Danielle Hicks, Chief Patient Officer at the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer shares her personal story of becoming a caregiver for her mother when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Through her own experience, and in connecting with patients and caregivers directly every day, Danielle knows the importance of providing the patient community with tangible resources and stories of inspiration, particularly now amidst the pandemic. She talks about why GO2 Foundation is collaborating with Merck on the patient program “Worth the Fight: Taking on Lung Cancer” which empowers lung cancer caregivers and survivors to take an active role in their cancer care.
Danielle Hicks, Chief Patient Officer at GO2 has been working in lung cancer non-profits for the past 11 years. She is responsible for all aspects of patient programming, services, engagement and empowerment, along with strategic insight and planning around lung cancer awareness and education. Through personal history with lung cancer, she has hands-on experience as a caregiver as it relates to lung cancer the disease, treatments, the emotional and physical experience, and the experience of survivorship. She has developed multiple patient education programs and publications that have reached into 143 countries around the world. In her role, she directly touches patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses and industry professionals. Danielle participates in lung cancer scientific meetings, has sat on multiple advisory boards, and is a sought-after speaker in the lung cancer community.