5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, October 10

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, October 10.

(1) Ann Romney at Moffitt Cancer Center

Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will be in Tampa on Wednesday.

Mrs. Romney will fill-in for Robin Roberts on Good Morning America before flying to Florida. While in Tampa, she will tour Moffitt Cancer Center's Murial Rothman Building beginning at 1:20 p.m.

ABC Action News anchor Linda Hurtado will sit down with Mrs. Romney at Moffitt following the tour for a one-on-one interview. You will be able to watch that interview later today.

On Thursday, Ann Romney will attend a breakfast fundraiser for Republican Congressman Connie Mack in Sarasota.

Mack is running for U.S. Senator, attempting to beat the incumbent, Democrat Senator Bill Nelson.

The breakfast will take place at 8:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota. The suggestion donation to attend the breakfast is $2,500.

For more information on the breakfast, call Cheryl Seinfeld at (305) 456-9147 or e-mail cheryl@conniemack.com .

(2) Moffitt Cancer Center Fall Career Fair

Moffitt Cancer Center is holding a fall career fair on the University of South Florida campus on Wednesday.

Moffitt is searching for experienced registered nurses, advanced practice professionals, I.T. professionals, and allied health professionals.

Officials from Moffitt will conduct on-site interviews for experienced critical care RNs, OR RNs, Med/Surg RNs, Outpatient RNs, Clinical Research RNs and Coordinators, IT Professionals, Health Information Management Professionals, Sterile Processing Techs, Med Techs, Abstractors and Diagnostic Imaging.

The job fair will give people a chance to apply for available positions, learn about Moffitt's service lines and employee benefits, and talk to department representatives about future possibilities.

The fair will take place from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Stabile Research Building at 12902 Magnolia Drive on the USF campus.

For more information, call (813) 745-2630 or visit www.moffitthiringevent.org .

(3) Spike & Splash for the Cause

Academy of the Holy Names (AHN) and Jesuit High School are holding a fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center on Wednesday.

The Spike & Splash for the Cause honors AHN faculty member Mara Toole Schultz and members of the AHN & Jesuit communities who are affected by breast cancer.

Fundraising items will include entry fees, donations and merchandise and food sales. In the past two years, the event has raised more than $12,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center.

The event begins with the AHN vs. Tampa Catholic in volleyball. The JV game begins at 5:00 p.m. with the varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee. Donations are accepted.

The fundraiser continues with the swimming & diving meet between AHN and Jesuit at 6:30 p.m.

The Academy of the Holy Names athletic complex is located at 3319 MacDill Avenue in Tampa.

(4) The story of Sykes Enterprises

Entrepreneur and philanthropist John Sykes and his son Charles "Chuck" Sykes, president and CEO of Sykes Enterprises, will tell the story of Sykes Enterprises at the University of Tampa on Wednesday morning.

John Sykes founded Sykes Enterprises in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina in 1977. The company grew into one of the largest customer service support companies in the world. Sykes Enterprises went public in 1996 and has since expanded to more than 41,000 employees in offices located in 23 countries.

Chuck Sykes joined his father's company in 1986 and after working his way through the ranks was appointed president and CEO of Sykes Enterprises in 2004.

Today's event is part of the Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business' Main Street Speaker Series. It begins with breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation. It will be held in the UT Vaughn Center Crescent Club.

Tickets are free for UT students, faculty and staff with a reservation; $15 for individuals.

For more information, go to www.ut.edu/entrepreneurcenter/mainstreetspeakerseries/ .

(5) AMA Alliance SAVE Today

The American Medical Association Alliance holds their annual SAVE Today day of action.

Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) was created in 1995 to combat the growing problem of violence.

Alliance members have developed more than 700 anti-violence programs, including mentoring programs, teen hotline cards and mental health screenings at health fairs and schools.

The SAVE-A-Shelter program provides much-needed local support for domestic violence shelters across the country. Through the SAVE Schools from Violence program, Alliances take the same conflict resolution activities they use in shelters into the schools.


Today serves as a day of action for medical families across Florida and the country. They work together to reduce violence in homes, schools and communities.

For more information, visit www.amaalliance.org/site/epage/40329_625.htm .

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