Moffitt Cancer Center’s Healthy KIDZ Program To Award $24,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors

April 30, 2019

WHO:             The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program is a community outreach program offered by Moffitt Cancer Center for children and adolescents focusing on cancer prevention, healthy living and careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Moffitt Healthy KIDZ has been providing educational programs for the mind and body throughout the greater Tampa Bay area for more than 12 years.

WHAT:          The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Role Model Awards will present 12 $2,000 scholarships for higher education to graduating seniors who excel in STEAM. Nearly 60 area students applied for the scholarships by writing a 500-word essay on how they would change an experience from high school to better themselves and other students.

                        Mayor Elect Jane Castor, Hillsborough County Superintendent Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, NBA referee Lauren Holtkamp and Moffitt Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Yvette Tremonti will present the scholarships.

WHEN:          Friday, May 3, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE:       Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

CONTACT:  For more information, visit

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.