Americans for Cures Foundation Announces Brock Reeve as Featured Speaker at April Conference

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Americans for Cures Foundation Announces Brock Reeve, Executive Director of Harvard Stem Cell Institute as a Featured Speaker at State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008 (SOSCA), the Leading Conference for Grassroots Advocates Who Support Stem Cell Research Mr. Reeve Joins Michael J. Fox and Robert N. Klein as Speakers for This Event

We are reaching out nationally, to Americans who are hungry for the facts, not the hype, about stem cell science

Americans for Cures Foundation announced today that Brock Reeve, Executive Director of Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and brother of Christopher Reeve, will speak at State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008 (SOSCA). "We are pleased to announce that Brock Reeve will join us on April 13 as a featured speaker at SOSCA, State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008, to be held at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center," said Constance McKee, Co-Executive Directors of Americans for Cures Foundation (A4CF) (http://www.americansforcures.org).

McKee noted that, "Americans for Cures Foundation is the only national organization focused on 'people-powered advocacy for stem cell research' in America. We have partnered with dozens of patient advocacy organizations to present SOSCA, this year's leading conference for grassroots advocates supporting stem cell research. We welcome advocates of all diseases and conditions, both newcomers and experienced voices, to learn how to be more effective in communicating the facts and promise of stem cell therapy."

Mr. Reeve joins a growing list of confirmed speakers at SOSCA including Michael J. Fox, actor and activist; Robert N. Klein, Chair, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM); Amy Comstock Rick, CEO, Parkinson's Action Network and President, Coalition for Advancement of Medical Research; and Bernard Siegel, founder and Executive Director of Genetics Policy Institute.

Amy Daly, Co-Executive Director of A4CF commented, "Brock Reeve is a unique source of inspiration to advocates across America. As the brother of Christopher Reeve, he understands how hope for a cure sustains us through difficult times. As the Executive Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, he understands the power of science to transform hope into therapeutic reality."

"Over 100 million Americans live with diseases and conditions that may be treated with stem cell therapies," noted McKee. "Every day brings a new report as stem cell research advances towards clinical trials, and brings families and veterans hope. Americans for Cures Foundation believes that every American family and veteran deserves access to the best therapy."

"We are reaching out nationally, to Americans who are hungry for the facts, not the hype, about stem cell science," added Daly. "If we speak out together for cures, we can accelerate the pace at which hope becomes the reality of therapy."

For more information, please visit http://www.americansforcures.org. To register, go to https://secure.americansforcures.org/register.php or send an email to inform@americansforcures.org. For information about sponsorship opportunities for State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008, send an email to inform@americansforcures.org.

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