Can a video game help cure cancer or reduce childhood obesity?

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Turning Vision into Value: Silicon Valley Innovation Institute
“First Wednesday” Innovation Society Meeting

June 4th, 2008
6:00 – 9:30 pm
This meeting is open to the public with an RSVP at

Healing Games from HopeLab: Re-Mission and RuckusNation

Guest Presenters: Richard Tate and Chris Murchison

A kid’s video game that has passed clinical trials as a treatment for cancer??
An idea challenge for treating childhood obesity, by and for kids??
Learn about these seriously fun innovations created by the researchers and developers at HopeLab.

The mission of HopeLab is to “combine rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness.”

Come join in the conversation, as Richard Tate and Chris Murchison explain more about Re-Mission — the ground-breaking video game which demonstrates how an innovative application of digital technology can have real impact on the health and well-being of young people with cancer around the world;
and RuckusNationHopeLab’s idea competition to get kids moving, which seeds new projects to address childhood obesity.

Program Schedule

6:00-6:45: Informal networking
6:45-7:15: Opening remarks and Introductions
7:15: Community dinner and Society presentation
7:45: Feature presentation
9:15: Closing


Bayshore Ballroom, Bay Cafe, Palo Alto
1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
(Embarcadero East, past Ming’s, turn left into the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; from the parking lot, walk up the breezeway and the restaurant will be on the right.)
Restaurant direct line: 650-856-0999

There will be a $30.00 charge for the meeting, presentation and dinner.
Drinks are available on a no-host basis.

Please be sure to RSVP at
Need to reach the SVII at the last minute? Call: 415-307-0645.

SVII First Wednesday — Upcoming Programs:

July 2: Chuck House, Executive Director of Stanford MediaX

August 6: Society Roundtable Discussions — with a Twist

Mark your calendars and keep watching here for announcements of future events.

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