Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Free Community Tours during National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

April 02, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – In recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (NMCAW), Moffitt Cancer Center will offer free health disparities community tours from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 17.

NMCAW is recognized nationally during the third week of April to spotlight the impact of cancer on minority groups, as well as promote prevention and treatment options among populations at greater risk of developing cancer. Moffitt’s goal is to increase community awareness of cancer health disparities, providing education and offering resources to improve health outcomes.

Highlights of the tour include health disparities education and awareness; remarks by Moffitt leadership; and information on clinical trials, language services and Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources (M-POWER).

In conjunction with the health disparities community tours, Moffitt will also host or participate in the following events throughout April:

April 7

  • “Community Conversations” Radio Show, WTBN, 570 & 910 AM

A radio show airing every Saturday exploring key topics that matter in the community, revolving around physical, mental, educational and economic health.  B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of Moffitt Diversity, is a co-host on the show.

10–11 a.m.

Call 1-877-866-6687.

  • Yo me cuido program, Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium – Moffitt Stabile Research Building

Topic: “Breast Cancer Screenings, Nutrition and Cancer Risk Reduction”

(Event entirely in Spanish)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Free lunch and parking. Register by calling 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488).

Sponsored by Moffitt, Univision Tampa Bay and the American Cancer Society.

April 13

  • Moffitt smoking cessation presentation, Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium – Moffitt Stabile Research Building

Topic: “Tobacco Dependence and Smoking Cessation in African Americans: A Health Equity Research Program”

           Guest Speaker: Dr. Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

            12–1 p.m.

Sponsored by USF Health and Moffitt, supported by the Center for Equal Health

April 27

  • “How to Plan a Health Fair” Workshop, Ferman Family Conference Room – Moffitt Stabile Research Building

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Must register to attend the event by calling Jeannette Palencia at (813) 745-4972.

April 28

  • International Spring Festival

First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace, 10002 N. 56th St., Temple Terrace

1–4 p.m.

Event includes free HIV, STD and Hepatitis testing; free BMI, blood pressure, body fat, glucose and cholesterol testing; and cancer health screening education materials.

All events are free. For more information, contact Erika Harris at (813) 745-6959 or


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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is also 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.