RSVP today for our events honoring Ovarian Cancer Awareness month!

1st Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Mixer

Friday, November 3rd 7pm - 9pm Candy Apple Cafe 400 North Hogan Street Jacksonville, FL 32202

All Cancer Survivors, Caregivers & Supporters are invited to attend. 

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Seminar: Body, Mind and Spirit

Saturday, November 4th 12pm - 3pm Helen McCroy Multipurpose Building 6360 Commerce Street, Jacksonville, FL 32211 

All Cancer Survivors, Caregivers & Supporters are invited to attend. 


The mission of The Joys of a Healing Spirit, Inc. is to improve health literacy, health promotion and community awareness regarding ovarian and other gynecological cancers by hosting seminars, workshops and fundraising events.  

Our purpose is restore joy, healing, and uplift the spirits of women diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecological cancers.  


founder ovarian cancer awareness

Tiffani N. Mickens, founder of The Joys of a Healing Spirit, Inc., is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the local public schools, and is a graduate of Samuel W. Wolfson high school. After this time, she attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville for two years, then later transferred to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida. This is where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.  

Her career includes nursing education at the postsecondary level and critical care nursing. Tiffani has served on many professional committees including scholarship, curriculum development and cultural competence. She has also developed workshops and seminars to promote healthy lifestyles.  

Tiffani’s inspiration and interest in ovarian cancer increased after she experienced the personal loss of her cousin, Mrs. Belinda Joy O’Neal Britton after an 18-month battle with ovarian cancer. After many years of educating countless families and patients with life-threatening and even terminal health conditions Tiffani now understood that her “calling” is to educate the community.  

The Joys of a Healing Spirit, Inc. a not for profit organization 501 (c)(3) (pending) was established in 2017 by founder, Tiffani Mickens who in her advanced studies developed a passion for women’s health education and health promotion. She researched ovarian cancer in her community, only to find there are limited resources, services and support groups in the surrounding Jacksonville area.  


Scholarly Work

"Could the lump in my neck be cancer? Are all thyroid nodules cancerous?” , Apr 2017

“Mysterious symptoms linked to SLE” , Aug 2016 

"Blacks are not immune from sun-caused skin cancer” , June 2014 

Masters Thesis: “Health Concept and Health Promoting Behaviors of African American Women with Cardiovascular Disease”, June 2007 

For more information on gynecological cancers: 


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P.O. Box 77612, Jacksonville, FL 32226 

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