Physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff from the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will welcome our community’s cancer survivors for a day of tributes to courage and perseverance. Our oncologists will lead educational seminars on new discoveries to fight cancer and share emotional guidance. Survivors will be treated to lunch, games, education and entertainment in one of South Florida’s most popular parks. Radio personality Ellen Jaffe from 101.5 Lite FM will be our emcee Author Lori Ovitz will talk about her book, Facing the Mirror with Cancer: A Guide to Using Makeup to Make a Difference, and the Reverend Lois Murray, M. Div., will lead an invocation. Survivors will also have the opportunity to take part in a yearly tradition, signing the Survivors’ Banner, which will hang in their honor inside UM/Sylvester as an inspiration to our patients and staff. Please join us as we celebrate the gift of life.
The Cellar Club at the Biltmore Hotel presents the Ninth Annual Biltmore International Food & Wine Weekend, (April 29-May 1, 2005), to benefit the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The annual extravaganza, which has raised more than $5 million in support of South Florida charities, is the only major festival in the country to feature all Reserve, Single Vineyard & Upper Tier wines, along with a cast of international and local celebrity chefs and world-renowned winemakers.
Celebrity fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo will join Laurence R. Sands, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and others at a VIP Reception at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, on Thursday, March 17, 7 to 9 p.m., in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
“Research cures cancer, and no group works harder than the Pap Corps to support that effort”, says Dr. Joe Rosenblatt, UM/Sylvester Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research and the Miller School of Medicine. “The work we do would not be possible without the loyal support of the Pap Corps, the largest grassroots fund-raising organization in the United States with 16,000 members”, he said.
The 2005 Pat Goldfine Tennis Pro-Am is a wonderful opportunity to play tennis with a professional tennis player and fight breast cancer at the same time. Amateur tennis players are paired up with professional male and female tennis players for a competitively formatted pro-am. The proceeds benefit The Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer at Johns Hopkins University and the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey announce the inaugural Joint American-Israeli Conference on Cancer, March 16 to 18, at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. This landmark conference is intended to foster enduring collaboration between physicians and scientists in the two countries, and also to help Israel during a time of need, given the ongoing tensions in the Middle East.