Pink walk/run slated
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will host the third annual Vince Carter's Pink Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
The proceeds will benefit cancer patients at area hospitals, including Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach. For a $30 tax-deductible donation, participants will receive a T-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments and a huge dose of community pride.
To register, pick up a registration form at Vince Carter's Restaurant, e-mail VCPinkWalk@gmail.com or call (386) 290-7162.
Individuals and teams are welcome.
Breast cancer support group offered
Those diagnosed with breast cancer may join other patients and survivors from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 224 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach.
Registration is not required. For more information, call (386) 231-4000.
Breast cancer survivor to speak at Port Orange library Oct. 15
A breast cancer survivor and representative of the Florida Breast Cancer Institute will tell her powerful story of survival at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange.
She also will provide a basic primer and statistics about the disease, which is the second leading cause of death among women.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 4.
Run for fun and breast cancer awareness
LuLu's Oceanside Grill monthly 5K Fun Run will benefit breast cancer awareness.
The run will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. Sign-in begins at 6 p.m.
Runners get a buffet, one beer, unlimited water and a chance at a raffle. Partial proceeds from the race will go to breast cancer awareness efforts.
The entry fee for first-timers is $10; $5 for previous runners.
First timers get an official Fun Run T-shirt.
Remember, participants can run, walk or bike. For information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.
Breast cancer discussion slated
Aligned Integrative Health is hosting a free breast cancer awareness educational discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 136 N. Orchard St, Ormond Beach.
The doctors will discuss estrogen dominance and Logical Therapy Wellness Center will discuss the benefits of thermography.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 310-8097 or visit aihcenter.com
16th Annual Pink Fashion Show
Florida Hospital DeLand will host the 16th annual Pink Fashion Show on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Historic Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and guests will enjoy an evening filled with fashion, food, and giveaways, all while supporting awareness of breast cancer.
Tickets are $30. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Hospital DeLand Women's Center at Victoria Medical Park.
To learn more, call (386) 943-4487 or visit foundation.fhdeland.org.
Pink Feet 10k/5k Road Race
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial and the Friends of DeBary Hall will host the Pink Feet 10K/5K Road Race on Sunday, Oct. 20, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.
Registration for the road race, which will be run on a certified course, begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. A free children's 100 meter run for ages 11 and under will begin at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be presented at 8:45 a.m. Special awards will be presented for the best "Pink Feet" costume.
Proceeds will benefit the Friends of DeBary Hall's educational programs and the Fish Memorial's fund for mammograms and digital imaging of the breast for local women in need.
Register now to get reduced race pricing at PinkFeet5k10k.com. For more information, call (386) 668-3840 or (386) 917-5423.
Those who need help training for the race can join the hospital's free "Couch to 5K" group every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pfc. Emory L. Bennett Veterans Memorial Park, 1365 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Orange City.
Komen grant awarded to Halifax for free mammograms
For a limited time, uninsured women who are residents of Volusia and Flagler counties can receive free mammograms courtesy of a grant from Susan G. Komen Central Florida to the Halifax Health-Center for Oncology.
"For several years, Halifax Health has been successful in obtaining funding from the Komen affiliate to provide mammograms for uninsured women in Volusia and Flagler counties who would otherwise not be able to access this vitally important screening," said Catherine McQuade, Hereditary Cancer Risk Program & Breast Health & Cancer Screening Coordinator for the oncology center.
To participate, women must be 40-49 years of age, unable to pay for a mammogram, have an order from a healthcare provider and must be a resident of Volusia or Flagler.
The oncology center works with Radiology Associates' Port Orange Imaging to conduct the mammograms.
For more information, call (386) 238-2219.
Florida Hospital kicks off breast cancer awareness month
To celebrate the start of breast cancer awareness month, the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties hosted breakfasts for survivors, as well as flag raising ceremonies on Oct. 1.
About 250 community members joined Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler in the celebration. The pink flags will fly all month long in an effort to continue to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and the life-saving benefits of annual mammograms.
At Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand, general surgeon Dr. Thomas Corbyons spoke for breast cancer survivors at a special breakfast. Afterwards, the survivors joined community members for a pink flag raising ceremony, led by Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Tim Cook.
At Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, breast cancer survivors and community members enjoyed a pink flag raising ceremony, led by Chief Operating Officer Danielle Johnson. Afterwards, the survivors had a special breakfast with general surgeon Dr. Walter Hayne.
At Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach, breast cancer survivors joined the hospital for breakfast, followed by a pink flag raising ceremony with community members, led by Luis Chanaga, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center Administrator.
This event was part of the annual Florida Hospital Pink Army campaign, which was launched in the fall of 2010 and is aimed at enlisting individuals to help create greater awareness about breast cancer. To learn more, visit JoinThePinkArmy.com.
Yellow Cab Co. Gets Permission to 'Go Pink'
For October, Yellow Cab Co. has two of its vehicles painted pink and will donate $1 from each fare toward the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer."
There is no additional cost to passengers and drivers are not allowed to accept donations.
The fundraising effort is part of the first-ever international "Pink Ride" effort spearheaded by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association a global association of for-hire vehicle fleet owners representing 1,100 companies.