WHO:        Moffitt Cancer Center will host 100 middle school students from Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy Middle School, Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy Middle School and Redlands Christian Migrant Association Leadership Academy for a day filled with education, interaction and giving back.

WHAT:     The Healthy KIDZ Program at Moffitt offers innovative health education for students from elementary through high school guided by the philosophy that prevention starts early. The program teaches the importance of healthy nutrition and exercise and the dangers of smoking.

The day’s agenda includes:

  • Students will hear from two operating room nurses in Moffitt’s Breast Oncology Program. They will also get to suit up in gowns and gloves and get an up-close look at different surgical instruments.
  • Moffitt researchers will give the students a look behind the microscope with a variety of live-cell imaging movies to help them understand the science behind breast cancer.
  • Students will get a tour of a mammography screening room to see how the machine works.
  • Students will have the chance to give back by creating cards filled with words of encouragement for Moffitt breast cancer patients.

WHEN:     Friday, