Friday, February 26, 2016

Fast Food Savvy

Moving at a fast pace and all you have time for is the drive thru?

Join our special guest dietician, Jamila Adams, from the UF Extension of Orange County to learn how to make quicker choices that will be better for your body!


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health

4th Floor Classrooms LP 1 & 2

To RSVP, call 321.841.5056

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Be a part of promoting health in our community! Join HealthStreet tomorrow for our 352Creates event!

Join HealthStreet in 352Creates, a community-wide initiative to promote health and community engagement in Alachua County on February 26, 2016. HealthStreet is a proud event site and offering plenty of fun art-making opportunities for families in the community.

Friday, February 26, 2016

3 to 5 pm

UF HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Rd.

Gainesville, FL

For more information, please call 352-294-4880

"Teal" Thursdays Free Education Series

FREE Educational Seminars

Join us Thursday March 24th in the Gynecologic Cancer Center for a discussion

with one of our oncology experts.

Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.

These events are open to our community and team members!

“Acupressure for the Oncology Patient”

Presented by: Kimberly Morrison ARNP, AOCN, AP

UF Health Cancer Center Orlando Health

Thursday, March 24, 2016

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

105 W. Miller Street

Orlando, FL 32806

For more information or to register contact, 321.841.8393 option 2 or email

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

INVITE: Someone You Love - The HPV Epidemic - FREE Event @ Valencia CC West 03.31.16

Please join the Cancer Support Community – Orlando Health for the screening of an award winning documentary to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer. 

Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this film provides views an in-depth look into the lives of 5 women who have been affected by cervical cancer. 

A panel discussion will follow the screening to answer audience questions.


“Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic” is Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 1 – 4 PM at Valencia College West Campus, 1800 S Kirkman Road, Building 3, Room 116, Orlando, FL 32811. 

Please RSVP your attendance by March 29, 2016 to


This FREE event is being provided through the collaboration between Cancer Support Community – Orlando Health, UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando and the American Cancer Society.  

For more information about HPV and Cancer visit the American Cancer Society website:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cancer Educational Series

All medical professionals and patients are welcome to dine and partake in these exciting and empowering exchanges. This series is a platform to inform providers of the services available for their patients while bringing knowledge to our cancer-fighting community. There will be an opportunity to mingle as both patients and professionals beat the odds together. Join us and be one for the cause of kicking cancer and staying healthy!


This series is brought to you by Cancer Alliance of Marion County, a HUGs program.



Thank you to our 2016 Signature Sponsor: Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute




Mar. 9


Where to Turn: Financial help, emotional

support, community resources and information

Jolene Hetsler, RN, Ocala Health Cancer Patient Navigator

Amy K. Roberts, LCSW, RBOI Social Worker and Counselor




June 8



Medical Insight: Managing side effects, cancer, nutrition, and quality of life

Renee Genther, ARNP, Florida Cancer Affiliates Nurse Practitioner

Amy Freeman, RDN, LDN, CDE, Ocala Health Dietitian

Julie Arcaro, ARNP, RBOI Nurse Practitioner



Sept. 7



Coping throughout the years: Survivorship from

diagnosis to living to the fullest while managing cancer

Renee Genther, ARNP, Florida Cancer Affiliates Nurse Practitioner

Donna Shaffer, BS, RHIT, Hospice of Marion County Transitions Program




Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 352-401-1534 or 352-732-0277.

West Marion Medical Plaza

4600 SW 46th Court, Suite 240, Ocala, FL 34474

One mile west of I-75, turn right next to Rasmussen College and then

take a left into the medical plaza parking area


 This series is brought to you by Cancer Alliance of Marion County, a HUGs program.


 Thank you to our 2016 Signature Sponsor: Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cancer Connections on Feb. 24th!

Mark your calendars to join us at HealthStreet on Wednesday, February 24th, at NOON, for a presentation by Dr. Charles Perkins, radiation oncologist at NFRMC.

Dr. Perkins will speak about the genetics of breast cancer.


PLEASE NOTE!!!  Your RSVP is needed by Monday February 22nd to include you in the lunch count ($4 donation requested).  A healthful side dish to be shared is welcome in lieu of the donation!  If you are unable to RSVP by Monday, we ask that you bring you own lunch so that there will be plenty for those who RSVPd.


Please plan to arrive by 11:50 to help yourself to lunch and find a seat.

The presentation will start promptly at 12:10.


directions to HealthStreet (2401 "old" Archer road)


Call Erick at HealthStreet at 294-4871 no later than Tuesday February 23rd, if you would like the take the free shuttle to and from the meeting.

The shuttle picks up at the WEST end of Davis Cancer Center, in front of radiation oncology, and at the V.A., and at the UF Health cancer hospital.  The shuttle vehicle is a white van labeled HealthStreet.


Be sure to ask Erick for clarification on the time and exact location of where you will be picked up.  The shuttle also picks up at the ACS building and at the UF cancer hospital, upon request.



I am very pleased to say that the success of the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off fundraising cycling event held last October allowed the non-profit Power of 2

to present Dr. Jon Licht and the U.F. cancer center with a check for

$20,000 in December.  These funds will go to the researchers, to help find more effective treatments for triple negative breast cancer.  This year's event will be on October 1st, and we are always looking for committed volunteers and sponsors.


Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in joining us, but we need RSVPs by Monday February 22nd, to include those attending in the lunch count ($4 donation requested). 


