• Mayo Clinic, University of North Florida to host 11th annual Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship

pink ribbon with sign that says breast cancer awarenessJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida (UNF) are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the 11th annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Building on the university’s campus in Jacksonville. The Upbeat Pink concert is free and open to the public.

The theme for this year’s program, “The Wild West Through TV and Movies”, showcases the UNF Wind Symphony, which will be conducted by Gordon Brock, D.M.A.

Guest speakers will include Stephanie Hines, M.D. from Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus and Patricia Dunbar-Norris, a breast cancer survivor.

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Scotti, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

The Upbeat Pink musical tribute is a prelude to the ninth-annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, which is scheduled for Feb.14, 2016 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The marathon is the first devoted exclusively to raising funds for breast cancer research. Once again The Donna Foundation will donate most of the proceeds from the marathon to Mayo Clinic for breast cancer research. The 2015 event attracted more than 10,000 runners from around the world.

For more information about the Upbeat Pink concert, call the Breast Clinic in Florida at 904-953-0707 or visit the Breast Clinic’s Facebook events page.

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