Moffitt Cancer Center To Celebrate LIVESTRONG Day

September 25, 2009

Tampa, FLMoffitt Cancer Center is teaming up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to celebrate LIVESTRONG Day, a nationwide event to unite people affected by cancer. Moffitt’s Patient Library & Welcome Center will host a LIVESTRONG open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 on the second floor of the Moffitt Clinic Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

The foundation is coming together with The New Tampa Family YMCA to develop a new Cancer Survivor Wellness group. The program is dedicated to support people affected by cancer and to help them reach their health and well-being goals. The YMCA will have representatives speak with patients and families about the group inside the Patient Library at 10 a.m.

Stop by to receive a Lance Armstrong guidebook, wristband and cancer survivorship kits. Multilingual educational resources and displays will be available, and there will be special tributes for courageous cancer survivors.

Don’t miss the drawing for a chance to win two books by Kris Carr, as well as University of South Florida football tickets. Light refreshments will be served.

Everyone with a stake in the battle against cancer is encouraged to attend.

If you want to be a part of LIVESTRONG Day, the Lance Armstrong Foundation encourages you to wear yellow on Oct. 2. You can also organize your own LIVESTRONG Day event in your community. Register here.

About the Lance Armstrong Foundation

At the Lance Armstrong Foundation, we fight for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. There can be – and should be – life after cancer for more people. That's why we kick in at the moment of diagnosis, giving people the resources and support they need to fight cancer head-on. We find innovative ways to raise awareness, fund research and end the stigma about cancer that many survivors face. We connect people and communities to drive social change, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. Anyone anywhere can join our fight against cancer. Join us at www.LIVESTRONG.org.

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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