Fighting Prostate Cancer Together


The Annual Florida Gala is the primary funding source for the Florida Prostate Cancer Network. This funding makes possible the services and support needed for men fighting prostate cancer and those who love them.

FPCN is the only statewide organization that focuses exclusively on prostate cancer. The mission of the FPCN is to advocate the prevention of prostate cancer deaths in Florida by supporting research, promoting legislation and offering information on early detection, support organizations and current treatment options.

We are pleased to share with you some pictures of the Gala 2002 which took place June 13th, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa and hope that you will make plans to attend the Gala 2003

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Carol Anderson (left), Board Member Fort Myers. Dr. Sing (right), Quest Diagnostics and other guests at pre-dinner Reception

Left: Lawrence Dimmitt of Clearwater. Right: Bob Blanchard of Tampa

Keynote Speaker Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.

Director of National Cancer Institute. Formerly directed the Genitourinary Cancer Center and the Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Univ of Texas.

Bob Fagan, Dinner Chairman

Left: Bob Fagan, CEO of TECO with Bob Samuels, Chairman and CEO of FPCN

Left: Herb Berkowitz, Esq. FPCN Board Member. Middle: Steve Newman, FPCN Board Member, Plantation Right: Dr. George Jackson, Guest

Bruce Stone, Esq. FPCN Board Member, Miami with Lillie Samuels, Volunteer

Dr. Patel, Quest Diagnostics (left) socializes with Dr. Katin, FPCN Board Member from Miami

Left: Latosha Cobham, FPCN Staff Member with Lawrence Dimmitt and Cecila Ferman

Bob Samuels, FPCN Chairman and CEO with Mr. and Mrs. Burris Fitzpatrick, TECO

Keynote Speaker and CEO of Florida Prostate Cancer Network

Bob Samuels, left, with Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, Director of National Cancer Institute

Judge Dennis Alvarez, Retired (left), Rhea Law, Esq President of Fowler White and her husband Wayne Williams

Director of FPCN Speaker's Program

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Whipple of Bellaire Beach

Kate Zink, Alliance Communications, Bob Samuels, and Dr. Dennis Kay

Joe and Sue House with Bob Blanchard (center)

April Schiff of Tampa and Buddy Blaine of Plant City

Mr. and Mrs. Tim McMahon, Morton Plant Hospital

From left: Bruce Stone Miami Board Member, Bob Samuels FPCN Chairman and CEO, Dr. Von Eschenback Keynote Speaker, Jim Furman Board Member

From left: Gordon Simmons, Dr. Sam Wright, County Commissioner Chris Hart, Bob Samuels

Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Tampa, location of the Gala

Master of Ceremony

Brendan McLaughlin, Anchor, WFTS-TV 28

General Schwarzkopf Pioneer in Prostate Cancer 2002 Honoree

Richard A. "Dick" Beard, III

Presentation of the 2002 General Schwarzkipf Pioneer In Prostate Cancer Award

2002 Honoree Dick Beard receives the award from Dinner Chairman Bob Fagan

Address from FPCN Founder

Bob Samuels

Representative Sandy Murman with her husband, Jim, enjoy the evening

Keynote Speaker, Dr. von Eschenbach, listening to the words of Bob Samuels

Bob Samuels, FPCN Chairman and CEO, introduces the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, Director, National Cancer Institute

Bob Samuels hands off the podium to Dr. von Eschenbach

Keynote Speech

Dr. von Eschenbach, M.D., is the 12th Director of the National Cancer Institute in its 64 year history, a nationally recognized urologic surgeon.

Dr von Eschenbach brought slides as part of his Keynote Speech

Dr. von Eschenbach holds the attention of the Gala dinner guests

Bob Samuels awards a token of appreciation to Dr. von Eschenbach for his contribution to the Gala 2002

Some of the Attendees after the Silent Auction

Left Pat Colvard, Member of the Dinner Committee with Susie Holly, Tampa Convention Bureau with Dr. and Mrs. Al Alberts, Moffitt Cancer Center

Dr. von Eschenbach visits with Dr Mort Brown, Tampa

Representative Sandy Murman congratulates Dr. von Eschenbach on his speech

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