Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tea for a Cure

WHEN: Saturday July 30, 2016

Where: Capri Clubhouse

Time 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Benefiting: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research at UF Cancer & Genetics

Cost: $40.00


Please join us for High Tea at the Capri Clubhouse located at 4412 NW 36th Drive. You will be served tea, mimosas, finger sandwiches, and desserts. Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets early.


Survivors Barb Thomas and Tery Weber are passionate about helping others fighting Breast Cancer. As founders of Survivors for Research it is our goal to provide funding to the researchers at UF Cancer & Genetics. With your help that goal can be reached.


To purchase tickets, write a check payable to Survivors for Research, Inc. and mail it to : P.O. Box 358584 Gainesville, FL 32635. Write “TEA” on the bottom left of the check.  Website coming soon!


CAPRI is located off 34th Street just north of 39th Avenue. Driving north Capri will be a left turn onto 44th Place. The clubhouse is at the end of 44th Place. There is a small parking lot, additional parking is on one side of 44th Place, and signs will indicate parking.


Wear your favorite hat and dress! There will be a “Best Hat” contest. There will also be some great items to be raffled, so bring some cash J.  Raffle tickets will be $5 each or 3 for $10.


If you have any questions, please contact Terry at 352-278-3764. Hope to see you there!


Thank you,



Barb and Terry







Survivors for Research, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that raises awareness and research dollars for Triple Negative Breast Cancer research at the University of Florida, Cancer and Genetics Research Complex. Survivors for Research is not affiliated with the University of Florida

Donations to Survivors for Research, Inc. are tax deductible.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UF Health Integrative Medicine - Focus Group


Wednesday, June 8, 2016


UF Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive

Gainesville , FL 32608


Acupuncture, meditation, massage – practices once considered alternatives to conventional medicine – are now becoming mainstream in hospitals and medical schools nationwide. 

You are invited to participate in a focus group discussion surrounding UF Health’s Integrative Medicine program, which plans to expand services to individuals interested in exploring the potential benefits of incorporating complementary therapies with conventional treatments. Explore an integrative approach to optimizing your health while managing your current health conditions, leading to a partnership between our community and health professionals within UF Health.

  • Afternoon & evening times available 
  • Honorarium and refreshments provided for your participation. 
  • Advanced registration required 
  • View flyer (PDF)

 For more information or to participate, please contact Rachel Rivera at or call 352.265.8384. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

New! Cancer resources from DCPC you can use

We’ve got some new cancer communication materials ready for you to use.


Feel free to place these on your website, print, distribute to media, or otherwise spread the word!

Please scroll all the way down for these new resources.


Skin cancer prevention messages—just in time for Memorial Day!


·         Podcasts and PSAs (the last two links are radio format ready)




(Coming soon in Spanish for radio too!)


·        Buttons and badges for social media

(Instructions to code are next to them)

·        New page specifically for men to prevent skin cancer:


Cancer prevention and screening:

Ready to use matte article (you can give directly to a newspaper or use on your website):



This is also available in Spanish! Email this box if you need a copy.


Blog post by our own Dr. Richardson—including a women’s cancer screening “cheat sheet!”


Podcast: Women discuss cancer screening

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bike Month Events and additional upcoming community events

Please share these 3 Bike Month Events!


National Bike Month Tree Planting

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10:00 AM

Downtown Connector Trail at SE 10th Avenue/SE Veitch Street

(Downtown Connector Trail portion just north of the RTS Administrative Offices property line)


RSVP to help plant trees along the bike trail at:


May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. You are invited to celebrate National Bike Month in Gainesville by helping to plant trees. The City of Gainesville Public Works Bicycle/Pedestrian Program, along with Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is coordinating this event for the public. No experience is necessary to join us, just sign up at:


National Bike Month Press Conference

Thursday, May 26, 2016

11:30 AM – 1:00 pm

Bo Diddley Community Plaza

111 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601


May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Join us as we continue to celebrate National Bike Month with proclamation, awards, recognition and information. For more information, contact the City of Gainesville Bicycle/Pedestrian Program at (352) 334-5070, by email at: or visit the website: or by Facebook at:


National Trails Day Community Cleanup

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Sign-up for times and locations at:


National Trails Day is a celebration of America’s Trail System, occurring annually on the first Saturday in June. America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, transportation and much more. The Greater Alachua Trail Keepers is a group of community volunteers who have partnered with the City of Gainesville Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Department to gather on weekends and clean our area trails. The Trail Keepers would like to invite the entire community to join efforts for National Trails Day and clean trails across the community. For more information, please contact Arthur Stockwell of the Greater Alachua Trail Keepers at: Email: / Website:

Cancer Connections on May 25

Please join  us at noon on May 25th, when Dr. Walter O'Dell of U.F. Health will discuss the long-term radiation damage {late effects} to the heart and lungs, in some breast cancer patients.


RSVP no later than Monday May 23rd if you wish to be included in the lunch count.


2016 schedule of meetings and confirmed speakers; topics to be announced at a later date



June 22                      Dr. David Ostrov

FRIDAY July 29         Dr. Robert Hromas

Aug. 24                       Dr. Thom George

Sept. 21                      pending

Oct. 19                        Dr. Tina Lam

Nov. 9                         Dr. Jonathan Licht

Dec. 14                       Dr. Karen Daily


hope to see you all on the 25th!