Beverly Burns and Cari Napoles are interviewed on
KFOG’s Open Mind
about Charlotte Maxwell Complementary
Clinic. Listen here
CMCC Medical Director, Beverly Burns, wins Jefferson Award
Each week, the San Francisco Chronicle, KPIX TV, and KCBS Radio
honor a Bay Area resident with a Jefferson Award for Public
Service for making a difference in the community. We are proud
that Beverly Burns, our Medical Director and CMCC co-founder,
has been honored for her tireless work on behalf women with
cancer. CMCC was founded to ensure women who could not afford
to pay for CAM would also have access to these highly effective
treatments. Beverly is deeply committed to social justice and
gives generously of her time and money to strengthen these causes
at the local and national level. But nowhere is her passion
more evident than right here in her second home, the Charlotte
Maxwell Complementary Clinic. It was Beverly's conviction that
CMCC must expand to San Francisco that fueled our successful
campaign to open a second location. As a result, low-income
women in San Francisco now have an accessible, welcoming place
to address the duel crisis of cancer and poverty.
Beverly will tell those who wonder at her level of passion
and energy for this work, that her father, Cliff, was her role
model. Observing his long hours of work with labor unions to
provide equal pay and safer working conditions for blue collar
workers made a deep impression. As a child, she dreamed of being
a physician so that she too could help others. However, her
chance exposure to Traditional Chinese Medicine led her to a
different vision of healing and of health and well-being that
she practices to this day.
The CMCC community has long been proud of all that Beverly has done
to help those in need. The Jefferson Award is a welcome public acknowledgment
of the reason we hold her in such high esteem.
here to read the SFGate.com article.
Kelly's report on KPIX Channel 5 News.