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Record Run for Miles for Moffitt

Saturday was a record-setting day for Miles for Moffitt, both in terms of participants and in money raised for cancer research.

Around 7,500 people took part in the event, raising more than $594,000 for research at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Since starting in 2006, Miles for Moffitt has raised more than $2 million.

This years's funds will go to 11 research projects, with the winners announced during Moffitt's 2015 Scientific Symposium. Because of sponsors, such as title sponsor PNC Bank, all of the registration fees go to cancer research.

Almost 360 teams participated in Miles for Moffitt, with AutoNation being the largest with 358 members. The Blood Thinners, a team led by Moffitt President/CEO, Dr. Alan List, and his family, was the top fundraising team, bringing in over $100,000.

“The success of Miles for Moffitt is truly a community effort," List said. "The event reminds us all that everything we do, from our research to our treatment, is in support of our patients.  Miles for Moffitt will help advance the treatment and cure of cancer right here in the Tampa Bay area.”

Next year's Miles for Moffitt will take place on Saturday, May 9.