Moffitt Cancer Center’s Healthy KIDZ Program to Give Local Students Dose of Health Care Experience

July 09, 2019

WHO:             Moffitt Healthy KIDZ 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). The program has been providing education for the mind and body throughout the greater Tampa Bay area for more than 12 years.

WHAT:          Moffitt Healthy KIDZ will host 60 students from the B.E.S.T (Brain Expansion Scholastic Training) Program, Moffitt’s Volunteen Program and the Berkeley Academy.

                         Students will get a glimpse into STEAM career opportunities available at a health care organization. Guest speakers will share their expertise, discuss new technological advancements and explain why they chose careers in medicine.  

  • Neurological surgeon Arnold Etame will kick off the event talking about performing brain surgery while a patient is awake.
  • Students will be immersed in the science behind oncology, learning about infection prevention and how researchers are making discoveries to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Moffitt’s 2019 Physician of the Year Wade Sexton will explain what medicine means to him and how surgeons use robots in the operating room.
  • The day will end with yoga and a mindfulness demonstration.

WHEN:          Friday, July 12, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

CONTACT:  For more information, visit Moffitt.org/HealthyKIDZ.

 

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 MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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