2016 schedule of meetings

March 23

April 27  

May 25

June 22

July 27

Aug. 24

Sept. 21

Oct. 19

Nov.  date not set

Dec. 14


Hope to see you on the 24th for a great presentation!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Webinar Info: CancerCare Free ConnectEd Workshops

Dear Facilitators and Co-Facilitators, 

CancerCare is once again hosting the following FREE ConnectEd Workshop that may be of interest to you, and your SPOHNC Chapter attendees. Please feel free to share.  

Progress in the Treatment of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer will be presented on Wednesday, March 9th from 1:30 to 2:30PM EST. Some of the topics to be discussed are Overview of Head and Neck Cancer, Key Questions in Making Treatment Decisions and The Role of Clinical Trials. 

To register, please go to, or call 1-800-813-4673. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CancerCare directly at 1-800-813-4673. 

Thank you for all that you do for those who are affected by oral, head and neck cancer.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Save the Date - Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic Documentary - February 17, 2016

The Florida Department of Health in Clay County (DOH-Clay) has partnered with St. Vincent’s Clay to further improve the HPV vaccination rates for Clay County by hosting the screening of the documentary “Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic” on February 17, 2016 . Please share with anyone who is a parent of children and young adults ages 9 through 26. The HPV vaccine can prevent your kids from ever getting cervical cancer and other HPV related cancers in males and females.


DOH-Clay provides services for a population of around 195,000 residents of which 49,839 are between the ages of 11 through 26 years of age. In Clay County, from the 11 through 26 year old population, only 4,717 (9.46%) have completed the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series, 5,055 (10.14%) have started the series and 40,067 (80.39%) have not started at all. The completion rate for Clay County is well below the 11.22% at State level.


Space is limited so please call (904) 308-4057 to RSVP.

Webinar: 2016 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook release

Registration is open for an NCCRT 80% by 2018 webinar that releases our updated 2016 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook, including our new Companion Guide with tested messages and materials in Spanish.   The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 9th starting at 12:00pm EST.  Presentations will end by 1:00pm EST, but speakers will stay on to answer questions.  You must be pre-registered to join the webinar, and the number of attendees is limited:     


Description of Event:


This webinar will:

•            Walk you through updates to the 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook, a resource that is designed to help you educate key unscreened audiences.

•            Introduce you to the new Hispanic/Latinos and Colorectal Cancer: Communications Guidebook Companion Guide, which features new tested messages and materials in Spanish.

•            Review perceptions of and barriers to colorectal screening among Hispanics/Latinos.


We will also feature short demonstrations on how to use the new American Cancer Society Statistics Center to generate state-specific data and Washington University’s MIYO (Make It Your Own) to create customized educational materials using our test messages.  Presentations will end at 1:00pm EST with Q&A until 1:30pm EST.




Ricardo A. López

President, Hispanic Research, Inc.


Rebecca Siegel, MPH

Strategic Director, Surveillance Information Services, American Cancer Society, Inc.


Balaji Golla

Database Developer, MIYO


Charlene Caburnay

Co-Director, Health Communication Research Laboratory, MIYO


Anjelica “Anjee” Davis, MPPA

President, Fight Colorectal Cancer


David Greenwald, MD

Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy,

American College of Gastroenterology


Mary Doroshenk, MA

Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable




The webinar is open to CDC grantees, NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, and ACS Health Systems staff.


Registration information:

Please reserve your webinar seats now:    


You must be pre-registered to join the Webinar.


Save the Dates!


Please hold the follow dates for upcoming webinars and events:


Tuesday, March 8th, 2015 at 2:00pm EST – Annual 80% by 2018 Webcast – Registration not yet open


Many thanks, and we hope you will be able to join!  If not, a replay will be made available shortly after the webinar.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dessert & Dialogue-Health Disparities Series-Part 4: "Bad Sugar" - February 11, 2016

Dessert & Dialogue-Health Disparities Series-Part 4: "Bad Sugar" - February 11, 2016
Time:  Registration - 5:30 p.m. & Film Viewing - 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Gainesville Regional Utilities-Multipurpose Room (301 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601)
In July 2015, the Office of Equal Opportunity sponsored a film viewing on health disparities through the documentary entitled: “Unnatural Causes-Is Inequality Making Us Sick”? This is Part 4:“Bad Sugar”.  This session explores O’odham Indians living on reservations in southern Arizona, having perhaps the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the world.   Some researchers see this as the literal ‘embodiment’ of decades of poverty, oppression and loss.  A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures.

SAVE THE DATE! Our Community, Our Health Presents: Colorectal Cancer Research & Me, Everything I Wanted To Know

Join A National Conversation About Colorectal Cancer Research



UF HealthStreet in the UF Department of Epidemiology and Science UF in the UF College of Journalism and Communications are hosting the 4th Our Community, Our Health event (OCOH), a national town hall series that aims to foster conversations among researchers and people from across the nation about innovative health findings. OCOH makes research exciting, accessible and understandable. Tune in Feb. 10th, (5:30 to 7:30pm for in person attendance and 6-7pm for live stream viewing), for the latest event on colorectal cancer research. This time, OCOH will be an engaging and interactive live panel discussion composed of health experts and community members discussing the topic of colorectal cancer research. Share your experiences and questions, Discuss colorectal cancer research with an expert, Learn about the possible benefits of participating in a research study!


For more information and details, click here


Register Your Free Ticket here


Tune in live stream here on February 10, 6-7 pm EST.


Have questions before or during the event about colorectal cancer research? Tweet Us! Tweet to @UFHealthStreet or use the hashtag #CTSA or  #OCOH to ask your questions.