Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation Hosts Fall for the Cause for Naples’ Women

September 30, 2009

Tampa, FL – The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will hostFall for the Cause, a women’s cancer awareness luncheon,at The Port Royal Club, 2900 Gordon Drive in Naples, at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4. The luncheon will feature leading Moffitt Cancer Center experts in breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers: Johnathan M. Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt and chair of its Department of Women’s Oncology; Robert M. Wenham, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G., clinical director of Moffitt’s Gynecologic Oncology Program; and Susan E. Minton, D.O., associate professor in the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program.

“Fall for the Cause is an exceptional opportunity to learn about the progress in preventing and treating women’s cancers,” co-chairwoman Kimberley Speer Miller said. “Every woman needs to equip herself with this potentially life-saving information and to learn more about Moffitt Cancer Center’s remarkable research and patient care.”

Fall for the Cause tickets cost $100 and patron tickets are $200, said co-chairwomen Donna Moore and Stephanie Pezeshkan. Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000 as a table host and $2,500 as a Gold Sponsor. Proceeds from the event will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center research.

To purchase a ticket or for more information, contact Sue Bliss in the Moffitt Foundation at 1-800-456-3434, Ext. 4860, or (813) 745-4860. Reservations must be made by Oct. 28.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s 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.