Moffitt Cancer Center Recognizes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

April 14, 2010

Tampa, FL – Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and minorities will die from the disease at a higher rate. Moffitt Cancer Center is recognizing these cancer concerns and will focus on prevention during National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, April 18-24. Moffitt will host educational events to highlight cancer health disparities and to promote healthy lifestyles.


Tampa Bay Caribbean Health Initiative - April 17

Moffitt will offer health education from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Area Community Development Corporation, 14013 N. 22nd St. This event will highlight wellness topics with discussions on how to achieve optimal health in today’s society. Free blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose screenings will be available. Information on lung, prostate and breast cancers will also be distributed. This event is open to the public.


Moffitt Diversity, M-POWER Outreach and Center for Equal Health Information Tables - April 19

Moffitt will provide information to educate patients, families and visitors from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria, 12902 Magnolia Drive.


“Meet the Experts”- April 20

Join Moffitt staff for “Meet the Experts: Culture in the Care Giving Experience,” 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Patient Library & Welcome Center, second floor, at the Moffitt Clinic Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. The presentation is free and open to the public, followed by a question-and-answer session.


Visit the Moffitt Diversity and M-POWER Outreach educational table for more information on cancer care and the Moffitt programs.


¡Salud! Serie de Charlas - April 24

In an effort to raise awareness and educate the Latino community, Moffitt will present “¡Salud! Serie de Charlas,” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ted and Marty Couch Auditorium at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.


The free program will host an expert panel that will discuss breast and ovarian cancers, osteoporosis, menopause, genetic testing, depression and emotional healing. A question-and-answer forum will follow.


This program, which will be delivered entirely in Spanish, is open to the community, families, patients and staff members. A complimentary lunch and door prizes will be included. Educational material will also be available.


To R.S.V.P., contact Venessa Rivera at or (813) 745-8701.


For more information on the events taking place during National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, contact Erika Harris at or (813) 745-6959.


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 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.