Moffitt Cancer Center Celebrates Survivors

May 14, 2008

Celebrating Life

Tampa, FL– A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult obstacle to overcome. Moffitt Cancer Center celebrates and recognizes cancer survivors.

Moffitt will be “Celebrating Survivorship” in an educational event that is interactive and entertaining to patients, caregivers and health care providers.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Registration and breakfast will be available from 8 to 9 a.m.

“Celebrating Survivorship” will offer new initiatives in survivorship care and research, resource and support services and the opportunity to speak with a panel of survivors and health care providers.

The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Wendy S. Harpham, an internal medicine physician, long-term cancer survivor and best-selling author of “Happiness in a Storm.” She will address the obstacles to happiness after a cancer diagnosis.

Moffitt’s Dr. Richard Gross and Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D. will also present “New Initiatives in Survivorship Care and Research.” 

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free and reservations are required. Please RSVP to 1-888-MOFFITT by June 16.

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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