Moffitt Cancer Center, Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Hold News Conference at State Capitol to Announce New Partnership

February 12, 2015

WHATMoffitt Cancer Center President & CEODr. Alan F. List and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam will announce a new partnership aimed at healthy living solutions during a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The announcement is part of the 10th-annualMoffitt Day at the State Capitol.

Moffitt Day brings more than 80 volunteers, including patients, caregivers, physicians and researchersto the State Capitol in support of Moffitt. Advocates meet with lawmakers and share Moffitt’s mission to eradicate cancer and ask for continued state support for the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. The day will kick off when 24 Cure on Wheelscyclists complete their four-day cancer-awareness ride at the steps of the historic Capitol.

WHO: Dr. Alan F. List, Moffitt’s president and CEO, Honorable Adam H. Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Marsha Hill, Moffitt patient and breast cancer survivor

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Florida State Capital Building Courtyard, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Fla., 32399  

CONTACT:   Kim Polacek, 813-507-3173, Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.orgwww.Moffitt.org/MoffittDay

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. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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