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Lori Gardner, Senior Director
Communications & Marketing
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ACCC News Release

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2005

Robert B. Demske to Lead Association of Community Cancer Centers Development Department

Brings Industry and Foundation Knowledge, Consulting Expertise to Help Set ACCC’s New Directions in Fundraising

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is pleased to announce that Robert B. Demske, JD, has joined the staff as the new Director of Development. Mr. Demske will oversee the Association’s growing marketing and business development efforts and seek to implement a new national fundraising strategy.

Mr. Demske has extensive experience in fundraising for non-profit associations, including the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and the National Jewish Coalition.

Most recently, he acted as consultant to a number of health-care and public interest law non-profit associations in the Washington, D.C., area, where he was responsible for financial resource development, marketing strategy, and capital campaign development. His capital campaigns have involved such well-known foundations as the The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, The Dell Foundation, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

"Working as director of development for the Association of Community Cancer Centers is a wonderful opportunity to help promote the advocacy efforts and educational programs that ACCC brings to its members," said Mr. Demske.

"We are thrilled to have Rob join our team at such an exciting time. He will help us better communicate our vision and mission to both industry and to foundations," said Christian G. Downs, MHA, JD, ACCC’s Executive Director. "Rob's extensive background affords ACCC the opportunity to benefit from his expertise in fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning."

Mr. Demske received his Juris Doctor from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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