Moffitt Cancer Center Launches to fund Cancer Research

November 18, 2008

CRA to offer online shopping site featuring great deals and discounts from more than 600 top retailers  


Tampa, Fla. – Nov. 18, 2008 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, one of 12 world-class cancer centers in the Cancer Research Alliance (CRA), and Mall Networks, the leading provider of merchant-funded loyalty shopping solutions, today announced the launch of a new online shopping mall to raise money for cancer research. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, consumers can now visit and make purchases from more than 600 leading online merchants. A portion of each purchase will benefit cancer research done byMoffitt Cancer Center.

Starting today, consumers can shop at for their holiday shopping needs and help fight cancer without having to fight a crowd. Highlights of the online shopping mall include:

  • Hundreds of discounts and coupons from more than 600 merchants
  • Free shipping offers
  • Special, limited-time offers
  • Comparison shopping across 20 million products

“This is a win-win situation – consumers can shop for holiday gifts while, at the same time, help raise money to fund innovative cancer research,” said William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., CEO/Center Director, Moffitt Cancer Center. “We turned to Mall Networks for this exciting project because we’re confident that its innovative and robust online loyalty shopping solution will make it simple, convenient and enjoyable for people to make a difference in the fight against cancer.”    

Ben Kaplan, COO of Mall Networks, said, “We are delighted to support the CRA in its efforts to raise money for these highly regarded cancer centers this holiday season by offering the most innovative and exciting online shopping program for consumers.”

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center 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.

About The Cancer Research Alliance

The Cancer Research Alliance is comprised of 12 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers representing varying geographic areas of the U.S. All of its participating facilities are designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as comprehensive cancer centers—a distinction shared by only 39 institutions in the country. The NCI designation as “comprehensive” acknowledges the breadth, depth and integration of the cancer centers’ laboratory, clinical, and population-based research programs.