JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the ninth annual Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Lazzara Performance Hall on the university's campus in Jacksonville. The Upbeat Pink concert is free and open to the public.
The concert features the UNF Wind Symphony, conducted byGordon Brock, D.M.A and several guest ensembles. The theme for this year's program is "An Evening with James Bond and Friends" featuring songs from the past 50 years of this popular film series.
The Upbeat Pink musical tribute is a prelude to the seventh annual26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancerscheduled for Feb. 23, 2014 in Jacksonville Beach. The marathon is the first devoted exclusively to raising funds for breast cancer research. The Donna Foundation will again donate a majority of the proceeds from the marathon to Mayo Clinic for breast cancer research. The 2013 event attracted more than 10,000 runners from around the world.