Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dear Yoga Friends,

I am pleased to share that the second 8-Week Yoga of Awareness for Cancer Program will begin on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 and will be held in the Family Room of Shands Cancer Hospital from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

Yoga of Awareness is an evidence-based mind-body program developed at Duke University Medical Center.  As reported on CNN, Business Week and USA Today, participants experienced improved sleep, vigor and relaxation.  The program includes: Gentle Yoga, Guided Relaxation, Mindfulness Practices and Skillful Living Lessons.  It is appropriate for all members of the Cancer Community - survivors, caregivers, family members and medical staff.
For more information and to register, please contact Tammy Bernard, M.Ed., RYT at: or 352-219-8012.  Enrollment is limited and requires a brief phone consultation.  Please feel free to share this email and the attached flier with anyone who may be interested in attending.

All the very best,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Not As I Pictured

Visit for information on and to obtain a copy (free for personal use) of John Kaplan's inspiring documentary. 

The documentary holds relevance for any cancer patient fighting the fight as well as for survivors of the war. Not As I Pictured is an autobiographical 54-minute film following Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John Kaplan’s unexpected cancer journey. Free national distribution began in January 2011; the film will air on PBS stations nationwide beginning September 2011.

An educational guide from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in booklet form, accompanies the film to help viewers and support groups use the project to continue their own focus on a positive attitude toward diagnosis, treatment, and the joy of recovery.

Although the topic is serious, Not As I Pictured is upbeat, very positive, and ends with John’s remission and return to health.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cancer Connections

Cancer Connections will meet on Wednesday August 24th at noon, Hope Lodge, to hear Michelle Bishop's presentation on caring for the emotional health of cancer patients.

Please RSVP Barbara at by next Monday the 22nd if you want to be counted in for lunch, and as always, please feel free to forward this to anyone whom you think might be interested in attending.  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 2011 Annual Mens Health and Manpower Expo

Free Food, Gifts, Job Information, Educational Workshops and Health Screenings
Special Session: Learn How to Become a Prostate Cancer Educator and Advocate. Call (352) 294-5340 to register for this UFPDC Retool Training Program.

Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 am to 1:00 pm.
Greater Bethel Ame Church
701 Southeast 43rd Street
Gainesville, Florida
Registration and Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.

For transportation call: (352) 294-5340 
For more information, call (352) 294-5340  or visit 

Update for Stephen Foster Neighborhood/Kopper Hazardous Waste Site

Alachua CHD and Florida DOH to hold open house to answer questions about all recent published health reports and to collect health concerns.

Please come to an Open House on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Alachua County Health Department Auditorium, 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville. Stop by anytime at your convenience between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. Come to learn more about our review of soil and sediment test results, cancer data and other site-related information. Please share your health concerns for us to consider in a future report.