Moffitt Cancer Center Sends More than 80 Advocates To Tallahassee to Share Their Story with Lawmakers

February 10, 2015

WHAT: Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting its 10th-annual Moffitt Day at the Florida State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 17.  The day of advocacy recognizes the need for continued legislative support to eradicate Florida’s leading cause of death – cancer.

More than 80 Speak Out for Moffitt advocates, who include patients, caregivers and Moffitt staff, will travel to Tallahassee for the event. Advocates meet with lawmakers and share Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer and ask for continued state support for the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.

Activities kick off on Saturday, Feb. 14, when 24 Cure on Wheelscyclists begin their four-day cancer-awareness ride that ends at the steps of the historic Capitol

WHEN: Cure on Wheels Sendoff, Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 a.m. – Two dozen Cure on Wheels cyclists will begin their Capitol Ride, a 4-day, 325 mile ride from Tampa to Tallahassee to raise funds for cancer research and patient services funding.

Speak Out For Moffitt Advocate Sendoff, Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 a.m. – More than 60 volunteers will board a bus and travel to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers, share why Moffitt is important to them and ask for continued state support for the cancer center.

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla., 33612. 

CONTACT:    Patty Kim, 813-745-7322, Patty.Kim@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. 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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