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May Bakken

May 23, 2010

Co-Founder and Executive Director,Asian American Cancer Support Network
Product Manager, BMC Software, Inc., San Jose

In 2002, May co-founded the Asian American Cancer Support Network, a community resource to support Asian Americans affected by cancer.  Today, AACSN programs are available to anyone, regardless of ethnicity.  Since 2003, May has organized “Hatwalk,” a fundraiser celebrating hats and the comfort they bring to people living with cancer.  The organization has also developed workshops and support networks, and introduced Care Basket ‘starter kits’ for patients newly diagnosed with cancer.  On top of her fulltime job in the tech industry and raising a family, May also serves on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Health Partnership.