UF Health Community Seminar

Men’s Health − The Owner’s Manual

About: UF Health is hosting three free community seminars focused on men’s health. The schedule is as follows:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch and Seminar | Taking the Mystery out of Prostate Cancer
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Lunch and Seminar | Looking for Relief from an Enlarged Prostate?
3:30 – 4 p.m. | Putting Erectile Dysfunction to Bed

Registration is required and seating is limited.
When: Friday, Sept. 13 | 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center | 1714 SW 34th St.| Gainesville, FL 32607

Wilmot Gardens

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Where: Wilmot Gardens Greenhouse
When: Every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
Details: Wilmot Gardens is a free, indoor therapeutic gardening program for cancer patients and others. It is a most worthwhile activity for the mind and spirit, and no experience is necessary! Caregivers are welcome. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the greenhouse that you can park in for free during the lessons. For more information, please contact Leah at 352-294-5003.

Making Strides Fundraising Kick-Off

Don’t be scared! On Friday the 13th, you can support teams from UF Health as they raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Teams will have a number of fun and creative items for sale, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated towards assisting breast cancer patients and research in our community. UF Health teams raised more than $19,000 in 2018, let’s see if we can top that this year!


Who: UF Health Making Strides Against Breast Cancer teams
What: Kicking off their fundraising efforts
When: Friday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: UF Health Shands Hospital atrium
Why: Support local breast cancer patients and research

Want to join in the fun? It’s not too late! The Gainesville walk will be held Oct. 26 at Celebration Point. You can sign up to have a team by visiting Be sure to put UF Health in your team name so we can support your efforts with complimentary UF Health shirts, and messaging to your team. Send an email to Jessica Barton,, for more information.

Bárbara Padilla Concert

About: The Climb for Cancer Foundation is hosting a concert starring Bárbara Padilla on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. All proceeds from this concert will benefit UF Health pediatric oncology programs.

Fueled by the battle against cancer, Bárbara will be performing her favorites from her hit album, “Bárbara Padilla.”

When: Sunday, Sept. 29 | 4 p.m.
Where: Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall
More Info: Please call 352-333-9663

Tickets are also available by calling 352-395-4181.

Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

About: Join us in the fight against breast cancer when you support the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. Thanks to your passion, we’re able to make a huge impact on the mission to end breast cancer. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 26.

Cancer Connections

What’s So Precise About Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing?

Lisa Brown, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and founder of the UF Health Cancer Center’s Hereditary Cancer Program, since 2001.

She and her two genetic counseling assistants are the only providers of genetic testing and genetic counseling services for hereditary cancer in the greater Gainesville area, and they see over 600 patients a year. She received her Master of Science in Genetics and Human Genetics from Howard University, an American Board of Genetic Counseling accredited genetic counseling program.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Understand what hereditary cancer genetic testing is and how it is different from other types of genetic testing
  • Learn what the availability of genetic testing is and who should get hereditary cancer genetic testing
  • Understand how hereditary cancer genetic test results improve health outcomes

Where: HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL
When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Parking: HealthStreet offers free parking onsite. Free shuttle service is available from select Free shuttle service to HealthStreet is available from the UF Davis Cancer Pavilion, UF Cancer Hospital, VA and Hope Lodge. Contact HealthStreet at least 48 hours in advance at (352)294-4882.
Watch Online: If you cannot attend in person, you may register HERE to join the meeting live via Zoom.