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“Moffitt Day” Focuses On Hope, Need For Continued Support Of Cancer Research In Florida

Mar 16, 2009

Media Alert

March 16, 2009

Who: Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center

What: “Moffitt Day” recognizes the need for continued legislative support against Florida’s second leading cause of death, cancer.  

Open to the public, exhibits will be present in the state capitol plaza and new capitol lobby featuring displays, demonstrations, giveaways and information on the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention.

Speak Out for Moffitt will also host dozens of passionate citizens, survivors, patients and family members from around the state who have been touched by this disease to meet with legislators and speak to the public. 

When/Where:
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Florida State Capitol Plaza and State Capitol Building Lobby
Exhibits featuring displays, demonstrations, giveaways and information on the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention. Open to the Public

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Florida State Capitol Building, 22nd Floor
Barbeque and reception with Moffitt Cancer Center representatives and doctors, legislators and supporters of Florida’s fight against cancer. Open to the Public

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  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. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About Speak Out for Moffitt
Speak Out for Moffitt is a coalition of patients, their friends and families and health care professionals who communicate the importance of cancer research to elected officials at the local, state and federal level. Speak Out for Moffitt is open to anyone with a stake in the battle against cancer.

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