Stomach Cancer Patient Empowerment Summit - Nov. 10-12, 2023

The 2023 Inaugural Patient Empowerment Summit: Building Your Support Community is not just an event; it’s an opportunity for us to come together as a community of patients, caregivers, and advocates in our shared journey.

Through education and awareness, advocacy, linkages to top-notch resources, and an inclusive community. A gastric cancer diagnosis is terrifying and the stress, physical pain, and unknowns are tremendous emotional burdens. 

Therefore, our vision is for this to become the go-to retreat for all those impacted by a stomach cancer diagnosis to build navigational tools, support, community, and empowerment. We hope this becomes an annual signature event for those facing stomach cancer.

2023 Stomach Cancer Patient Empowerment Summit

Event Details:

Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina
300 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

  • Friday, November 10, 2023, 5 pm -10:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023, 8 am -10 pm
  • Sunday, November 12, 2023, 8 am -2 pm

What To Expect At The Empowerment Summit

The summit promises to be an enlightening and inspiring experience. You can look forward to:

  • Informative Sessions: Gain insights from inspirational speakers and key experts in the field, with presentations covering a range of topics related to stomach cancer care, treatment, and support. Workshops will address many of the issues patients, survivors, and caregivers face in everyday life, such as managing mental health financial toxicity, nutrition and more.
  • Community Connections and Peer to Peer Workshops: Connect with fellow patients, caregivers, and advocates who share your journey. You’ll find a supportive network of individuals who truly understand your experiences.
  • Empowering Stories: Hear personal stories of strength and resilience that will uplift and motivate you on your own path.
  • Resources: Access valuable resources, educational materials, and information to help you navigate your stomach cancer journey with confidence.

Your Role At The Patient Empowerment Summit

Your presence is a valuable addition to our community. We encourage you to actively engage in the sessions, ask questions, and share your experiences if you feel comfortable doing so. Your insights can be a source of inspiration and support for others.

Together, we are stronger, and together, we can turn hope into healing. This summit is a reflection of our commitment to empowering individuals facing stomach cancer with knowledge, support, and hope.

There is no charge to attend this weekend’s summit. However, attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations. We have a hotel block and we are offering the Healing Journey Challenge to help subsidize these costs available until Oct 10, 2023.

Note: The Inaugural Patient Empowerment Summit is an in-person conference that is interactive. Some sessions will be recorded, edited, and released at a later day for on-demand viewing.  Additionally, we will be offering a Livestream for a portion of our conference on 11/11/2023 in the afternoon for those unable to travel. The agenda and details will be released on a different date.

Register Here

Book Your Hotel Here

Discounted blocked hotel reservation options are as follows until 10.10.2023:


  • Online link:  Hope for Stomach Cancer 
  • Enter Arrival Date, Departure Date, # of Adult, # of Children
  • Click Check Availability

Your room block  Hope for Stomach Cancer appears and from there your guests can proceed to make their reservation



  • Overnight discount Self-parking rate is $24 per night
  • Overnight Valet parking rate is $36 per night


Individual reservations must be canceled up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge.

Optional - Fundraise For Financial Aid Here

Join the Healing Journey Challenge!: Create your own fundraising page to help with your Hotel and/or Transportation costs to the 3-Day Patient Empowerment Summit! Peer-to-peer fundraising offers a unique opportunity for individuals to rally their communities for a collective cause. By joining the Healing Journey Challenge, you’re not merely fundraising; you’re forging a community of warriors, champions, and supporters, all striving to ensure that stomach cancer patients have the necessary resources for their treatments.

Please note: The 3-Day Patient Empowerment Summit is free (yes, including meals) to all those facing stomach cancer except travel and lodging. This Challenge will help with your expenses.

Challenge Incentives:

  • Raise $600 by Oct 10: You will be eligible for one hotel room for 2-nights. **Double Occupancy Okay**
  • Raise $1000 by Oct 10: You will be eligible for round-trip US transportation for one person and one hotel room for two nights for the 2023 Patient Empowerment Summit in Los Angeles—a unique three-day summit that educates, empowers, and creates a community of support for people affected by stomach cancer. 
  • Raise $1500 by Oct 10: You’ll be eligible to bring a family member/caregiver to the summit with you ( round-trip US travel for two plus a shared hotel room for 2 nights ).

Hope for Stomach Cancer will use any funds raised in excess of the amount needed to secure your place at the Patient Empowerment Summit or if you do not meet your goal to continue to fund our mission.

