WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive
Cancer Center based in Florida, and the Ponce School of Medicine are hosting a colorectal
cancer awareness event.
WHAT: The event pulls the resources of Moffitt’s Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology and the
Ponce School of Medicine-Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership to raise awareness about
colorectal cancer. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through a giant colon to
learn about different stages of the disease. Doctors, nurses, nutritionists and colorectal
cancer survivors will discuss personal risks for colorectal cancer, screening and prevention
tips and how diet and exercise can improve outcomes. The discussion will held in English
Onsite registration for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act will also be
Admission and parking are free. Lunch is included and attendees will have a chance to win
WHEN: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Registration begins at 8 a.m. WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla.
CONTACT: Reservations are required. E-mail PSM-MCC.Partnership@Moffitt.org or call
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.