Events and Galas
Pembroke Pines Outreach Health Festival:
Last Stop in the Sunshine State!
We wrapped up our 2016 10-city outreach health festival tour on Saturday, December 3, at Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, Florida. An estimated 1,370 mall shoppers stopped by our Susie's Cause Free Pembroke Pines Outreach Health Festival, enjoying our great live entertainment and receiving vital colorectal cancer information and related health education and resources.
Cleveland Clinic Florida joined us at the festival, providing a nutritionist and genetic counselor, along with colon cancer education and materials, including information on colorectal cancer risk screening, and giveaways. Thank you to colorectal surgeon Dr. Juan Nogueras for attending the festival and speaking to the crowd about the importance of colon cancer screening!
Susie's Cause had our informational model colon display on hand, along with our own colorectal cancer educational materials and giveaways. Also joining us at the festival and providing additional information and resources were Gilda's Club South Florida, the American Cancer Society, YMCA of South Florida, Painless Acupuncture, Blue Waters Holistic Center, Florida Massage, and CardioMender MD Weight Loss Specialists.
Our live entertainment came courtesy of Puro Mariachi, Mario Vuksanovic, DJ Lucho, Jus Hip Hop, and YMCA Zumba. Face painting and an arts and crafts table kept the kids happy, too!
Great thanks to Robert LaMendola of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County who provided indispensable support for the festival, including fostering introductions between Susie's Cause and the local community.
Thank you to Genentech for its ongoing support of our national outreach efforts this year!
And, of course, huge thanks to our national sustaining sponsor, Lilly Oncology, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, for helping to make this entire tour possible!
Thank you, Pembroke Pines! We had a blast sharing a healthy day with you and ending our tour on a high (mariachi-infused) note!
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