Cancer is this month’s theme, so in that spirit, a big shout out to the Canary Foundation at Stanford for their work on early cancer detection. Founded by Woodside’s own Don Listwin, the Canary Foundation has drawn attention to the needs, and possibilities, of using exciting new technologies (and creative academic partnerships and funding) to really make a difference in this important space. This year, and for the 8th year in a row, The Village Doctor was proud to offer our support (and medical skills!) to the Canary Challenge, a bike ride fundraiser (and awareness raiser) for the Foundation’s work. A big thank you to our very own Christie Warner who again ably spearheaded our efforts! Until next year!
As much as I’m excited about the Canary Foundation’s work, I was reminded again about the need for such work as Woodside again lost one of its dear souls to cancer. It is with sadness that I wish to honor Bettina Pike who died last month. Bettina was an amazing woman, who gave her all to her husband, her family, and her community, and we will forever miss her. You can read more about her legacy here and if you are inclined, contributions can be made to the Bettina Unhoch Pike Memorial Cancer Fund at the UCSF Foundation, PO Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145, or online at https://giving.ucsf.edu/honor-memorial. (October 2018)