In the community
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is proud to sponsor these upcoming events in the Jacksonville area.
LUNG FORCE Walk/Run
When: Aug. 29, 2015
Where: The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association (ALA) to raise awareness that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
You can participate on the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute team in the 2nd Annual LUNG FORCE Walk/Run on August 29, 2015, at The Landing in downtown Jacksonville. Funds raised will benefit the ALA’s efforts to research a cure and promote awareness of early detection. Show your support and help raise awareness that proton therapy is an excellent option for lung cancer treatment.
Last year, we had the largest team and made quite an impact with our bright yellow shirts and proton logos. Our team captain Bradlee Robbert is ordering equally bright shirts with our new logo and each participant will receive a complimentary shirt. There is no cost to register. To sign up, follow these steps:
- Click here for the registration website
- Click the blue “Register” button
- Click “Join Team”
- In the “Team Name” box, type Florida Proton, then click the “Search for a Team” button
- Click “Join” and follow the on-screen instructions
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with name and shirt size for each person you registered. Shirts are complimentary if you register and email Brad by Monday, August 17.
Free to Breathe Walk
When: Sept. 12, 2015
Where: The Jacksonville Landing
Free to Breathe is a national organization that aims to double lung cancer survival by 2022. The 5k walk is a fundraiser for lung cancer research and educational materials for patients and families. The nonprofit organization has funded 50 researchers at medical and research centers across the United States since 2005. Past grant recipients have:
- Received at least 91 additional grants to further their research
- Published well over 200 peer-reviewed papers in the lung cancer field
- Produced work that has led to several clinical trials.
Riverside Fine Arts Association 2nd Annual Run for the Arts 5k
When: Sept. 26, 2015
Where: Bold City Brewery, 2670-7 Rosselle Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
This event is open to runners and walkers of all fitness levels and even includes a one-mile Fun Run for the kids. We encourage you to walk, run, bring a friend or just come and cheer someone on as we attempt to continue promoting the therapeutic value of art and exercise; a win- win for all of us. Funds from this event will help support Riverside Fine Arts Association’s mission to provide our community and northeast Florida with musical presentations featuring diverse artists of national and international acclaim. Funds also enable the association to provide outreach to Jacksonville area youth through the Project Listen program. Post-race activities include awards, live music by local artists, a silent art auction featuring work from local artists, food from Bold City, and beer from Bold City (one complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage to each participant).