Lung Cancer Awareness Events
Check out the events taking place throughout the month of November 2015 that benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and others:
- Give Lung Cancer the Boot to Support Lung Cancer Research at Moffitt
Nov. 6 – Give Lung Cancer the Boot will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 6 at The Clubhouse at the Bridges, 11350 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. The evening will feature the culinary skills of Chef Dave West from the Rolling Pin, Vino and Entertainment Italian Style. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. Proceeds to benefit Prelude to a Cure, which funds lung cancer research at Moffitt. Purchase tickets at www.PreludeToACure.com.
- De Moffitt a Puerto Rico: Charlas sobre cáncer
On Nov. 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Moffitt will offer the ninth event in its series of free cancer education programs called De Moffitt a Puerto Rico: Charlas sobre cáncer. The program, presented in Spanish, will focus on the latest advances in early detection and treatments for lung cancer where Dr. Scott Antonia, department chair of Thoracic Oncology, will be the guest speaker.
- Need Help to Quit Smoking?
Nov. 11 – Moffitt’s Tools To Quit program will hold a smoking cessation class from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Moffitt’s Muriel Rothman Clinic Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. The two-hour class helps participants prepare a quit plan tailored to cope with their nicotine cravings and triggers. Attendees will also receive four weeks of free nicotine patches. Nov. 19 is the Great American Smokeout. Come by Moffitt’s Patient Library and Welcome Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meet with Moffitt’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist at the Muriel Rothman Building - second Floor-Patient Library and Welcome Center.
- Veterans Encouraged to Schedule Lung Screenings
In honor of Veterans Day, Moffitt is teaming up with the Lung Cancer Alliance and Vietnam Veterans of America to encourage veterans to call or come in for a lung cancer assessment, and if needed, to schedule a CT scan from Nov. 9-14.
Many veterans are not aware that they are among those at highest risk for lung cancer and that screening with low-dose CT scans can save lives. The Department of Defense included cigarettes in K-rations until 1976, and consequently more than 70 percent of Vietnam veterans smoked. An estimated 50 percent still do. Studies have shown that risk is exacerbated by exposure to other known carcinogens such as Agent Orange, radon, asbestos, beryllium, diesel fuel exhaust and other battlefield emissions. Estimates of excess lung cancer risk and mortality among veterans range from 25 to 75 percent.
- LATTE Educational Forum in Naples
Nov. 13 – The Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (LATTE) program will hold a special educational forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Club at The Strand, 5840 Strand Blvd., Naples. Patients, families, caregivers and the public are invited to this free event. Dr. Christine Walko, research scientist in Personalized Medicine will present “Remembering the ‘Patient’ in Personalized Medicine.” The forum will also feature Dr. Jhanelle Gray, thoracic department associate member, who will present on the latest “Research Advancements in Lung Cancer Treatment.” A question and answer discussion will follow and education materials on thoracic cancers and Moffitt will be available.
- Moffitt Partners with Free to Breathe for the Second Annual Lung Cancer 5K
Nov. 21 – The Second Annual Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Walk will take place at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Blvd., Tampa on Nov. 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Join the “Moffitt Cancer Center’s LATTE Program” team to raise money for lung cancer research. Moffitt Cancer Center and the LATTE program will be sponsoring the Survivor Tent on race day.
- Bulls Against Cancer
Nov. 21 – The University of South Florida and Moffitt have partnered together on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. to honor lung cancer awareness month in the men’s basketball game vs. Boston University at the Sun Dome. The USF Bulls will wear white jerseys signifying lung cancer which will be auctioned off at a later time with proceeds to benefit research in the Thoracic Department at Moffitt. Dr. W. Michael Alberts will be attending the game to accept the donation on behalf of Moffitt. In addition, USF Bulls fans can also order limited edition Bulls Against Cancer Under Armour T-shirts now by visiting Moffitt.ViralStyle.com. Proceeds benefit cancer research and patient services at Moffitt.
- Rappel for Lung Cancer Research with Jillian’s Dream
Dec. 12 – The Second Annual Rappel for Lung Cancer Research is set to begin on Dec. 12 at the Parmenter Realty Partners Island Center skyscraper at 2701 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. This unique lung cancer fundraiser is put on by Jillian’s Dream, a nonprofit organization in honor of Jillian, a 28-year-old who passed away from lung cancer. Founder, and Jillian’s mother, Ros, said “Jillian told me she didn’t want a walk. She wanted something creative. She said, ‘Go big or go home.’ In Jillian’s memory, I’m committed to change. I believe that one day we will find the answer and a cure. Together, we are stronger than lung cancer.” Funds raised at this event will benefit Uniting Against Lung Cancer.
- Tampa Bay Lightning Partnership
Throughout the Lightning season this year, the team will donate a portion of the proceeds from their 50/50 raffle to Moffitt. For the six home games in November, a portion of the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit lung cancer research at Moffitt.