Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Foundaiton for Women's Cancer 2015 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
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The Kravis Center
Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About This Event
The Foundation for Women's Cancer is pleased to offer this Free course for all cancer survivors, family members, friends and others who are interested in hearing from the leading U.S. experts in ovarian cancer research. These experts will share new information about ovarian cancer, and time for questions and answers will be provided.

Course Schedule
Saturday, February 28, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Course
Lunch will be provided.

Parking Information
The Kravis Center has a complimentary parking garage adjacent to the Center. Entrances are located on Iris Street and Tamarind Avenue.

Hotel Accommodations
If you require hotel accommodations to attend the Survivors Course in West Palm Beach, the following hotels are nearby. Please note that there is not a room block offered at any of these hotels.

West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard

Hyatt Place West Palm Beach
295 Lakeview Avenue

Gainesville Active Streets Event - Feb. 22, 2015

Food, Fun, Family-Friendly Activities and More.

11am- 3 pm

University Ave from W. 6th St. to NE Blvd.

For more info, visit

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RSVP for Cancer Alliance Feb. 18 Meeting

Open Forum:
"Cancer Health News 2015"

Weds. February 18
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

What's New?
• New Doc/Staff
• New Meds
• New Indications
• New Services - Translation Challenges/Crowd Sourcing
•HPV Education 2015
•New Technology
•Hispanic Task Force Spring 2015

Lunch is served!

RSVP 352-812-4378

Marion County Sheriff's Department
Emergency Operations Center
Women's Bunk Room
692 NW 30th avenue
Ocala, FL

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Webinar: "Fear of Recurrence"

On Thursday January 29 from noon to 1 p.m., Living Beyond Breast Cancer will host a free webinar, "Fear of Recurrence." Allison Nilsen, LCSW of the Women's Cancer Program of CancerCare, will help women understand their fears of breast cancer recurrence and learn how to manage them.  

CEUs are available for licensed social workers.

Register at or by calling 855-807-6386.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Food for Thought Series

January 30 11:30AM
February 20 11:30AM 


The UF/IFAS Extension Hamilton County Office and Hamilton County Department of Health are inviting individuals to attend a soup and salad luncheon at UF/IFAS Extension on Friday January 30, 2015 at 11:30AM . We will have guest speaker, Ms. Rita J. Cianfrocco, Regional Coordinator, FBCCEDP, FDOH-Putnam County, discussing cervical cancer awareness month. We will also be discussing progress of community walking groups and other new activities that will be going on in the community and open to all residents. 

Anyone with an interest in the community, health in general or your personal health, and even curious about what all of this is about is invited to attend this luncheon. Please RSVP at (386)792-1276, UF/IFAS Extension Hamilton County. If you have any questions please contact, Heather Janney or Johnny Bullard

Community Walk
February 5 at 4:00PM 

Meet at the Hamilton Department of Health. Anyone is invited to come and walk and socialize and have others to get physically active with for the afternoon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NCI Cyber-Seminar: Prevalence and Policy: An Update on Electronic Cigarettes and Cancer Control

Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report formally established the severe health risks of smoking, the U.S. has made considerable progress on tobacco control. The emergence of novel tobacco products such as electronic-cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”), however, presents new challenges to public health and cancer control practitioners.
As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, controversy has arisen over categorizing and regulating this new product. Our January 2015 cyber-seminar will give participants a broader understanding of public health concerns around e-cigarette use. It will also identify areas in which e-cigarettes could be regulated at the state and local level, discuss typical gaps in current laws and analyze various approaches to effectively close such gaps.
This session will help participants be more aware of some of the key resources available in developing and implementing e-cigarettes legislation and to identify at least 2-3 strategies to share with their own communities and state partners.
Learning Objectives
At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe various patterns of electronic cigarette use and assess correlates related to electronic cigarette use
  • Demonstrate how and why existing local and state tobacco control laws often fail to regulate e-cigarettes effectively. 
  • Discuss the potential implications of federal regulation of e-cigarettes on state and local policies and identify likely gaps in such regulation. 
  • Analyze different approaches for effectively regulating e-cigarettes to achieve policy goals at the state and local levels.
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FBCF Education and Advocacy Day 2015

February 28, 2015


The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation invites you to Education and Advocacy Day, a one-day breast cancer conference, to be held in Miami Beach on February 28, 2015. 

This free and open-to-all breast cancer symposium only comes once a year, and will feature educational sessions by top local breast cancer experts and advocates discussing the most current findings in the field of breast cancer research and related topics. 

Learn about exciting, new discoveries in the prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer while gaining insightful knowledge on how to have a healthful and thriving survivorship. 

Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit informational community resource display tables and enjoy a complimentary lunch. The event is FREE, but please
RSVP as seating is limited.   

Join us for an informative day filled with education, support, and much, much more! 

Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
16701 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

February 28, 2015

For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Local Food Week in North Central Florida

Please see the website of the Forage Farm showing events now scheduled for Local Food Week (Feb. 14- Feb. 21, from a Saturday to the next Saturday).