Moffitt Cancer Center To Host Florida Bank Miles For Moffitt, Ultra Miles For Moffitt

February 19, 2010

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida, invites you to the 2010 Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt and Florida Bank Ultra Miles for Moffitt races to support cancer research. Teams are forming now.

WHAT:           Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt: 1-mile, 5K, 5-mile, kids dash; Moffitt and the USF College of Health will host a health expo, including free skin cancer screenings, post-race massages and food; Gerdau Ameristeel Survivor Tribute ceremony; awards for first, second and third will be given in five-year age categories

WHEN:           May 15, 2010; 5-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m., 1-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; kids dash at 9:15 a.m.; late registration begins at 6 a.m. May 15, but participants registering on race morning will NOT be timed

WHERE:        USF Sun Dome parking area

WHAT:           Florida Bank Ultra Miles for Moffitt: 12-hour endurance run; electronic lap-counting will be available on the track; aid station will include food, water and Hammer Nutrition High Energy Electrolyte Drink

WHEN:           7 p.m. May 8 to 7 a.m. May 9

WHERE:        University of South Florida track

REGISTER:    Sign up on active.com ($15 for the 1-miler; $25 for the 5K, 5-miler and 5-mile wheelchair; $10 for the kids dash; $50 for the Ultra with a $100 suggested donation to Moffitt)

CONTACT:    Susan Meadows, (813) 745-1346 or susan.meadows@moffitt.org

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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