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Gilda’s Club To Host 13th Annual Day Of Research And Hope

image010Fort Lauderdale —Gilda’s Club South Florida is proud to hold the 13th Annual Day of Research and Hope on Saturday, June 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by Nova Southeastern University in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, located at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.

This free educational symposium, presented by Memorial Cancer Institute, will feature Joanna Bull as the keynote speaker. Bull is the co-founder of Gilda’s Club and served as the therapist for famed comedian Gilda Radner before she lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 1989 at the age of 42.

The event will also feature exhibitors and an expert panel of top medical professionals, including:

  • Heather Wright, Breast Surgical Oncologist, Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Marcelo Blaya, Medical Oncologist, Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Brian Slomovitz, Obstetrics and Gynecologic Oncologist, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Frank Hull, Pulmonary and Sleep Specialist, Broward Health
  • Andre Abitbol, Radiation Oncologist, Miami Cancer Institute

Free CEUs will also be available for medical and mental health professionals. The conference serves as an opportunity for the community to hear first-hand from and have their questions answered by experts in the field of cancer research and treatment.

Conference Schedule:

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.                 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibitor Tables

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.              Joanna Bull Keynote Speaker and Expert Panel

In addition to presenting sponsor Memorial Cancer Institute and host sponsor Nova Southeastern University, other event sponsors include: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Broward Health and Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health.

About Gilda’s Club

Gilda’s Club, was named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 1989 at 42 years old.  Gilda’s Club South Florida’s mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens, and children – along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities. Gilda’s Club has been providing programs to those living with cancer and their family and friends in South Florida since 1997. For more information, visit www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org.