“Moffitt Day” Focuses On Hope, Need For Continued Support Of Cancer Research In Florida

March 15, 2010

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

WHAT:           “Moffitt Day” recognizes the need for continued legislative support to eradicate Florida’s second leading cause of death, cancer.

WHEN/           Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WHERE:        9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public

Florida State Capitol Rotunda and Senate Portico

Tour de Moffitt - Moffitt Cancer Center exhibits and information


                        12 p.m. Cure On Wheels, Inc., riders arrive at the Capitol; Open to the public

                        Monroe Street Entrance into courtyard

WHY:             Exhibits in the State Capitol Rotunda and Senate Portico will feature displays, demonstrations, giveaways and information on the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention. Members of the Speak Out for Moffitt coalition – dozens of passionate citizens, cancer survivors, patients and family members from around the state – will be at the Capitol to meet with legislators and speak to the public. Cure on Wheels, Inc., riders will also complete the Capitol Ride, a 300-mile trek from Tampa to the steps of the Capitol, to raise awareness of the need to support life-saving cancer research.

For more information, please visit www.insidemoffitt.com or www.cureonwheels.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.