Moffitt Cancer Center Puts On Latino Event to Educate Community on Physical Activity, General Nutrition and Cancer

September 16, 2009

Tampa, FL– In an effort to raise awareness and educate the Latino community, Moffitt Cancer Center will present “¡Salud! Serie de charlas,” a free program developed by Latinos to be delivered entirely in Spanish. The second of this four-part series is Oct. 17 at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. Registration starts at 11 a.m.                

The program is as follows:

11:15–11:45 a.m. – Healthy cooking demonstration by Sweetbay Supermarket

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Expert panel

  • Fabiola Benitez , Senior Diet Technician, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Jeanmarie Palma, Studio F.I.T., Functionality in Training
  • A R.E.N.E.W. 180* participant
  • A community physician

1–1:15 p.m. – Zumba® class

Light snacks will be served. Parking is free and door prizes will be given away. Please call (813) 745-8701 to register for this event or e-mail Venessa.Rivera@moffitt.org.

Show your “¡Salud! Serie de charlas” flyer to receive $10 off one full-priced general admission ticket to MOSI. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. Not valid for special engagement exhibitions and films. Offer is valid for Oct 17 only.

  • The R.E.N.E.W. 180 Program is offered through Moffitt’s Department of Nutrition and Integrative Medicine Program. R.E.N.E.W. stands for Recovery with Exercise, Nutrition, Education and Weight management. R.E.N.E.W. 180 is a comprehensive lifestyle improvement program designed to meet the needs of cancer survivors after they have completed the initial phase of their therapy. This program provides practical and accurate information about nutrition and exercise for cancer risk reduction.

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.

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