Disney’s Jerry Montgomery to speak at Moffitt Partners Breakfast; Mayor Pam Iorio to proclaim May Moffitt Month

May 17, 2006

Tampa, FL  – The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute hosts its annual Partners Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Jerry Montgomery, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Walt Disney World Resort. The Partners Breakfast, sponsored by Kellogg Company, is an event designed to recognize Moffitt’s contributors who help underwrite research and patient assistance at the Cancer Center. The breakfast is Wed., May 24, 7:30 a.m. at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in downtown Tampa.

Also at the breakfast Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will proclaim Make May Moffitt Month, a month-long endeavor to build cancer awareness throughout the Tampa Bay area. In its second year, Make May Moffitt Month has recruited 75 area businesses to inform their employees, customers and clients about the services offered at the Cancer Center. Last year, companies raised more than $80,000 for cancer research at Moffitt.

Underwriter Kellogg Company was founded on the premise that nutritious, grain-based foods contribute to achieving a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, and has sponsored the Partners Breakfast since 2003. This is a banner year as Moffitt Cancer Center celebrates its 20th anniversary, Kellogg Company celebrates its 100th anniversary and Disney celebrates the 50th anniversary of its theme park business.

Disney’s Jerry Montgomery leads all public affairs, government relations, community relations, minority business development, and communications teams at the Walt Disney World Resort. He also serves on the board of United Arts of Central Florida, a partnership of business leaders, elected officials, schools and individuals committed to enhancing the quality and variety of cultural experiences in the Orlando area. Montgomery is a graduate of Harvard University and earned his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading --more-- cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.