ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —Moffitt Cancer Center, a Tampa-based nonprofit cancer hospital and research institute, has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which runs March 10-12 through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg.
Through the multiyear agreement, Moffitt becomes the title sponsor of Victory Circle. The stage and location of all pre-race ceremonies and champagne celebrations throughout the weekend will feature a prominent Moffitt presence including branding and Moffitt VIP guests.
Moffitt is ranked No. 6 on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Cancer rankings. In March 2015, Moffitt earned the prestigious nursing Magnet designation recognizing its nursing excellence. Serving patients from all 50 states and more than 130 countries, Moffitt boasts patient outcomes that beat the national average. Moffitt is one of 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the only one based in Florida.
“We are so pleased to be entering into this partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “Moffitt is a world-renowned organization and does such important work for a cause that is very close to our hearts. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with their team to help bring visibility to their efforts in our community, in Florida and around the world, and I’m certain the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg champion will be honored to celebrate their win in Moffitt Victory Circle!”
As an official event partner, Moffitt will also provide onsite fan activation opportunities including the Moffitt Mole Patrol with the goal of promoting skin cancer education and awareness, further complimented by signage on the race track and throughout the venue.
“Moffitt is honored to be an official partner of the race, and we are particularly pleased to sponsor Victory Circle,” says Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. “Moffitt is all about helping our patients find the courage to fight cancer and see it through to the finish to take control of this disease.”
For more information on corporate partnerships or hospitality at the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, visit www.gpstpete.com.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2.5 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,200 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 13th year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, as are the Honda Indy Toronto (July 14-16, 2017) and the Honda Indy at Mid-Ohio (July 28-30, 2017).