Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt Set for Saturday

May 08, 2008

About 3,000 people expected to be “on the move” for Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL – About 3,000 runners, walkers, cancer survivors and their supporters from across the Bay area are expected to be “on the move” for Moffitt Cancer Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the University of South Florida Sun Dome. The Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt is a 5K run and one-mile walk-run that traverses the USF Campus.

The event, which benefits Moffitt Cancer Center, also features a Survivors Celebration Event, kids’ races and games by Bright Horizons, Health Expo by the USF College of Public Health, and Florida Blood Services’ blood and marrow donor registry drive. Food is provided by Columbia Restaurant and Sweetbay Supermarket.

Cash awards go to the top three overall male and female winners and the top male and female cancer survivor winners.   

The Bank of St. Petersburg is title sponsor, joined by the Tampa Bay Rays as presenting sponsor, and sponsors USF; WFLA, News Channel 8; The Tampa Tribune; WRBQ-FM, Tampa Bay’s Q105; WQYK; Embassy Suites; and AAA Auto Club South.

Miles for Moffitt was founded in 2006 by Karen Dalton, wife of Dr. William S. Dalton, Moffitt CEO and center director.  The race has more than doubled in size in three years.

Miles for Moffitt Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Race Start

9 a.m. – Survivors Celebration Event

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – USF Health Fair/Family Activities

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center (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, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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