UF Brain Tumor Education Day
Who: Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor
When: May 12 | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center | 1714 SW 34th St.
Details: UF Brain Tumor Education Day will offer patients with brain tumors and caregivers the opportunity to learn about treatment options and resources available at UF Health. A panel of experts led by members of the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy team will give informative talks about brain tumors in pediatric and adult patients, brain tumor treatments, brain tumor research and clinical trials. The panel will answer questions from the audience. Anyone impacted by brain tumors is welcome, and breakfast and lunch will be served. The event is free and preregistration is encouraged. Visit www.ufbraintumorday.org for more information.
Cancer Connections: Head & Neck Therapy
Who: UF HealthStreet and Cancer Connections
When: April 25 | 12-1 p.m.
Where: HealthStreet | 2401 SW Archer Road
Details: UF Health physical therapists Derly Munoz and Shannon Blewett will discuss the benefits of physical therapy for patients with head and neck cancers, as well as new treatment interventions and lymphedema management.
- Participants will understand PT implications for head and neck cancer.
- Attendees will learn about new interventions in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
- Audience will know about lymphedema management and UF Health’s protocol.
Please bring your own lunch or RSVP for a healthful lunch provided with your $4 contribution.
For more information, call Cheri Knecht 352-294-4882 or to RSVP Barb Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org. Livestreaming starts at about 12:10 p.m. on the HealthStreet Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UFHealthStreet.
Healthy Advantage | Cancer Wellness and Support Seminar: “Harnessing Your Inner Energy”
Who: UF Health Palliative Care
When: May 14 |10 a.m.-noon
Where: Conference Center at Wilmot Gardens | 2023 SW Mowry Rd.
Description: In this series, fun and educational classes will be offered to cancer patients, family members and the community to promote health and quality of life. Classes are free, but seating is limited. Snacks and refreshments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Megan Freed at 352.294.8278 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you to the Climb for Cancer Foundation for supporting this program.
Tea for a Cure
Who: Survivors for Research
When: May 19 | 4-6 p.m.
Where: Matheson History Museum | 513 East University Avenue
Details: Please join Survivors for Research founders Barb Thomas and Terry Weber for tea at the museum — where you will be served tea, mimosas, finger sandwiches and desserts. Wear your favorite hat and dress; there will be a “Best Hat” contest and some great items to be raffled. The fundraising event is $50, benefiting triple negative breast cancer research at the UF Health Cancer Center. The guest speaker is Coy Heldermon, M.D., Ph.D. Learn more here.
UF Health Community Health and Wellness Expo.
When: May 18 | 8:30-12 p.m.
Where: UF Hilton Conference Center | 1714 SW 34 Street
Details: This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can take advantage of free screenings such as: cholesterol and glucose, blood pressure and BMI. Learn how to manage stress, reach a healthy weight, incorporate exercise and improve your diet. Learn about women’s health, getting better sleep, reducing pain, understanding clinical trials and how to reduce your cancer risk. Learn how to use an AED or how to do CPR to save a life. Assess your risks for stroke, heart disease or aneurysm. Each attendee will receive a FREE expo bag with giveaways. There will also be 30ft. giant inflatable colon so you can see up close how your colon works. Discover what a polyp, cancer or other diseases of the colon look like. Registration is requested click here to register or call 352-733-0000.