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Special Events

Special events have long been a tradition at the Moores Cancer Center. Some of these events have raised millions of dollars to benefit the work of the center, others are educational opportunities, and some are to thank our patients and their families.

August 1, 2014

Free Seminar: Cancer, Couples and Communication

When: Noon – 5 p.m.
Registration: Call 858-822-5381

Facilitated by Wanda Garner, a marriage and family therapist, this seminar for cancer patients and their spouses or partners is intended to benefit relationships and decrease depression, anxiety, pain, and the need for hospitalization.

August 2, 2014

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19th Annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Club
Website: brianschultzgolfclassic.org

Nineteen years ago Brian Schultz’s dearest friends founded The Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic to carry on his legacy after his sudden and brief battle with cancer at age 27. Every year this tournament gives participants the opportunity to share fond memories of Brian while creating new friendships and unforgettable memories, in addition to raising funds to stop this deadly disease.

August 14, 2014

Free Workshop: Advance Health Care Directives

When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Registration: Lori Johnson, ljjohnson@ucsd.edu or 858-657-7350

Learn how to make your health care wishes known. This workshop is for patients, families, the public and health care professionals. Location will be provided with registration confirmation.

August 17, 2014

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21st Annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Scripps Pier, La Jolla Shores
Website: longboardluau.org

The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational has become one of the most successful surfing fundraisers raising funds for patient care and research benefitting Moores Cancer Center. The Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational has an international reputation featuring surfing legends with community leaders, scientists and national celebrities to surf for a cure.

Aug. 27, 2014

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Fighting Cancer With Food & Activity

Where: Room 2007, Moores Cancer Center
When: 12–1 p.m.
Registration: healthyeating@ucsd.edu or 858-822-2236

Learn about the latest research on dietary factors that strengthen your body’s immune and detoxification systems, along with practical tips for optimizing your intake of protective "big color / big flavor" foods. This monthly seminar is presented by Chris Zoumas-Morse, MS, RD. To register, email healthyeating@ucsd.edu or call 858-822-2236. For more information, including later dates, see the Healthy Eating Program classes and seminars page.

September 4, 2014

Free Seminar: Prostate Cancer

Where: Goldberg Auditorium, Moores Cancer Center
When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Registration: Online

Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons of Moores Cancer Center will discuss prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. This seminar is part of UC San Diego Health System's Focus on Health series. Learn more and register.

Saturday & Sunday
September 20, 21, 2014

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Pedal the Cause

Date: September 20-21, 2014, time TBD
Location: UC San Diego and throughout San Diego (TBD)
More information: UC San Diego information or Pedal the Cause website 

This is the second year that the two-day cycling fundraiser will take place in San Diego. Pedal the Cause’s mission is to provide funding for the best cancer research ideas at San Diego's three National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers: the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Salk Institute of Biological Studies. Collaborations between these complementary cancer centers create greater opportunities to fast-track research from the bench to the bedside.

October 11, 2014

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21st Annual Bruce Gorder UCSD 5k Walk for Melanoma

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Contact: Sandy Dempsey, edempsey@ucsd.edu, 858-246-1570
Website: Gorder Walk

The 21st Annual Bruce Gorder UCSD 5K Walk for Melanoma raises awareness and funds for melanoma research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and has provided more than $1.3 million to date. The walk is in memory of Bruce Brunner Gorder who passed away on October 11, 1992 from Melanoma at age 37. Hope lives on in the many families and friends who support their loved ones in the continuing fight against melanoma. Complimentary skin cancer screenings are offered to all registered participants to help promote the importance of early detection. For more information, see Gorder Walk.