Leading-edge treatment for lymphoma and blood cancers: UF Health Wellness University Seminar

About: The UF Health Cellular Immunotherapy Program offers a variety of cellular immunotherapy products for the treatment of lymphoma, including CAR-T cell therapy, one of the most advanced and effective cancer treatments available. It uses a revolutionary new approach that harnesses the power of a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. Learn more about CAR-T cell and other cellular immunotherapies at this seminar with Erin Dean, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology in the UF College of Medicine. At UF Health, we are committed to providing personalized, comprehensive care.

When: Friday, June 9 | 1-2 p.m.

Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center

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Nutrition and Cancer: Fueling Your Fight: UF Health Wellness University Seminar

About: Join us for an informative seminar presented by Anamaria Yeung, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology in the UF College of Medicine, on the crucial link between nutrition and cancer prevention, treatment and overall wellness. Hear the latest research on how certain foods and nutrients can affect cancer risk and treatment outcomes. Attendees will also gain practical tips and strategies for incorporating healthy eating habits into daily life. Whether you are a survivor or caregiver, or you are simply interested in optimizing your health, this seminar offers valuable insights and actionable advice to help you fuel your fight against cancer.

When: Wednesday, June 21 | 3-4 p.m.

Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center

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Second Annual Cancer Chomp

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About: Cancer Chomp will take place at the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex on the beautiful University of Florida campus. This event will include a 5K run/walk, food truck, Kid Zone, charitable organizations, Gator Mascots, a variety of UF Health services, mini therapy horses and more. The event is free to attend, although there is a small fee to participate in the 5k run/walk.

When: Saturday, Sept. 30 | 8-11 a.m. (5K check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.; race starts at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex | 2033 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL

Contact: 352-294-8737 |

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Climb for Cancer Foundation South America and Easter Island trek

climb for cancer

About: Want to support psychosocial needs of cancer patients at UF Health while experiencing the spectacular natural beauty of Bolivia and Chile and Easter Island? Sail on Lake Titicaca aboard a traditional reed vessel, visit the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt flats in the world, enjoy the beauty of the Atacama Desert, and discover clues to the ceremonial heritage behind the mysterious ruins of Easter Island.

When: Jan. 17-31, 2024

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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