February 21, 2014

Sebring's Ila Cox battling colon cancer; prevention expo to be held in March
Highlands Today – Feb. 21
She is currently getting three-hour chemotherapy treatments every other week at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa.

Q&A: The basics about e-cigarettes
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 20
“E-cigarettes are very controversial,” Thomas Brandon, director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, recently told the Times.

Courageous couple battles cancer together
Florida Today – Feb. 20
The Arroyos, who both visit Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for additional treatment, did get some good news recently.

Job seekers attend U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor's Tampa job fair
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 19
Several companies were on hand to talk with job candidates and hire full- and part-time employees. Some of the companies represented were Ashley Furniture, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Moffitt Cancer Center and T-Mobile.

Scanlon Auto supports local events and nonprofits
Naples Daily News – Feb. 19
On March 2, Scanlon Auto will serve as the Pace Car sponsor for the Hooters Half Marathon, which benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center and Barbara’s Friends.

Patients and doctors get together to beat cancer
10 News – Feb. 18
They’re not just living, they are thriving, and they thank Moffitt Cancer Center for being a lifesaver. Patients and survivors had lunch with doctors today at Fox Hollow Golf and Country Club. It gave them a chance to hear about the newest advancements to beat cancer.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
ABC Action News – Feb. 18
Dozens of people who want the State Legislature to increase government funding for cancer research will be in Tallahassee on Tuesday for Moffitt Day.

Bay area group to lobby Tallahassee lawmakers for cancer funding
Bay News 9 – Feb.  18
Cancer research advocates from the Bay area are in Tallahassee today to ask lawmakers for more funding. Several dozen cancer survivors, supporters and representatives from Moffitt Cancer Center are en route to the capitol today to urge lawmakers for more funding to find a cure for cancer.

Advocates head to Tallahassee to push for more cancer funding
FOX 13 – Feb. 18
The fight to cure cancer is going to the state capitol. About 50 “Speak Out for Moffitt” advocates will take a bus to Tallahassee to share their personal stories with lawmakers, urging them to continue funding for cancer research.

15th annual Sarasota Women’s Cancer Awareness Luncheon ‘Cure on the Runway’
Longboat Observer – Feb. 17
The event, which benefits women’s cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center, featured a runway show with Spring 2014 fashions provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Shear Express donates $22,000 in wigs to Moffitt Cancer Center
Villages-News – Feb. 17
Shear Express, which operates three hair salons in The Villages, has donated $22,000 worth of Gabor and Raquel Welch wigs and accessories for the Cancer Resource Room in the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages Regional Hospital. The accessories include mannequin stands for display.

Guest column: John Grant: FREE TRADE OR FURTHER OPRESSION
MarcoNews.com – Feb. 16
This week I toured a melanoma research lab at The Moffitt Cancer Center to hear first-hand about a major breakthrough for treating that dread disease.

Out and About: Cure on the Runway
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Feb. 13
When it’s time for Moffitt Cancer Center's annual fundraising event - this year themed “Cure on the Runway” - you know you are in for an afternoon filled with hope, laughter and tears, and this year’s event did not disappoint.

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