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4th annual Pink Ribbon Symposium to be held Oct. 1

The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium, presented by Cancer Specialists of North Florida and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group) in cooperation with Orange Park Cancer Center, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts (283 College Drive) at St. Johns River Community College in Orange Park.,

The free symposium promises to present important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, side effects of treatment, survivorship, as well as overall good health and wellness topics. It is designed for people interested in learning more about breast cancer from area physicians and experts.

This year’s keynote speaker is seven-time Olympic gold medal winner Shannon Miller (, a cancer survivor and the “most decorated” American gymnast of all time.

The doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the expo and guests will be treated to a delicious and healthy continental breakfast. At the symposium, you will learn how to deal with cancer treatment and side effects, caring for your body, how sleep can affect your treatment, and dealing with relationships (family, friends, significant others). This year, the symposium will offer one session in Spanish (headphones available for translation), plus a separate session presented in Spanish.

“On behalf of the 2011 Pink Ribbon Symposium, we are pleased to be able to bring this program free to the women of Northeast Florida, and greatly thank our sponsors for making this possible,” states Dwelvin Simmons, MD, member of the Board of Directors. “We welcome inquiries for sponsorship, volunteers who would like to join us for the day, and exhibitors interested in reaching out to regional women with products and services.”

For more information, call 904-813-9782, email or visit

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