Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Hug a Science Teacher Event

February 08, 2016

WHO:            Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, will host an event through its Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program. 

WHAT:         The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program will host 30 Hillsborough County Science Teachers grades 6-12, ten county administrators, and representatives from MOSI, giving the educators an opportunity to see firsthand inside Moffitt’s world-class center.                                   

The event, Hug a Science Teacher, will begin with opening remarks from Dr. B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of diversity and community relations at Moffitt, and will include yoga demonstrations, a tour of Moffitt labs, an interactive MOSI display and discussion about healthy lifestyle in education. 

In addition, Dr. Nagi Kumar will speak to the group about Moffitt’s current partnership with the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, and how the collaboration is aimed at fighting the growing concerns with Florida’s food deserts and how limited access to a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can impact a young person’s risk of developing cancer.     

Through this partnership, Moffitt plans to expose and develop future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers to students.

WHEN:          Monday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

WHERE:       Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
SRB Ferman Conference Room 

CONTACT:  For more information, contact Community Relations Coordinator Nikki Inda at Nikki.Inda@Moffitt.org

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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