Moffitt Cancer Center Sends More Than 50 Advocates to Tallahassee to Share Their Story with Lawmakers

February 01, 2017

WHAT:           Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting its 12th-annual Moffitt Day at the Florida State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7.  The day of advocacy recognizes the need for continued legislative support to eradicate Florida’s second leading cause of death – cancer. 

More than 50 Speak Out for Moffitt advocates, including patients, caregivers and Moffitt team members, will travel to Tallahassee for the event. Advocates will 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. 

WHEN:          Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 a.m. – More than 50 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 McKinley Outpatient Center, 10920 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

CONTACT:     Lisa Chillura, 813-745-1353, Lisa.Chillura@Moffitt.org.  

Click the links for b-roll and SOTs from last year’s event. 

Patient advocates available for media interviews. 

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

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