We know that support for our patients extends beyond the walls of The Cancer Center. We are honored to play a major role in helping organizations in our community that are dedicated to cancer patients. For many years, we have given significant support to the American Cancer Society (ACS); in particular, by being a part of annual ACS events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life. Each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hundreds of pink flamingos and a giant pink ribbon are in placed at North Florida Regional's Duck Pond in honor of all patients and caregivers who are Standing Up to Breast Cancer.
One of the newer cancer events North Florida Regional supports is Run Amuck with the Duck. This event raises funds for research into Lung Cancer treatment and begins at The Cancer Center. In place for only three years, the event has grown quickly and is lead by lung cancer survivor, Caren Gorenberg. Physicians from The Cancer Center also participate in education and awareness programs throughout the year. The more we all know about cancer, the better our chances for early detection, treatment and survival.