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Readiness Clinic Offers Incentive To Join Bank Of St. Petersburg Miles For Moffitt

Feb 20, 2008

Tampa, FL (Feb. 20, 2008) — An eight-week readiness clinic beginning Saturday, March 15, is being offered to anyone wanting to participate in the Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt — a 5K and one-mile walk/run being held Saturday, May 10, at the University of South Florida Tampa campus.  

Held in cooperation with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and Sweetbay Supermarket, the Moffitt Morning Milers clinic meets from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, March 15 to May 3, at the cafeteria at Moffitt Cancer Center. The $30 clinic fee covers the eight-week training session, race registration and T-shirt. Anyone who attends six out of eight sessions and completes the race will receive a three-month YMCA individual membership.

Weekly sessions include warm-up exercises, group training walks, refreshments and presentations on wellness topics designed to promote fitness and prepare participants for the event.  Topics cover nutrition, therapeutic massage, injury prevention during exercise and selection of proper footwear.  

Thanks to generous sponsorship support for Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt, all proceeds from the clinic and race registration fees benefit cancer research at Moffitt. Among the sponsors are the University of South Florida, Tampa Bay Rays, News Channel 8, The Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay’s Q-105, WQYK, AAA Auto Club South and Embassy Suites.

Space is limited, so register early. Sign up at www.MilesForMoffitt.com, or call (813) 745-1346 for an entry form.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center (www.moffitt.org) is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
Founded in 1889, the Tampa YMCA is the oldest human service organization in Hillsborough County and a leader in providing innovative programs to build health in spirit, mind and body.  The Tampa YMCA’s locations include 9 full service membership facilities, 5 wellness centers and 3 program sites, including an outdoor adventure camp, a First Tee of Tampa golf site, a Youth & Family Center with a water park, and 39 after-school  program sites.  The Tampa YMCA currently serves more than 130,000 people annually with an array of services, including child care, parent-child programs, teen development, summer programs, youth educational/employment programs, foster care, family resource centers, plus wellness and fitness programs for all ages and abilities.  More information may be found at www.tampaymca.org.

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