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First Coast Connect

10/01/15: One Spark 2016; Breast Cancer Awareness; Family Promise; Kerry Speckman

Big changes are planned for the 2016 One Spark crowdfunding festival. Organizers say the event will return to its roots by scaling back the number of days, adopting a tighter physical footprint in the city's urban core, and featuring less creators than previous years. We look at the future of One Spark with founder Elton Rivas and board chair Peter Rummell.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  About one in eight women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. We discuss diagnosis and treatment with Mayo Clinic experts Ravin Williams, certified genetic counselor, and Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, associate professor of surgery, and associate director of the clinic’s  Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic.

Family Promise of Jacksonville executive director Mark Landschoot joins us with a preview of how the organization is celebrating helping over 100 local families experiencing homelessness.

And contributor Kerry "The Specktator" Speckman drops by with a look at this weekend's events.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.