WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, is joining forces with the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and University of South Florida Bulls.
WHAT: Moffitt is hosting its fourth-annual Mascots at Moffitt Day. Mascots from Tampa’s four major sports teams will visit the cancer center to show their support for Moffitt’s patients. The mascot lineup includes the Tampa Bay Rays’ Raymond, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Captain Fear, University of South Florida’s Rocky D. Bull and Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug.
PHOTO OP: This fearsome foursome will also lead a pep rally for Moffitt team members featuring a flash mob choreographed to Andy Grammer’s “Good To Be Alive.” Moffitt’s Wellness Program will kick off the flash mob at 12:15 p.m.
WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
11 a.m.: Mascots to spread cheer with Moffitt patients
Noon: Moffitt pep rally
12:15 p.m.: “Good To Be Alive” flash mob featuring the mascots
WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Click here to check out last year’s Mascots at Moffitt Day fun. For photo requests, please email Lisa.Chillura@Moffitt.org. This event is not open to the public, therefore we are requesting only day-of coverage.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 48 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 Florida 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 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.