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Old 02-06-2011, 09:44 AM
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Default Must read. Orlando Sentinal. Page J 1 Cancer benefit thrown for a loss by Villages.

I know there are two sides to every story. But this is kinda disturbing. It seems that the Relay for Life in the Villages, (which was #2 in the state) has been cancelled because the morse family demands 50% of the proceeds for the new Moffitt Center in the Villages. It is the Sunday 6 February 2011 edition.
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I know there are two sides to every story. But this is kinda disturbing. It seems that the Relay for Life in the Villages, (which was #2 in the state) has been cancelled because the morse family demands 50% of the proceeds for the new Moffitt Center in the Villages. It is the Sunday 6 February 2011 edition.
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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...4248287.column
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:24 AM
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Some people may have had a problem understanding or following the issues raised with The Villages asking its residents to donate money to fund equipment for the new Moffit Center....BUT what The Villages is doing ( or not doing) for "The Relay For Life" fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is just "amazing". One thing for certain people can and will understand this.

Next thing we wil hear from the VIllages is that its a liability issue to have so many people on village property for a fund raising event.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:38 AM
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If you want to let Moffitt in Tampa know how disgusted you are with their non-stance on this issue, e-mail their Public Info officer and let her know. Michelle Foley can be reached at michelle.foley@moffitt.org. The more people of conscience who speak up, the better!
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:56 AM
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I personally commend the vollunteers for the Relay for Life for continuing with their plans this year and not buckling under from some "pressure" plan of the "powers to be" illegal as they may be. Possibly the Moffit Cancer Center may talk some sense into them!
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Looks like more of the same slanted journalism from the Orlando Sentinel and Lauren Ritchie.

The real story will be soon be in the Daily Sun - maybe on page 25 or so.


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Another excellent article by Lauren Ritchie. I am disturbed about the developers demands for 50% of the "action"....for the new Moffit Center. This does not pass the smell test. The Morse family has done so many wonderful things for our community and may have a good answer for this behavior. I hope so.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:19 AM
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I hope so also. The relay for life in the villages had risen to the second largest in the state. What a shame if this is true.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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I hope so also. The relay for life in the villages had risen to the second largest in the state. What a shame if this is true.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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chuckinca, I'm often skeptical of Lauren Ritchie and sensational journalism, but if the event is indeed moved, seems a logical reason.

I've concluded whether it's the Morses and TV, or Lauren Ritchie and the Sentinel, the end result is that it's all about the $$$$$$$$$$.
Sadly.

I've a cancer survivor and my regards to the volunteers who do so much.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:12 PM
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Possibly the Moffit Cancer Center may talk some sense into them!
I have emailed Michelle Foley the Public Relations Officer for the Moffitt Cancer in Tampa. She refuses to comment on the Moffitt affiliate in The Villages. If anyone else would like to try her Email address is michelle.foley@moffitt.org.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:27 PM
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I have emailed Michelle Foley the Public Relations Officer for the Moffitt Cancer in Tampa. She refuses to comment on the Moffitt affiliate in The Villages. If anyone else would like to try her Email address is michelle.foley@moffitt.org.
5 years cancer free and a Relay life walker. I will vote with my feet and make a choice not to donate to Moffitt. Just my choice.
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Looks like more of the same slanted journalism from the Orlando Sentinel and Lauren Ritchie.

The real story will be soon be in the Daily Sun - maybe on page 25 or so.


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Old 02-06-2011, 06:21 PM
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Like I said earlier , The People in The VIllages will understand the recent article in the Orlando paper. There may be some misunderstanding about donations in support of the equipement needed for the Villages Moffit Center but people do understand this Relay for Life issue.

This is not good PR for the Morses, The Villages or the Moffit Center. I also wrote to the Moffit Center alerting them how their name was being dragged down and through the mud over this recent incident. Suggest you all do the same!!
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Egypt anyone?
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