Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt to Be Held May 9 at USF Sun Dome Benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center Research

March 19, 2009

The event includes a 5-mile, 5K and 1-mile run/walk; Kids’ Dash; Gerdau Ameristeel Survivor Tribute; and Health Expo

Tampa, FL— The 2009 Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt will be held May 9 at the USF Sun Dome. The event, presented by the Tampa Bay Rays, includes a 5-mile run/walk at 7:15 a.m.; 5K run/walk at 8 a.m.; a 1-mile fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m. and a Kids’ Dash.                                        

Participating cancer survivors will be recognized at 9 a.m. at the Gerdau Ameristeel Survivor Tribute, followed by the Awards Ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

The event features a Health Expo by the University of South Florida College of Public Health and Moffitt Cancer Center. Post-race food is provided by Whole Foods, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Brandon and Columbia Restaurant. 

All proceeds from registration fees benefit cancer research at Moffitt. 

Online registration is available until May 3 at www.MilesForMoffitt.com. Late registration is available May 6 at Florida Bank in downtown Tampa; May 7 at Florida Bank in St. Petersburg; and May 8 at Moffitt and Feet First in south Tampa. Visit www.MilesForMoffitt.com or call the Race Hotline at (813) 745-1346. 

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.