1.4 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2009, and little support is available to assist these victims with day-to-day living and basic needs. This is where Beckstrand Cancer Foundation serves as the missing link. For more information about Beckstrand Cancer Foundation or to learn more about The Diamond & Pearl Ball 2009, visit

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Kaerie Ray