Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center Reach Out To Florida At Free Educational Update Reception

March 05, 2008

Tallahassee, FL— Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center will host a free educational cancer care and research update and reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 17 on the 22nd floor of the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. The event will highlight the latest advances in cancer care, research and prevention provided by Tallahassee Memorial, Moffitt and its 14 other affiliated hospitals in Florida.  

Presented in partnership with AAA Auto Club South, the reception is hosted by Mark O’Bryant, president and CEO of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc., and W. Jack Pledger, Ph.D., deputy center director of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Space is limited. For a reservation, call 1-800-456-3434, Ext. 1522, by March 13. Due to limited parking in downtown Tallahassee, attendees are asked to park in nearby Kleman Plaza.                                           

About Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center

Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center offers comprehensive and compassionate care and a broad range of cancer treatment services and procedures close to home. In addition, the Cancer Center is affiliated with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa. The Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, making it Florida’s longest continually accredited cancer program in the community hospital category.

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.