OUR MISSION is to educate and inform the women and men of Northeast Florida of the most recent advances in breast cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment options; to address issues of living beyond breast cancer, including increasing awareness of general good health and wellness, and to empower women and men about their healthcare options.
Created by physicians Linda Sylvester and Cynthia Anderson of the Orange Park Cancer Center, the Pink Ribbon Symposium was inaugurated in 2007. The Pink Ribbon Symposium, Inc., is a non-profit organization focused on raising breast cancer awareness and education for the Northeast Florida community. Established in 2007, we have had the opportunity to reach thousands of residents affected by breast cancer.
In 2015, Dr. Takaya Jones joined the team and is now the President and Chairman. Our annual education conference, the Pink Ribbon Symposium, has given patients, family members and caregivers the opportunity to learn about important issues related to breast cancer diagnosis, prevention, treatment, survivorship, and living healthy lifestyles.
The Pink Ribbon Symposium, our main event draws over 400 attendees from the community annually and hosts a large exhibitor fair in which up to 70 local and national businesses showcase their services to help cancer patients and their families.
Over the years, other fundraising events have been hosted by Pink Ribbon Symposium, including the Annual Pink Ribbon Symposium Survivors Celebration 5K Run/Walk (also known as the Butterfly Fun Run/Walk), a comedy show called Hahas for Tatas, and Pink Poker Night.