David Hassrick Joins the Vital Options International Board of Directors

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Hassrick to Bring His Operational Expertise to the Advocacy Organization

Vital Options International (VOI), a 30-year-old young adult cancer advocacy organization, is excited to welcome David Hassrick to their Board of Directors. Hassrick joins the Board as the organization expands their support services beyond young adult cancer to include a wide breadth of chronic and rare health conditions and disabilities.

“We were happy to bring Dave onto the Board of Vital Options International as he brings many years of experience in the advocacy world and can help our organization lead the way in supporting patients and caregivers as they are affected by Cancer, Parkinson's, Mental Illness, Autism and other disabilities,” said Dave Duplay, Chairman and CEO of Vital Options International.

VOI is currently the leader in generating global health conversations through their signature interview series called "Advocacy In Action." This program includes panel discussions held at major international health congresses covering topics such as palliative care, living beyond cancer, and cancer in the global workplace. "Vital Conversations", its other award-winning program is a one-on-one recorded interview with leaders in the healthcare field that are broadcast to patient networks around the world.

“I am eager to help VOI make connections across the wider advocacy world as we look to broaden our efforts across disease states and provide support to a larger community. We all know someone who has been affected by a chronic health condition or a disability and the work of VOI is very inspiring to me. I’m excited to begin brightening the lives of patients and caregivers,” said David Hassrick, Chief Sustainability Officer of healtheo360.

This is a pivotal time for VOI as the organization expands its mission four years after the passing of the organization’s founder, Selma Schimmel, in an effort to extend beyond cancer. VOI will continue to provide critical video interviews from key global medical congresses while also providing other support services to patients and their caregivers, such as the Selma Schimmel Vital Grant, a new monetary gift extended to qualified patients who are facing financial strain due to the cost of medical care.

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David Duplay
Chairman and CEO
Vital Options International

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