Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

UM/Sylvester Celebrates its Tenth Annual Cancer Survivors’ Day at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines

03.28.2005

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.

WHEN: This Saturday, April 2, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: C.B. Smith Park
900 North Flamingo Road, between Sheridan Street and Pines Boulevard, two miles east of I-75

WHO: W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director, UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Luis E. Raez, M.D., F.A.C.P., “New Discoveries in Lung Cancer”
Lynn G. Feun, M.D., “Smart Bombs in the War against Cancer”
Ellen Jaffe and her friend UM/Sylvester patient Amy Tunick, “True Friendship through Cancer”
Lori Ovitz, “Facing the Mirror with Cancer”
More than 400 UM/Sylvester cancer survivors, along with their loved ones

UM/Sylvester was founded in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles more than 1,300 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,900 surgical procedures, and treats 3,000 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 150 clinical trials and receive more than $31 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach recently opened to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This 10,000 square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from six cancer specialties, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

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