May 2013

It finally feels like spring!  What great weather!!!

FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS continues on Wednesday evenings at 5pm and Saturday mornings at 10am.  PLEASE RSVP to Sallie at as a courtesy to our instructors.

CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3:  What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer?”  What if you could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource:  Time?  You can!  This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).  Volunteer now!  The study is open to anyone in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term, which means completing periodic follow-up surveys at home for the next 20-30 years, is between 30 and 65 years old, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).  Local enrollment is being made possible in partnership with YMCA of Florida’s First Coast.  For more information or to schedule an enrollment appointment, please visit: or call toll free at 1-888-604-5888.  Locally, you may contact:  Laura Petrillo at 904-391-3644 or

Looking for something fun & beneficial to your health?  Join our dragon boat teams!  This sport is for anyone and everyone.  We have two teams…one for breast cancer survivors, the Mammoglams and another for anyone ages 14+ called the Saltwater Slayers.  Learn more about our teams at or email  Get bit by the dragon!

FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY:  YOU MAY PURCHASE PAMPERED CHEF PRODUCTS FORM RONDA RENTERIA AND A PORTION OF HER SALES WILL BENEFIT IN THE PINK!  Renew or buy more products now by visiting Ronda’s website at or visit In the Pink and browse through our Pampered Chef catalogue.  If you would like to contact Ronda, she can be reached at 904-607-2554 or

May 2nd:  Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival Committee Meeting at 6:15 pm at In the Pink.

May 11th:  The inaugural “HOPE FLOATS” event will be held at 10am at Beach Marine behind Billy’s Boathouse Grill.  This is a dragon boat paddling event in which breast cancer survivors pay tribute to their health care heroes in Jacksonville.  Doctors and patients paddling together so the doctors can learn more about the sport and its benefit for cancer patients.  Following the paddle, the survivors will treat the doctors to lunch at Billy’s Boathouse Grill.  For survivors, please let your doctors know about this and ask that they RSVP to

May 24th:  The downtown location of In the Pink will close early to attend training.  We are closing at 1:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  This location will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 am.

May 27th:  In the Pink will be closed in both locations.  Enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day!

May 31st:  Be sure to attend the annual EVE Award luncheon at 11:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in downtown Jacksonville.  Three fabulous women will be honored for Employment, Volunteer Service, and Education.

LOOKING AHEAD:  Save these dates!

June 6th:  Jacksonville Dragon Boat Committee meeting at 6:15 pm at In the Pink.

June 29th:  Paddle event with the Mayor of Jacksonville.  9am @the Jacksonville Landing.

June 29th:  Attend the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation Education & Advocacy Day 2013 at Embassy Suites, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville.  This event is FREE to the public but space is limited.  RSVP’s are a must.  RSVP by calling 1-877-644-3222 or email:  assistant@FloridaBreastCancer.orgRegistration begins at 8:45 am.  Dr. Shahla Masood of Shand’s Jacksonville and Dr. Ankit Desai of Baptist will speak, as well as many other physicians, advocates, nutritionists, and physical therapists.  For more information, visit

July 2nd:  Jacksonville Dragon Boat Committee meeting at 6:15 pm at In the Pink.

July 12th-August 30th (every Friday excluding August 16th):  In the Pink encourages you to take part in a new program, “Health and Wellness for Women Touched by Cancer.”  This program will be offered every Friday from 10-11:30 am with sessions co-facilitated by Judy Smith, LCSW, RYT200 and Clare Lavender, PhD, LMHC.  The cost for the six, 90-minute sessions is $75 per person for the entire 6-week program.  The location for the program is 377 First Street in Atlantic Beach.  The sessions will discuss Nutrition & Green Living, Healing Meditation, Breath Work, Yoga Nidra, Following your Dreams, Connecting with Body Awareness, Creating Balance & Self-Nurturance for Optimal Living, and Hands-On Health Eating Food Preparation.  For more information, contact Judy Smith at 216-287-2829.  This is a phenomenal program for a great price!!

August 22-24:  National Women's Survivors Convention  Nashville, Tennessee.  Keynote speaker is Jacksonville’s own Shannon Miller, as well as Scott Hamilton!  To register for the conference or more information, visit:

September 21st:  The Inaugural Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival at the Jacksonville Landing!  8am-5pm.  Be there for this exciting event!  To learn more, visit  Get 20 friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. together for some fun!  Form a team now!  All proceeds benefit In the Pink.