Wednesday, September 01, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida are honoring the occasion by hosting the sixth annual "Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship" concert on Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. at the UNF Lazzara Hall in Jacksonville. The Upbeat Pink concert is free and open to the public.
The concert features the UNF Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Gordon Brock, and the UNF Chorale, conducted by Dr. Cara Tasher. Special guests include Dr. Edith Perez, internationally recognized breast cancer specialist and researcher at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Donna Deegan, First Coast News anchor and breast cancer survivor, who will also participate in the program. The theme for this year's program is "An Evening at the Movies" with many musical performances featuring movie theme songs.
An Upbeat Pink musical tribute celebrates breast cancer awareness month and is a prelude to the fourth annual "26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer" scheduled for Feb.13 in Jacksonville Beach. It is the first marathon devoted exclusively to raising funds for breast cancer research. The Donna Foundation will again donate a majority of the proceeds from the marathon to the Mayo Clinic to fund ongoing breast cancer research programs.
For more information about the Upbeat Pink concert, please call the Breast Center in Florida at 904-953-0707.
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