May 24, 2013

5 Things to do Memorial Day Weekend
Pinellas Beaches Patch – May 24
More than 150 paddleboarders are expected to hit the water off Treasure Island for the 3rd annual "Paddle Against Cancer" to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Outdoors: Red snapper season changes, sailing awards and championships
Tampa Bay Times – May 23
The race, organized by cancer survivor Gene Evans, has helped raise nearly $40,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center since 2011.

Lehigh Valley health system joins Moffitt’s new network
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 22
Lehigh Valley Health Network has joined the newly launched Moffitt Oncology Network.

A concert worth hearing: Business owners who battled cancer and won host bash to give back
Naples Daily News – May 22
The Rabils went to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Florida Public Relations Association conference to feature media panel
TCPalm – May 22
Keynote Speaker Joe Hice, APR, CPRC, MBA with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will discuss the art of crafting effective messages.

Paddleboard becomes weapon against cancer
Tampa Bay Times – May 21
During his first surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center, doctors had to remove a rib and collapse a lung to stabilize his spine by installing a titanium cage.

Swimmers come out in Clearwater to raise money for Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Times – May 21
Swim Across America's second annual open-water fundraising swim benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center took place Saturday at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

Making a Difference: Bay area volunteers Paddle Against Cancer
10 News – May 21
"We started it three years ago to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center," said nonprofit founder 52-year-old Gene Evans.

UVA Cancer Center appoints new director
Virginia Business News – May 21
Loughran previously was program leader of hematologic malignancies at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, associate director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SUNY Health Science Center, and chief of hematology at the Syracuse Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Thomas P. Loughran Jr., MD, appointed director of UVA Cancer Center
Augusta Free Press – May 21
He previously served as program leader of hematologic malignancies at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, associate director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SUNY Health Science Center, and chief of hematology at the Syracuse Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.

LVHN builds on relationship with FL cancer hospital
WFMZ 69 News (Allentown, Pa.) – May 20
Lehigh Valley Health Network is joining the new Moffitt Oncology Network.

O’Brien’s in Brandon raises $4,000 for cancer with Duckie Derby
The Tampa Tribune – May 20
The event raised $4,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center’s annual fundraising event, Miles for Moffitt, with more than 200 people in attendance.

Scott to veto tuition hike, okay Medicaid transition money
Tampa Bay Times – May 19
Among those who sent them were Miami's Jackson Health System president and CEO Carlos Migoya, Tampa General Hospital president and CEO Jim Burkhart, Moffitt Cancer Center's Jack Kolosky and Broward Health CEO and president Frank Nask.

Cancer programs receive Byers Oncology Award
Daily Commercial – May 19
CFHA provides services to Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties through inpatient acute hospital services at The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center, inpatient rehabilitation services at its North Campus in Leesburg, Cancer Care at its Moffitt Cancer Center in The Villages and diagnostic laboratory services at several locations.

Tampa bay swimmers raise $150,000 for cancer research
10 News – May 18
250 swimmers took to the water at Pier 60 today in Clearwater Beach, in an effort to raise money for Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dick Vitale Gala expected to raise $2 million
10 News – May 18
Much of the money stays local, going to facilities such as All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Wracked with cancer, St. Petersburg senior has one goal: graduation
Tampa Bay Times – May 17
It was May 14, three weeks and one day before graduation, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, where she recently received treatment, had arranged for the Rays to honor Lyndsey with a video about her life after the second inning of that night's game against the Red Sox.

140 local business Twitter handles
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 17
Here are 140 Tampa Bay area Twitter handles to follow. @MoffittNews

Pediatric cancer the focus of V Foundation
WWSB, MySuncoast – May 17
As a matter of fact, a large portion of the funds will stay right here in Florida and will fund grants at Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

After Cancer, Handler Finds Ironman a Cinch
The Ledger – May 17
He travels to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for daylong treatment at least once a month because of cancerous tumors in his liver.

Cancer biorepository speeds clinical trials and drug development
Oncology Nurse Advisor – May 17
Total Cancer Care© is a comprehensive approach to cancer that was launched at Moffitt Cancer Center in 2005 in Tampa, Florida.

Style Q&A: Shirley E. Noland's legacy lives on
Florida Today – May 17
On a national basis, the foundation has donated to Moffitt Cancer Center and MD Anderson Cancer Research Center to help find a cure for cancer.

World’s Richest, tarpon festival, Kids Classic coming up this week
The Boca Beacon – May 17
This year, proceeds from the tournament will go to the Families First program at Moffitt Cancer Center, a program initiated to help parents and their children as they adjust to the changes that occur within the family when a parent has cancer.

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