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Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Lauren Book – It’s OK To Tell

Episode 237: 10-31-13

Dolphins Cycling Challenge

Our special UHealth guest is Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., an internationally renowned cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher.

Goldschmidt is Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Miami Health System (UHealth), which includes three hospitals and more than two dozen outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and 8,000 staff.

The Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) has become one of his philanthropic focuses. We will discuss the DCC, his involvement in the DCC event and what he sees on the horizon for UHealth.

Click here to sponsor Goldschmidt on his ride to cure cancer.

We also have a very special guest from the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Michael Mandich, CEO. Mandich oversees all aspects of DCC.

Launched in 2010, the Dolphins Cycling Challenge is a two-day tri-county charity cycling event. The purpose of the DCC is to increase cancer awareness, encourage healthy hobbies, and raise funds for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inception in 2010, the DCC has donated millions to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Click here to sponsor Michael on his ride to cure cancer.

Lauren Book – It’s OK To Tell

Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren sought to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors.

Lauren’s organization educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through an in-school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also provides more than 4.5 million educational and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year.

The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual abuse through awareness and education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.

“I survived, I’m ok … because it’s always ok to tell.” – Lauren Book

Episode 237: 10-31-13 (To download, right-click and select “Save Link As”.)

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