In late May/early June, while attending the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convention in Chicago several people received their FOCM cards in 3 separate and unique ceremonies.
Susan Ruane, after years of evading the initiation proceedings finally relented and the joy on her face is quite clear. She regrets not having signed up and paid the $20 membership dues earlier. Well, actually she had to be threatened with extortion in order to get her to pay, but she did and as a paying member of FOCM, has the right to request certain pictures be deleted. That request was honored in this case, as she felt her arm looked fat in one of the photos.
Ed Moore was the second recipient and as you can see, he is in awe of finally, actually having the membership card in his hands.
Andrea Perrone, Ted Gastineau and Shawn Keen, received their cards while we were out at dinner at some fantastic restaurant in Chicago.