Power Over Breast Cancer
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A Gathering for Women and the Family Members Who Love Them

About: The UF Health Cancer Center’s Community-Partnered Cancer Disparities Research Collaborative (CDRC) and its partners host a gathering focused on breast cancer for women and the family members who love them.

When: Saturday, Oct. 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Springhill Baptist Church | 120 SE Williston Road, Gainesville, FL 32641

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  • Identify the most effective treatments for breast cancer and ways to prevent late-stage diagnosis
  • Share ways to cope with the emotional, physical and other changes that come with breast cancer
  • Learn ways that family members can support their loved cancer survivor
  • Identify ways to support the family members of women with breast cancer
  • Provide the opportunity to learn about and sign up to participate in meaningful cancer prevention and intervention research
  • Answer participants’ public and private questions about breast cancer

Gathering Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Carolyn Tucker, UF Health Cancer Center
  • Dr. Dejana Braithwaite, UF Health Cancer Center
  • Pastor Dr. Marie Herring, Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church
  • Dr. Lakeshia Cousin, UF Health Cancer Center
  • Pastor Kevin Thorpe, Faith Missionary Baptist Church
  • Dr. Robert Houlihan, UF Health Cancer Center
  • Pastor Kenyarda Feathers, Williams Temple Church of God in Christ
  • Ms. Kirsten Klein, Psychology Department
  • Pastor Pearlie Shelton, Upper Room of God in Christ
  • Dr. Luisel Ricks-Santi, UF Health Cancer Center

Cancer Research & Intervention Advocates

  • Ms. Lois Harrison
  • Ms. Gwendolyn Saffo

CDRC Churches

  • Springhill Baptist Church (Host Church), Pastor Adrian Taylor
  • Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Marie Herring
  • Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Kevin Thorpe
  • Greater Bethel AME Church, Pastor Ron Rawls
  • Showers of Blessings, Pastor Willie L. King Jr.
  • Passage Family Church, Pastor Dr. George B. Dix Jr.
  • Upper Room Church of God in Christ, Pastor Pearlie Shelton & Pastor Karl Anderson
  • Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, Pastor Kenyarda Feathers
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