Luncheon Honoring Betty Castor

Please join us for the 2019 Leading the Way Luncheon benefitting the USF Women's Health Collaborative. This year, we will be honoring women’s health advocate Betty Castor with the 2019 Remark-a-Bull Award.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606

$75 single ticket* RSVP at
*Come early at 11 a.m. to shop pop-up boutiques from popular local retailers to benefit the Women’s Health Collaborative. Shops will also be open after the luncheon.
*To inquire about sponsorships and reserved tables, please contact Ashley Messer at (813) 974-8276 or

Presented by PNC Bank

Remark-a-Bull Award Honoree

*BETTY CASTOR *is widely recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s most accomplished women in politics and a strong advocate for education and health care. In 1972, Castor was the first woman elected to the Hillsborough County Commission. After serving a 4-year term as county commissioner, she was elected to the Florida Senate in 1976 where she co-sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment and championed bills to fund early childhood education and domestic abuse centers. Castor has also been a significant influence at the University of South Florida, serving as the first female president from 1994 to 1999. During her time as president, Castor founded the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at USF Health. Castor and her husband, Sam Bell, also continue to be devoted supporters of the College of Public Health. Castor is a founding member of the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy and in 2011, former president Barack Obama appointed her to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.


The entrance is located off North Howard Avenue. On-site parking is available.

USF Women's Health Collaborative Lunch

USF Health honored ophthalmologist Moira J. Burke, MD, and retired WFLA-TV news anchor Gayle Sierens with its "Remark-a-Bull" awards for advancing women's health issues in the Tampa Bay area.

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