Joel Walker, an adult with FA, sadly passed away from complications of head and neck cancer in November 2016, at the age of 33. In honor of their son, Joel’s parents, Nigel and Ann Walker, created the Joel Walker Scientific Meeting Series. A generous bequest from Joel’s estate and on-going support from the Walker family make this important series of scientific meetings possible.
“We are extremely grateful for the gift left by Joel and thrilled to honor his memory with this effort,” said Mark Quinlan, FARF Executive Director. This series will support focused scientific meetings on a variety of topics, beginning with head and neck cancer prevention and treatment in FA. The first meeting is planned to take place in 2018.