Moffitt Receives Grant from AIM Together Florida

February 01, 2007

Tampa, FL - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Ruth Eckerd Hall have joined together to offer a series of performances at Moffitt, funded through a grant from AIM Together Florida. AIM Together Florida originated as a partnership between Shands Arts in Medicine and University of Florida Performing Arts (UFPA).

The project brings world class performing artists into health care facilities to provide performances and interactive arts events to patients and caregivers. Moffitt, through the Arts in Medicine program, has hosted performances by the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Guy Davis, and will host the Bluestones March 2. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cheryl Belanger, coordinator of Moffitt’s Arts in Medicine program, at (813) 745-1836.

The 2004-05 pilot program was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The success of that program led to a statewide program which seeds new working partnerships in five Florida cities for 2006-07, funded by NEA and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (www.moffitt.org) is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.