Professional BMX athlete Josh Perry to share story of brain tumor treatment with Gamma KnifeAtlanta, GA United States — Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Elekta, a global cancer management company, will host an educational event on cancer survivorship on September 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Elekta’s North American headquarters in Atlanta. “Elekta’s Ultimate Ride to Survivorship” will feature Professional BMX athlete, Josh Perry, who will recount his 2012 treatment of a brain tumor with Leksell Gamma Knife®, Elekta’s radiosurgery system for treating brain disorders.
An estimated 48,070 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Georgia in 2015 and there are more than 350,000 survivors living in the state,” notes Bill Yaeger, Executive Vice President, Elekta North America. “Each year, thousands of patients and survivors search for credible information on the internet to help them make informed decisions for themselves or their loved ones. Because cancer care is very complex and there are so many treatment alternatives, Elekta considers the education of the public on cancer a vital mission. The ‘Ultimate Ride’ event is designed to increase awareness of the disease and its treatment and to honor cancer survivors.
I was thankfully given a second chance at life,” Josh says. “With that chance, I wanted to live the life I dreamed of while helping others to do the same and to become as healthy as possible. I also wanted to show others I'm no different than them – in the sense that we all possess the power to overcome adversity in our lives. I am living proof that anyone can achieve their goals when they put their minds to it, nourish their body, and think positively.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website: www.elekta.com Twitter: @Elekta.
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