Moffitt Cancer Center, Cure on Wheels Inc. Team Up For Capitol Ride

February 10, 2011

WHO:  Moffitt Cancer Center and Cure on Wheels, Inc.

WHAT: Launch of the Capitol Ride, a three-day, nearly 300-mile trek from Tampa to the state Capitol. A contingent of Cure on Wheels riders, including researchers and patients, will travel to the capital for Moffitt Day in Tallahassee on Feb. 15.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13: Brief sendoff ceremony at the main entrance of Moffitt, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa. The King High School marching band will perform.

WHERE: 8 a.m. Monday: Leaves Fairfield Inn Ocala, 4101 S.W. 38th Court, Ocala.

                        8 a.m. Tuesday: Leaves Hampton Inn, 2399 S. Byron Butler Parkway, Perry.

                        Noon Tuesday: Arrives at the Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee.

WHY: From the executive director of Moffitt’s Clinical Research Operations to a six-time cancer survivor who has competed in more than 200 triathlons, rider profiles are available. Moffitt is celebrating 25 years committed to one mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Prior to embarking Sunday from Moffitt, a few short speeches will be delivered by riders of the Capitol Ride. 

Follow the journey on Moffitt’s Facebook fan page (Moffitt Cancer Center) and Moffitt’s twitter page (MoffittNews).

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, one in Pennsylvania 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 marks a very important anniversary this year – 25 years committed to one mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.