Our Mission: Hope for Stomach Cancer stands as a beacon of hope, providing critical educational resources and unwavering support to both patients and caregivers confronting the challenges of stomach cancer. Our mission is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about championing the spirit of those embarking on this journey and ensuring they never walk alone.

How the Challenge Works:

1. Embark on Your Healing Journey: Set up a personalized fundraising page, sharing your connection to the cause and why supporting stomach cancer patients is crucial to you.

2. Rally Your Troops: Share your fundraising journey with friends, family, and colleagues. Let them join you in making a difference.

3. Celebrate Every Milestone: As donations pour in, celebrate the difference you’re making, one step at a time.

You Have the Power to Transform Lives: Each dollar raised, every story shared, contributes to a world where no stomach cancer patient has to share this journey alone. By participating in the Healing Journey Challenge, you’re not just raising funds – you’re uplifting spirits, fostering hope, and championing a brighter future for countless individuals.

Ready to Take the Challenge? Join us in turning hope into action. Begin your Healing Journey today and be the change you wish to see in the world of stomach cancer care. There are three ways to create a fundraiser.

1) Create a Facebook Fundraiser to benefit Hope for Stomach Cancer HERE

2) Create an Instagram Fundraiser to benefit Hope for Stomach Cancer.

3) Email [email protected] to get your fundraiser set up today.

Please send an email to Divine at Divi[email protected] for details and instructions or as an FYI. Thanks!

FAQs for the Patient Empowerment Summit

Q: What is the primary objective of the Stomach Cancer Patient Empowerment Summit?

A: The summit aims to provide patients and caregivers a platform where they can find solace, education, and awareness about stomach cancer, as well as connect with top-notch resources and a supportive community. With the theme “Building Your Community” for 2023, we hope to emphasize the importance of collective strength and support for those affected by a stomach cancer diagnosis.


Q: Where and when will the summit be held?

A: The summit will start on November 10 at 5 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. on November 12.

Also, the summit will be hosted at the Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina, located at 300 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  This is approximately 7 miles from LAX.


Q: How can I register for the summit?

A: Scroll up and select your registration method from the three optional buttons.  


Q: I am a healthcare professional interested in the latest trends in stomach cancer care. Is this summit suitable for me?

A: Absolutely! While our primary focus is on patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals will also gain insights into patient experiences, needs, and the tools and resources they find most beneficial. It’s an excellent opportunity for professionals to understand the patient’s perspective better. We have a separate sign-up page.


Q: Are there any fees for attending the summit?

A: No, the summit is free. All sessions, workshops, and receptions are free. However, transportation and lodging are not covered. We are committed to making this event accessible, and we have provided the Healing Journey Challenge to help cover additional travel and lodging costs.


Q: Will there be any financial assistance or discounts for patients and caregivers who wish to attend?

A: We understand the financial challenges that can come with a cancer diagnosis. We have set up the Healing Journey Challenge.


Q: What can attendees expect from the summit?

A: Attendees can expect a diverse range of sessions and activities, including informative presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities for networking and sharing experiences. The summit aims to provide valuable insights, foster connections, and inspire attendees in their stomach cancer journey.


Q: Will there be opportunities for networking during the summit?

A: Yes, the theme “Building Your Community” underscores the importance of networking and building connections. There will be specific sessions and activities designed to foster interactions among attendees.


Q: I’m a stomach cancer survivor and want to share my journey. Will there be an opportunity for this during the summit?

A: We cherish and value personal stories of resilience and hope. There will be dedicated sessions where survivors and patients can share their experiences. Please get in touch with [email protected]  to discuss how you can participate.


Q: How can I become a speaker or presenter at the summit?

A: If you are interested in becoming a speaker or presenter at the summit, please reach out to [email protected]. We welcome individuals with valuable insights and experiences to contribute to our program.


Q: Will the sessions be recorded for future viewing?

A11: Yes, selected sessions will be recorded and made available for attendees post-summit. This ensures that even if you miss a session, you’ll be able to catch up later. There will be a live stream competent for November 11, 2023, from 1 pm to 4 pm PST. Agenda to follow.


Q: What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place during the summit?

A: We prioritize the safety and well-being of our attendees. All COVID-19 safety protocols recommended by health authorities at the time of the summit will be strictly implemented. This may include measures like social distancing, mandatory masks, and regular sanitization. We will follow Los Angeles Country Guidelines.


Q: How can I stay updated about the summit’s latest announcements?

A: We recommend subscribing to our newsletter or regularly checking our official website. Additionally, you can follow our social media channels for real-time updates and announcements.


If you have any additional questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team through the contact details provided on the summit website. We look forward to welcoming you to this empowering event.