Moffitt Cancer Center Goes Blue in the Battle against Colon Cancer

March 04, 2010

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida.

WHAT:           Dress in blue and join Moffitt in the fight against colon cancer.


WHERE:        Friday, March 5:

  • “Dress in Blue Day” in Tampa to support colorectal cancer awareness and prevention


  • Event at Tampa’s Downtown Fresh Market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to discuss the importance of screening and ways to prevent cancer through diet and exercise


  • Lecture on colon cancer for the 8th grade science class at Sacred Heart Academy in downtown Tampa

WHY:             March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. More than 150,000 people are                                diagnosed with this disease every year, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer death                              in the country. But it can be prevented and treated. That’s why Moffitt has organized events                           to get people talking and learning how to beat this disease.

CONTACT:    Christine Roemer at (813) 745-6432 or

                        Visit for more information on                                colorectal cancer awareness events at Moffitt.

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.