Coming Together Against Cancer 2019

Saturday, April 13, 9 – 11:30 am @ Eloise Werlin Park, Sarasota, FL

Coming Together Against Cancer (CTAC) is a donor-driven community uniting donors with pioneering physicians, researchers and institutions as 'Partners In Discovery' with the common goal of eradicating cancer. Donors leverage CTAC's educational resources to make informed decisions and maximize the impact of their philanthropy with 100% donation pass-through and the potential for matching funds.
The Vision
CTAC is developing a new paradigm in collaborative donor engagement, where the leading cancer researchers interact directly with the patrons supporting their programs. Donors can expect a high level of information sharing and being kept...
The Event
The CTAC Saturday morning event is the keystone which in one day brings together the 2018 doctor team to update donors on their progress as well as introduce the 2019 dream team to share and...
The Venue
Situated in the shadows of the Ringling Causeway on Sarasota Bay, Eloise Werlin Park is a place for adults and children to play, imagine, relax and spend time together -- the perfect venue for CTAC.


A New Paradigm of Engagement

CTAC Circle

The 2018 CTAC event raised $750,000 from over 200 participants - 100 % of which was passed directly through to 35 cancer treatment, support and research programs, including Johns Hopkins, Duke, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute, Moffitt, M.D. Anderson, U.N.C.-Lineberger and Sloan Kettering, to name just a few. Donors leveraged CTAC’s unique educational resources to make informed giving decisions and maximize the impact of their philanthropy with 100 % donation pass-through and the potential for matching funds awards. In 2018, four pioneering physician researchers were selected to engage closely with the CTAC community and in March of 2018, doctors from Moffitt, Duke, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins joined CTAC supporters to present their research, engage with interested donors and answer their questions. At the 2019 CTAC event to be held April 13th, four new cancer research programs will join CTAC supporters to present their programs, while the 2018 CTAC physician inductees will present research updates. The CTAC Physician participation cycles serves a multiplicity of purposes:

  1. To educate donors and the community on advances in the fight against cancer;
  2. To facilitate direct engagement and participation between researchers and donors; and
  3. To provide a clear and actionable relationship between support and results.

The Event

CTAC is a fundraising event at Eloise Werlin Park to bring our philanthropic community together to share and experience education, inspiration, and the power of hope surrounding the current direction of cancer research, treatments, support and resources that are improving the lives and outcomes of those impacted by cancer today and in the future.

Known for making his visions reality, Doc brought together a team and came up with a spectacular idea – Coming Together Against Cancer (CTAC) – an event to celebrate the advances that have helped improve the lives of those who battle cancer.

Dr. Eloise Werlin
Dr. Eloise Werlin

The Details

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 - 11:30am

Eloise Werlin Park
920 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236

This is a free event featuring finger foods provided by Jeremy Hammond-Chambers' Innovative Dining Catering, a performance by the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, and a panel discussion and question session with four premier Oncologists. Parking - Marina Jacks North parking lot with shuttle service to and from the park provided.

To RSVP to this educational, inspiring, and one-of-a-kind event, please call 855.446.2822 or email -


Pioneering Physicians 2018

Sarah  Hoffe, MD
Radiation Oncology,
Moffitt Cancer Center

Annick Desjardins, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery,
Duke Cancer Institute

Kenneth Meredith, MD
Gastrointestinal Oncology, Robotic Surgery
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Cancer Institute

Michael Gorin, MD
Director of Urology Clinical Trials,
Johns Hopkins - The Brady Urological Institute

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