Moffitt Cancer Center Sarasota Luncheon

Thank you to those who joined our annual luncheon in Sarasota!

This year’s luncheon was held at Michael’s on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens on Jan. 30. The event raised more than $200,000, bringing the grand total since 1998 to $1.5 million. All proceeds benefit the advancement of cancer research at Moffitt through the newly established Sarasota Innovation Fund. 

This year, CAR T, a revolutionary cellular immunotherapy, was the main topic of discussion. Attendees were given a glimpse of some of the cutting-edge research happening in their backyard from Moffitt expert, Dr. Frederick Locke. Learn more about this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Fred Locke!

For sponsorship or event information, please contact Liz Flach at (813) 745-1403 or

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Howard & Eileen Curd

Bravery Sponsors
Jeannie & Tom Russell
Bob & Suzann Soran

Inspiration Sponsors
Donald & Karen Grierson

Graci & Dennis McGillicuddy
The Milman-Kover Charitable Foundation by Susan F. Milman
Pecky Interiors

Hope Sponsors
Dr. Janet Allgair
Dr. Charles & Lisa Loewe

In-Kind Sponsors
Observer Media Group
Palm Printing

2020 Committee Members
Eileen Curd                                Penny Hill                                Alisa Pettingell
Veronica Brady                         Tammy Karp                           Jeannie Russell
Charlene Creel                          Donna Koffman                      Allison Scanlan
Kelly Engel                                 Sherry Koski                            Suzann Soran
Patricia Estes                            Elle McComb                          Charlene Wolff
Karen Grierson                          Lauren McComb                    Betsy Garner Wyant

In its early years, the luncheon was held to raise funds for and build awareness around breast cancer research. It has evolved into an event that funds innovative research in areas all across the cancer center. As the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida, Moffitt impacts residents throughout the entire state - including Tampa’s neighboring Sarasota and Manatee counties. In fact, thousands of patients from Sarasota are treated at Moffitt annually.


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