Miles for Moffitt Cancer Center
Each year, the Moffitt Cancer Center holds Miles for Moffitt, a series of 5K and 10K races, with proceeds directly benefiting cancer research funding at Moffitt. This year’s event takes place Saturday, November 23 at Amalie Arena’s Ford Thunder Alley.
Runners and walkers are invited to take part, and supporters are always welcome to donate toward participants, volunteer on race day or stop by to cheer on the sidelines. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with first races to start at 8 a.m. Over the past 13 years, Miles for Moffitt has raised more than $5 million, funding 56 pilot research studies and garnering another $17.8 million in additional federal support. For more information, click here.
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In 1986, The Moffitt Cancer Center opened, the result of several years of Florida legislators working together to pass a bill to establish the cancer research institute and treatment center. Since then, the organization has developed a blood and marrow transplant program; created the Total Cancer Care® program designed to remove economic or geographic challenges preventing cancer treatment; and launched The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.
The Center has frequently partnered with other healthcare leaders such as the University of Florida and Shands Healthcare to further the growth of cancer research. Because of its dedication to expand and further the course of cancer treatments and research, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Center sixth among the top cancer hospitals in the U.S.
Photos courtesy of Moffitt Cancer Center