Docs Panarese, Sims To Perform Concert For Cancer Donors

By  //  October 18, 2012


BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – There is nothing like listening to the sweet sounds of cancer survivors, and to celebrate their courage as well as to recognize the generous contributions made by local donors, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard (CCCB) and Cancer Care Centers Foundation (CCCF) will host its “Garden Party with Music in the Park” event on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 – 9 p.m.

The community is invited to attend Care Cancer Centers of Brevard and Cancer Care Centers Foundation’s “Garden Party with Music in the Park.” Featured local physician bands will including Cancer Care Centers of Brevard’s Drs. Todd Panarese and Thoracic Surgeon Dr. David Sims, pictured above right. (Space Coast Medicine & Active living image)

The free event will take place at the Riverfront Park in Cocoa Villagelocated on 401 Riveredge Blvd. in Cocoa.

The community is invited to attend this special event that features John Harper, Owner of WMEL Radio, as Master of Ceremonies and musical entertainment from two local physician-led bands including CCCB radiation oncologist Dr. Todd Panarese and thoracic surgeon Dr. David Sims.

Dr. Todd Panarese
John Harper

In addition, Lilly Oncology on Canvas will display patients’ art throughout the park and there will be food, drinks, and children’s games for those in attendance.

Founded in 1993 by former CCCB Medical Director Dr. Silas Charles, CCCF was established to assist the countless number of people within its served communities who have been touched by cancer.

As a non-profit organization that strives to provide comprehensive patient and family support services, community outreach and education, financial assistance and medical and research programs, CCCF is widely recognized for its outstanding efforts in assisting patients and their loved ones to more effectively cope with cancer.

Dr. Ravi Shankar

“Our patients are our family, and just like any family member we will do anything and everything in our power to provide them the assistance necessary to help them every step of the way,” said Dr. Ravi Shankar, CCCB Medical Director.

“We will never turn our backs to a patient who needs our help, and we will never stop advocating for their right to live cancer free.”

“This event celebrates not only their courage, but it is an opportunity for us to extend our heart-felt appreciation for those donors who make our foundation and its services possible.”

For information about the “Garden Party with Music in the Park,” call Marta Fiol at 321-426-5145 or e-mail

For information on the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in Melbourne call 321-952-0898, Rockledge at 321-636-2111, or log on to