Pink Fire Trucks to Visit Moffitt Cancer Center during 2010 Pink Heals Tour

September 14, 2010

WHO:             Anyone impacted by cancer—supporters, patients, survivors, etc.

WHAT:           2010 Pink Heals Tour

Support cancer patients and survivors while attending the Guardians of the Ribbon’s Tampa visit, one of 46 scheduled stops of the Pink Heals Tour. Three pink fire trucks that are part of a nationwide movement are coming to Moffitt Cancer Center. Show your support for the fight against cancer and sign the trucks.

Following the event at Moffitt, the pink fire engines will caravan with local fire and police departments to Joe Chillura Park downtown for a rally that begins at noon.

Dr. John Kiluk, a breast surgical oncologist at Moffitt, will discuss the latest in breast cancer prevention, screening and support groups at the rally. Moffitt will offer breast cancer education materials. Some of the Guardians on the tour, along with local fire and police chiefs, are expected to talk to the audience, too. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories.

The downtown rally will have food, drinks and music.

Firefighter Dave Graybill founded the Guardians of the Ribbon organization in Phoenix to generate awareness. He wanted men nationwide to show their support to women of local communities enduring all types of cancer.

WHEN:           9:30 a.m. Sept. 29

WHERE:        Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 (9:30-11:15 a.m.)

                        Joe Chillura Park, downtown Tampa (12-5 p.m.)

CONTACT:    Alli Harris at Alexandra.Harris@moffitt.org or (813) 745-7369

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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