Moffitt Diversity

 Moffitt Diversity Newsletter

Fall 2012                                                                                                   Volume 1, Issue 2

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Save The Date
Did You Know?
"Community Conversations"
2011 Men's Health Forum - Update
Go Pink with Panera Bread and Moffitt
M-POWER Awarded Grant to Train Promotores
¡Salud! Serie de charlas
Moffitt at International Plaza
Tampa Heights Community Garden
Supplier Diversity Program at Moffitt

Upcoming Events

ˇ­Salud! Serie de charlas


Understanding Lung Cancer Webinar


Free Skin Cancer Screenings


Lung Cancer Awareness Month Activities


 2012 Men's Health Forum


Save The Date!

Save The Date transparent 


Mark your calendars! 

The next Men's Health Forum will take place on

March 17, 2012 from

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 the University of Florida's Marshall Center. More information coming soon!

Did You Know?

Pink Ribbon 

Breast cancer may have some warning signs you could be ignoring. While we all know about the lump in the breast, there are other signs that are not so well known.

Click here to read more.

"Community Conversations"

A radio show that explores key topics that matter in our community.  Conversations revolve around the physical, mental, educational, and economic health of our community.
Dr. B. Lee Green, vice president of Moffitt Diversity, is a co-host of the show.
Saturday Mornings from 10am - 11am on WTBN 570 AM or 910 FM
Click here to listen live

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Community Corner
Moffitt and Walgreens Make a $223,000+ DifferenceWalgreens Make A Difference


Moffitt Cancer Center and Walgreens, the nation's largest drug store chain, kicked off their first partnership to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. The "Make A Difference" campaign took place in nearly 300 stores throughout the West Coast of Florida and in south Georgia in June 2011 and raised $223,090.


During the "Make A Difference" campaign, Walgreens customers purchased and signed $1 and $5 "Make A Difference" circles in stores for outreach and education programs at Moffitt.


"Funding for programs that address underserved populations are dwindling nationwide," said B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of Moffitt Diversity. "So, we hope that this will be a long-standing relationship between Moffitt Cancer Center and Walgreens to tackle some tough issues and to build sustainable programs in underserved communities."

Find out more about the Make A Difference Campaign.


Men's Health Forum 
MHF Eng Span logo with gloves
The 2011 Men's Health Forum was a success!!!  523 men attended the annual event and received heath education and screenings, including skin cancer, vision, blood pressure, glucose and hearing. 
The 2011 Health Forum also marked the first time prostate cancer screenings were not done on site due to changes in guidelines for prostate cancer screening/exams.  Instead, eligible men were given a voucher to have a prostate screening at Moffitt's Lifetime Cancer Screening and Prevention Center. This new process provided benefits that were not available at past forums, including:
  • One-on-one time to take with a doctor or nurse to help with informed decision making.
  • More privacy while getting the exam.
  • Ability to track how PSA blood tests change over time - this helps with understanding if additional testing is needed and how often.
231 prostate cancer screening vouchers were distributed at the forum. Approximately 50% of men who received a voucher have been screened.
2011 Men's Health Forum

Video of the 2011 Men's Health Forum

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Panera Goes Pink For Moffitt!


Panera Goes PinkPanera Bread is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of the pink ribbon bagel. Stop by your local Panera Bread and buy a Pink Ribbon bagel to support Moffitt. A portion of the proceeds will help fund vital breast health education provided to the community by

M-POWER (Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources). 


Click here for participating locations, or visit  


M-POWER Awarded LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project Grant 

To address the needs of cancer survivors within the Hispanic/Latino community, LIVESTRONG created a cancer survivorship training cirriculum to increase Hispanic/Latino community health workers knowledge on the physical, emotional and day-to-day concerns of cancer survivors.  To date, over 500 community health workers across the county, also known as Promotores, have been trained.


Earlier this year, the LIVESTRONG Foundation offered communities across the country the chance to apply for a Community Impact Project Award to be used towards the training of more Promotores. Voting was done completely online which required support from the community.  We are pleased to announce that M-POWER (Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education and Resources) has been awarded a grant to train 25 Promotores in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.  Your votes, words of encouragement and enthusiasm for the Promotores Training Program made this a reality. The M-POWER program thanks everyone for their support.


