French/West/Vaughan CEO Rick French Joins Board of Directors at Teen Cancer America

by | Jul 26, 2018

Teen Cancer America (TCA), the national non-profit launched in 2012 by rock’n’roll icons Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, announced today that marketing agency CEO and film producer Rick French has joined the TCA Board of Directors.

French is Chairman & CEO of French/West/Vaughan (FWV), the award-winning integrated marketing company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. that serves as the pro bono public relations agency for TCA. French is also recognized for his involvement in music and cinema, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum in Cleveland, The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and as managing partner of feature film company Prix Productions.

“Being part of the Teen Cancer America organization has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life,” said French. “The passion that Roger, Pete and their team of board members, staff and volunteers have for making a difference in the lives of teen cancer patients is truly inspiring.”

Each year in America, more than 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) are diagnosed with cancer. Based in Los Angeles, TCA unites physicians and healthcare specialists in the fields of pediatric and adult oncology to develop age-specific programs for AYA cancer patients, and helps finance new facilities where teens and young adults undergoing treatment can be themselves and find support among each other.

“Having someone with a diverse range of accomplishments and expertise like Rick French join our board is a tremendous asset for us,” said TCA founder and Chairman Rebecca Rothstein, managing director of Merrill Lynch, Beverly Hills. “Rick has been a trusted partner and friend to TCA over the past few years and we are fortunate that he will be a part our vision for the future.”

French joins Rothstein on a board of directors that includes Howard Jaffe (Philadelphia-based attorney), Bill Curbishley (legendary manager of The Who, Led Zeppelin), Jordan Kaplan (President & CEO, Douglas Emmett, Inc.) and Jeff Ward (Chief Strategy Officer, First Citizens Bank). With the influence of Daltrey, Townshend and a growing roster of celebrity ambassadors, TCA continues to expand its development of programs and facilities at premier hospitals across the U.S. and elevate the national standard of care for teens and young adults with cancer.

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