Puerto Rico Advisory Council
There is no better way to spread the word about Moffitt Cancer Center than to turn to those who have been touched by the wonderful patient care and cancer research that Moffitt provides.
The Puerto Rico Advisory Council is a group of grateful patients, family members and friends who work together to raise awareness about cancer and Moffitt in Puerto Rico. Through this council and its activities, we can bring cancer prevention and advocacy to the forefront of the health discussion within the island’s population.
Twice a year, Moffitt hosts education outreach events in Puerto Rico to help raise awareness about the cancer center. Click here for information about upcoming events in Puerto Rico.
How do Moffitt's efforts benefit Puerto Rico?
Moffitt Cancer Center has been collaborating with cancer researchers in Puerto Rico for more than a decade. The geographic proximity and large Hispanic population in the state of Florida and Puerto Rico have driven the creation of an academic partnership between Ponce Health Sciences University and Moffitt. The complementary expertise at both institutions provides a synergistic means of studying cancer in Puerto Rico.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded Moffitt and Ponce Health Sciences University approximately $8 million each to build a long-term infrastructure between the two institutions with an emphasis on eliminating cancer-related health disparities that particularly affect the Hispanic population.
How to get involved?
If you are interested in helping to advocate for Moffitt in Puerto Rico, please call 1-800-456-3434 (ext. 3571) or email PuertoRico@Moffitt.org.