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Patients Paint Pumpkins Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Published: October 25th, 2011

Category: Publications and Multimedia

UF&Shands patients received an unusual treat on Oct. 12 in the form of a Pink Pumpkin Painting Party! The UF Shands Cancer Center and the Shands Arts in Medicine Program partnered to host a patient-centered Pink Pumpkin Painting Party in the Founder’s Gallery of the Health Science Center. Patients from the wards, family members and UF&Shands employees joined in the fun of decorating pumpkins to commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shands Arts in Medicine staff took the party on the road for those patients too ill to leave their rooms, hauling pink pumpkin cheer to patients in little red wagons.