Moffitt & Cure on Wheels team up for 4th annual Capitol Ride - WFLA News Channel 8

Moffitt & Cure on Wheels team up for 4th annual Capitol Ride

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Moffitt Cancer Center and Cure on Wheels teamed up to launch the 4th Annual Capitol Ride, a three-day, 300-mile trek from Tampa to the state capitol in Tallahassee.  A contingent of Cure on Wheels riders, including researchers and survivors, will travel to the capital for Moffitt Day in Tallahassee on March 13.  Moffitt's contribution to this event is to further communication its mission of the prevention and cure of cancer; supporters will be lobbying lawmakers for increased government funding for vital cancer research.

The kickoff took place Sunday morning from the Moffitt Research Center in Tampa and will end at noon Wednesday, March 13 as the cyclers arrive at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee  Fifteen Bicyclists are called to the event for various personal reasons.  Many are riding in honor of family members who passed away as a result of the deadly disease.  Some riders are cancer survivors who want to create awareness of the disease and its prevention. 

Prior to embarking on the 300-mile journey, Capitol Ride participants delivered remarks from Moffitt. The King High School Marching Band was on-hand and plaed the national anthem and provided musical entertainment.

Those interested can follow the journey on Moffitt's Facebook fan page (Moffitt Cancer Center) and Moffitt's twitter page (MoffittNews).

 

 

 

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