Letter from Moffitt President and CEO

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share with you this issue of Moffitt Momentum magazine which showcases partnerships with individuals and organizations that are making an impact against cancer. 

Art, a Green Beret, reveals that his most harrowing military experiences were no comparison to staring cancer in the face. Thanks to a partnership between Moffitt and U.S. Special Operations Command, he came to Moffitt for a bone marrow transplant and follow-up care. 

Betty Zervoudakis from South Florida tells how she received treatment and a life-saving transplant close to home. This was possible because of Moffitt’s partnership with Memorial Healthcare System in Pembroke Pines that makes use of Moffitt’s experience in malignant hematology and transplantation.

Cancer survivors Joshua Rivera and JuliAnn Finger describe their Moffitt Day experiences. Learn what would motivate 25 people to ride over 300 miles on bicycles and another 50 people to board a predawn bus bound from Tampa to Tallahassee on Moffitt Day each year.

Tampa attorney Jeff Pearson knows firsthand the importance of prevention and early detection. He says Moffitt’s Mole Patrol® team helped save his life at a Spring Swing® partnership event six years ago.

Our work in Puerto Rico continues, even after the hurricanes that caused such devastation to the island last year. In October 2017 the National Institutes of Health renewed the Ponce Health Sciences University-Moffitt Cancer Center partnership grant, funding research that drives personalized medicine efforts in the Hispanic population.

A generous gift from the Wilson-Jones family in memory of the late Reverend Arthur T. Jones Sr. will support the overall efforts of Moffitt Diversity, including the George Edgecomb Society and other programs.

Clearly, partnerships are integrated into all we do at Moffitt, and with the support of our partners we believe we ultimately will eliminate cancer.