Cancer Connections

About: Join us on Sept. 23 as patient-advocate and Executive Director of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Sue Friedman, DVM, presents on why the medical community, advocacy groups and researchers should adopt consistent and plain language terms for patient communications about cancer. Dr. Friedman will also provide results of a collective effort to reach consensus on terms used by stakeholders to describe tests used for precision medicine in cancer. 

When: Sept. 23
Where: Online via Zoom
Contact: Jodian Blake

Panera Goes Pink

About: Doing good never tasted so great! On Friday, Oct. 2, 100% of the proceeds of every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in Panera’s Gainesville and Ocala cafes will benefit women’s cancer research at the UF Health Cancer Center. Flavored with select ingredients including cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla, and brown sugar, the Cherry Vanilla Bagel is a seasonal staple made especially for the month of October.
In an effort to build awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research, Panera offers the opportunity to pre-order Pink Ribbon Bagels. This option allows Panera to fulfill the demand for Pink Ribbon Bagels while maximizing the amount raised UF Health Cancer Center breast cancer research. 
When: Oct. 2, 2020
Pre-Order: Online

27th Annual Charity Golf Classic

About: Stop Children’s Cancer invite you to enjoy a day of golf at the 27th Annual Charity Golf Classic hosted at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club.

Golfers can participate in the morning or afternoon session with two formats to choose from, joining as a previously formed foresome or as an individual to be placed on a team.

When: Oct. 16, 2020
Register: Call 352-377-2622 or register Online

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer                           

About: Get out your real walking shoes for a virtual 5K to support breast cancer awareness. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 at a location of your choice.

Last year 38 teams comprised of 550 UF Health employees participated, donating 350 hours of service and raising a record $28,700 for the event. When added to sponsorship dollars from UF Health and money raised by Real Men Wear Pink – UF Health supported the American Cancer Society with more than $40,000.

Dollars raised enable the ACS to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by the disease; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event or to join a UF Health team, visit and search for UF Health.

When: October 31, 2020

Rick Croton Memorial Golf Tournament for Prostate Cancer Research

About: The 3rd annual Rick Croton Memorial Golf Tournament for Prostate Cancer Research will be held on October 11, 2020, at the Country Club of Ocala. Proceeds will benefit the UF Health Cancer Center. The tournament is a Scramble format.

When: Oct. 11, 2020 | 7 a.m. Registration, 8 a.m. Shotgun Start
Where: Country Club of Ocala | 6823 SE 12th Circle, Ocala, Florida 34480
Entry: $100 Single – Sign up at Country Club of Ocala
Contact: | 352-895-9885

Wilmot Botanical Gardens

About: Wilmot Botanical Gardens is a free, five-acre garden with accessible walkways and plenty of benches for relaxing. In addition, there is a therapeutic horticulture program housed in a greenhouse in the gardens. The program is available to those affected by cancer. 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 sessions. Call or email Leah Diehl for more information: or 352-294-5003.

Where: Wilmot Botanical Gardens Greenhouse
When: Call/email for current schedule