Moffitt Day Focuses On Hope, Need for Continued Support of Cancer Research in Florida

March 04, 2013

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 13, 2013

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

Florida State Capitol Rotunda and Courtyard

Moffitt Cancer Center exhibits and information

  •          12:00 p.m. Cure On Wheels, Inc., riders arrive at the Historic Capitol steps in the Rotunda for the Capitol Ride finish; Open to the public
  •          12:00 p.m. Press Conference hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center to honor the Capitol Rider cyclists, survivors and legislators on-hand; Open to the public

WHY:  Exhibits in the State Capitol Rotunda will feature information on the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at Moffitt and its partner institutions. Members of the Speak Out for Moffitt coalition – 40 passionate citizens, cancer survivors, patients and family members from across the state – will be at the Capitol to meet with legislators and speak to the public.  Cure on Wheels riders will also complete the Capitol Ride, a nearly 300-mile trek from Tampa to the steps of the Capitol, to raise awareness of the need to support life-saving cancer research. Moffitt partner AAA Auto Club South will provide bicycle safety information.

For more information, please visit www.cureonwheels.org

CONTACT:    governmentrelations@moffitt.org

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41
National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.

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