As a childhood cancer survivor and scientist, Vicky is a keen advocate for improving the lives of children who have or have survived cancer. Her passion for representing this community has led to her speaking at numerous events including TED Global in Tanzania in August 2017, where her TED talk focused on the long-term side effects from treatment that cancer survivors often face.
She also runs a Facebook group 'Childhood cancer survivors unite for research' dedicated to connecting survivors, family members and medical/research professionals to discuss survivorship research.
Vicky is delighted to be involved with the newly-formed ‘Childhood Cancer Survivor Canada’ as the VP of social media strategy.
Vicky is the co-founder of a new scheme launched in April 2019 called ‘Cancer Survivor Social Media,’ which aims to promote interaction between cancer survivors and everybody involved in their care and survivorship research. We currently operate mostly through our Twitter account and use the hashtag #CSSMchat.