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The UF Health Cancer Center held its third annual Pink Pumpkin Fest in October. As part of the event, attendees could participate in the Pink Pumpkin Painting Party or the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off, the proceeds of which are donated to triple-negative breast cancer research at UF Health. The Pink Pumpkin Fest aims to heighten awareness about breast cancer, promote early detection and increased survival through regular screenings, and to celebrate the lives of women who have battled breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the leading cancer death for women of all races. Every year one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 women will die from it. The American Cancer Society estimates as many as 30 percent of those deaths could be prevented if every woman over 50 were aware of and followed through on recommended screening practices, such as annual mammograms and monthly breast self-exams.

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