Moffitt Cancer Center, Cure on Wheels, Inc. Team Up For Capitol Ride

March 12, 2010

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center and Cure on Wheels, Inc.

WHAT:           Launch of the Capitol Ride, a three-day, 300-mile trek from Tampa to the state Capitol. A contingent of Cure on Wheels riders, including researchers and patients, will travel to the capital for Moffitt Day in Tallahassee on March 17.

WHEN/           12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14: King High School marching band to perform

WHERE:        12:45 p.m. Sunday: Welcome remarks and kickoff from researcher Dr. Richard Lush; introduction of cyclists

1 p.m. Sunday: Cyclistsleave the main entrance of Moffitt, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa

                        8:30 a.m. Monday: Leaves AAA Spring Hill office, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill

                        8:30 a.m. Tuesday: Leaves Alachua

                        10 a.m. Wednesday: Leaves Wakulla

                        Noon Wednesday: Arrives at the Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee

WHY:             From the executive director of Moffitt’s Clinical Research Operations to an AML leukemia survivor who received lifesaving stem-cell transplants from his brother, rider profiles are available.

Prior to embarking, Capitol Ride bikers will deliver a few short speeches, and the King High School Marching Band will be on hand to play the national anthem and provide musical entertainment.

Follow the journey on Moffitt’s Facebook fan page (Moffitt Cancer Center) and Moffitt’s twitter page (MoffittNews).

CONTACT:    governmentrelations@moffitt.org orwww.insidemoffitt.com/TourdeMoffitt

About Moffitt Cancer Center

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 14 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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