Salud Logo

ˇSalud! Serie de charlas

Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Vincent A. Stabile Research Building


This free event will address topics related to lung cancers, such as screening, early detection, and new diagnostic techniques. Offered entirely in Spanish, ˇSalud! will have an expert panel that will givee brief presentations on the topics and will answer questions from the audience. The attendees will also find educational resources available in Spanish. Free lunch and raffles.  To register, please call the Spanish RSVP hotline at (813) 745-8701 or send an email to indicating your name, last name and phone number, as well as the number of attendees coming with you.

Moffitt at International Plaza Opens


Moffitt Cancer Center has leased and renovated a two-story building near Tampa International Airport and International Plaza - formerly a call center for Continental Airlines. Moffitt South, which occupied approximately 13,000 square feet at Tampa General Hospital (TGH), relocated to this new site and became Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza on July 1, 2011.


The building is approximately three times larger than the space Moffitt had occupied at TGH. The two-story center is also using state-of-the-art technology to enhance the patient experience through conveniences such as electronic medical records (paperless environment), a single check-in process for patients visiting for multiple appointments and electronic way-finding. The treatment services will include:

  • oncology physician practice office visits for medical, surgical and radiation oncology
  • infusion services
  • blood draw area and clinical laboratory
  • radiation therapy
  • radiology (PET, CT, MRI, Chest X-ray)

It is estimated there will be more than 30,000 patient visits during the first year. The operating hours are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the ability to expand hours during weekdays and Saturdays in the future.


Map and directions to Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza


Frequently asked questions about Moffitt at International Plaza


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Moffitt Cancer Center participates in the grand opening of the NEW Tampa Heights Community Garden  


Nearly one hundred people celebrated the grand opening of the Tampa Heights Community Garden on August 27, 2011.  The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program was on site to provide cancer prevention information and education, as well as encourage attendees to participate in age appropriate activities, including an "On the Move" obstacle course for the children, potato sack races, hula hoop and jump rope.


The community garden offers easy access to fresh produce, while encouraging healthier diets combined with fitness. It also adds beauty to the community and compliments property values.


Event highlights included a tree planting and unveiling of dedication plaques with Tampa dignitaries Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and ABC Action News Anchor, Brendan McLaughlin, who served as the Masters of Ceremonies.


Mayor Buckhorn was also interviewed on WTBN's live radio show, Community Conversations with host Dr. B. Lee Green, V.P. Moffitt Diversity. In his interview, Mayor Buckhorn not only shared his support the Tampa Heights Community Garden, but also advocated for more community gardens throughout the Tampa Bay area.


To learn more about the Tampa Heights Community Garden, please visit:

Moffitt Cancer Center Receives Supplier Diversity Awards

Diversity Block


Desiree Hanson, Coordinator of the Supplier Diversity Program at Moffitt, has received three awards on behalf of Moffitt from the Florida Minority Supplier Development Counci. (FMSDS).  The organization presented Desiree with the following awards at its 28th Annual Business Opportunity Fair & Conference:
  • Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, 20120
  • 2010 Lorian Williams Award
  • FMSD Chapter of the Year Awared, 2010

Moffitt Cancer Center welcomes the opportunity to develop mutually beneficial business relationships with qualified Small/Diverse Business Enterprises. Moffitt recognizes the importance of supplier diversity in all parts of our procurement and business practices and is committed to the development, growth and utilization of small/diverse businesses. Utilizing and strengthening small/diverse businesses contribute to the expansion and economic growth of the communities we serve.


To be included in Moffitt's procurement process as a Small/Diverse Business Enterprise, you must register by completing the Online Vendor Profile Form and ensure that you identify your Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise status in the Supplier Diversity section. The business must be certified and classified as any of the following: Minority Business Enterprise;  Woman-Owned Business Enterprise; or Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Copies of certifications must be submitted at the time of registration.


Visit the Supplier/Vendor Information page and flyer for more information on how to become a Moffitt vendor.



How You Can Help
To support Moffitt's effort to reduce cancer health disparities through research, education and awareness, please consider a contribution to the Cancer Health Disparities Fund at the Moffitt Foundation or a contribution to the Moffitt Diversity Fund to support our outreach programs which will help us continue the message of prevention and early saves lives.
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