March for Science - Gainesville, FL

$2,645 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 22 months
The Gainesville community is showing our support for the global movement, March For Science!

On April 22nd , we will be marching from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to Bo Diddley plaza to voice our concern for fact-based policy and proper funding for STEM programs/education. The march is directly followed by a Rally that will feature guest speakers, scientific expos, junior STEM programs, and much more.

This is a non-profit campaign and your donations will contribute to funding for permits, insurance, equipment, and other logistical expenses.
All remaining proceeds after the march are going to be donated to our local American Cancer Society!


For individual donations upward of 100 dollars, a free shirt of your choice will be delivered to your home or location of preference.

For company, organization, or individual donations upwards of 200  dollars, earn a spot on our official banner that will be seen when marching on University avenue and during our Science Rally!

For event details, updates, and more, please visit our: 
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If you, or an affiliated organization/company, is interested in having a booth at our post-march Science Rally, please email us!

All concerns and questions can be sent to:
March4ScienceUF@gmail.com
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Update 3
Posted by Juan Zapata
21 months ago
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David Norton, Vice President of Research at UF has recently confirmed his participation in our rally as one of our speakers! A graduate from LSU, he has served as a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as well as an associate dead for research in the UF College of Engineering! His primary research focus is on electronic, photonic, and magnetic thin film materials.

We look forward to being on stage alongside such an honorable member of our scientific community!
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Update 2
Posted by Juan Zapata
22 months ago
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Donor Highlight #1

Angela Ortega-Bermudez is a community physician in Henderson, Nevada and loves spending time with her three kids hiking, running and playing soccer.

Why did you donate?:
"This movement is important. I want to promote a love of science in a new generation. I would also like to continue exploring possibilities for treatment improvement for many illnesses. A great appreciation goes to all that are participating in this event"

Thank you, Angela, for your help in making this event possible and helping us raise funds for the local American Cancer Society.

If you too would like to help make this event successful, or want more details (like where the money is going, becoming a sponsor, how to earn a t-shirt), please visit:

http://www.gofundme.com/March4ScienceGNV
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Update 1
Posted by Juan Zapata
22 months ago
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For Estimated New Cancer Cases and Deaths in 2017, Florida currently ranks 2nd nationally with 124,000 new cases and 43,000 deaths.

Fortunately for our FL residents, The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge here in Gainesville is one of 32 national locations that offers free temporary housing for patients during treatment. Over 8,000 patients have been housed in our Hope Lodge, contributing to the 267,000 nights of lodging nationally provided by ACS.

ACS has also contributed to a 25% decrease in the overall US cancer death rate since 1991. This can be translated to saving 2.1 million lives during that time.

All remaining proceeds post-march will be going directly to our local ACS Center, please help us join their fight against cancer while providing the Gainesville community a free and important event.

https://www.gofundme.com/March4ScienceGNV
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Raised by 28 people in 22 months
Created March 22, 2017
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Caron Cadle
21 months ago

The march was great and I suspect expenses may still pop up, so here's a small contribution to help with them! My husband, Professor of Theatre History and science geek by avocation, and I were proud to participate!

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$50
Charles Pertuz
21 months ago
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$20
ron mandel
21 months ago
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$26
henry k
21 months ago
$5
Anonymous
21 months ago
$20
Dorelle Ackermann
21 months ago

traveling from Illinois and want to offer my support.

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$200
Stephanie Bartsch
21 months ago
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$100
Russell Bauer
21 months ago

In support of all students of science.

$50
Debra Akin
21 months ago
UC
$200
United Faculty of Florida UF Chapter
21 months ago

UFF-UF is proud to sponsor the Gainesville March for Science -- and to support the UF scientific community!

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