Events: Pink Pumpkin Fest 2013

Join us for the Third Annual Pink Pumpkin Fest at UF Health to raise breast cancer awareness and support breast cancer research right here at the University of Florida! We’ve got a full line up of exciting, all-ages activities we hope will elevate awareness of the need for breast cancer research and the importance of annual mammograms to saving lives.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Pink Pumpkin Fest at UF Health!!

Gather friends and family and join in the host of activities at the Pink Pumpkin Fest at UF Health, Saturday, Oct. 12, on the NW corner of Archer Road and Gale Lemerand Drive. Festivities start at 8 a.m. when cyclists will roll out in the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off charity ride!  Then, at 10 a.m., the festival gets into full swing with the Third Annual Pink Pumpkin Painting Party, featuring a pink castle bounce house for the kids and a special visit from the ShandsCair helicopter flight team. UF Health Breast Center and Women’s and Diagnostic Imaging faculty and staff also will be on-site to share breast health counseling.

8 a.m. Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off Charity Bicycle Ride to benefit breast cancer research

Register to ride your choice of 22, 40 or 62.5-mile routes and tour the University of Florida campus, Gainesville’s historic Southeast District, the natural beauty of local lakes and habitats, and a roll along Florida’s scenic Hawthorne Trail. Wear a pink ribbon to honor a loved one affected by breast cancer. Registration fee includes Dri-Fit shirt and lunch. Register online!

10 a.m. — Third Annual Pink Pumpkin Painting Party at UF Health!

Pick your very own pink pumpkin from our “Pink Pumpkin Patch” and decorate it to honor a loved one who’s been touched by breast cancer. Bring the kids along, too, because the Pink Pumpkin Painting Party is all-ages fun! RSVP online today to reserve your pumpkin! UF Health employees registered to walk during the Oct. 26 ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will be automatically entered to win a pink Nike® iPod nano®!! The party is FREE and takes place on the lawn of the Cancer/Genetics Research Complex on the NW corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Archer Road.