October 22, 2010

Thousands make cancer center fundraiser a big success
The Village Daily Sun – Oct. 22
Easily thousands of neighbors and friends from all over The Villages gathered to celebrate life during the “Doo Wop Under the Stars” musical fundraiser at The Villages Polo Club for the planned Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

Past visits paid by politicians
The Oracle – Oct. 21
Gore spoke at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center before 5 a.m. to fewer than 10 nurses and more than 100 news sources, such as the New York Times, on his stance on patient care and prescription drugs.

Young pros set summit Oct. 29
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 21
Merritt Marin, state legislative affairs director, Moffitt Cancer Center

Mayo Clinic program seeks to fill gaps in care for breast cancer survivors
The Florida Times-Union – Oct. 20
"What I hear from so many patients is they go back to their primary doctor and they say, 'I have fatigue,' and they'll say, 'Just be happy you survived,' " said Sarah Rausch, director of integrated medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which has operated a survivor clinic for all cancer patients since 2009.

Proper screening includes 3 steps
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 20
Proper screening for breast cancer involves three actions that must be done diligently, says Dr. John Kiluk, a Moffitt Cancer Center surgical oncologist who focuses on breast cancer.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman working to get pucks to the net
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 20
The Lightning Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Moffitt Cancer Center as part of Monday's Hockey Fights Cancer night.

Care to improve dramatically when Moffitt Cancer Center opens here
The Villages Daily Sun – Oct. 19
Renowned cancer centers such as Moffitt are few, far between, and usually located in large metropolitan areas.

CCF Junior Fair Board presents, 'The Gross Walk'
Naples Daily News – Oct. 19
Cheryl is now being referred to Moffitt Cancer Center and waiting on the next step in this long and tedious process.

Bolts notes: Lecavalier expects to return soon
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 18
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and CEO Tod Leiweke presented a check for $10,000 during the first intermission on behalf of the Lightning Foundation to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Full text of TBBJ’s transit tax debate reveals polarized views, many disparate facts
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 18
Moffitt Cancer, VA Hospital, these are all employers in this area who would love to invest the limited dollars they have in infrastructure they could use to treat people, or to educate people, and not to park them.

Social worker helps cancer patients during their toughest times
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 17
Bernales' job has always been to offer comfort to others, with a hospice service in Tampa for two years, and now as a social worker in the Center for Women's Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Bolts' scoring power evident
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 16
Monday's home game against Dallas is also Hockey Fights Cancer night, with check presentations made by the Lightning Foundation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as Moffitt Cancer Center.

We recommend: Congress D-11, Kathy Castor BRADENTON HERALD EDITORIAL | Incumbent’s district work laudable, merits new term
The Bradenton Herald – Oct. 16
On health issues, Castor secured $3.7 million for Manatee County Rural Health Services to cover capital improvements and the rising demand for care, and additional funding for the University of South Florida’s patient care, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Haley Veterans Hospital, a busy trauma center that cares for many of the most critically wounded soldiers.

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