Downtown Tampa Lights Up Teal for Cervical Cancer

November 16, 2020

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center and the World Health Organization (WHO)

WHAT: Moffitt is partnering with the WHO to illuminate the international health organization’s global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer. Buildings in downtown Tampa, including the Rivergate Tower and SunTrust Financial Centre, will light up in teal in support of the cause.

Cervical cancer is one cancer the world can eliminate. The WHO’s strategy is, by 2030, to have all countries achieve:

  • 90% HPV vaccination coverage
  • 70% screening coverage
  • 90% access to treatment for cervical pre-cancer and cancer

Anna Giuliano, Ph.D., founding director of the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer at Moffitt, is available for interviews.

WHEN: Nov. 17          

WHERE: Rivergate Tower, 400 N. Ashley Drive, and SunTrust Financial Centre, 401 E. Jackson St.            

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 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is the No. 11 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

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