Moffitt Cancer Center and AAA Auto Club South 'Reaching Out to Florida' with Free Health and Safety Information

March 06, 2006

Tallahassee, FL– H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and AAA Auto Club South will be “Reaching Out To Florida” March 27 at a free health and safety celebration featuring music, refreshments, giveaways and information that can enhance the lives of Floridians. The public is invited to attend this free event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida State Capitol, Senate Portico. For more information, call 800-456-3434, ext. 4099.

Moffitt and its 15 affiliate hospitals in Florida will provide information on the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention, while AAA Auto Club South will offer information addressing the public health concern about traffic safety.

Moffitt affiliates participating in the event include All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg; Baptist Hospital, Pensacola; Bethesda Healthcare System, Boynton Beach; Broward General Medical Center and North Broward Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale; Center for Cancer Care & Research, Lakeland; Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte; Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg; Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart; Morton Plant Mease Health Care, Clearwater; Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala; Parrish Medical Center, Titusville; Sarasota Memorial Health System, Sarasota; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa; and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (www.moffitt.org) is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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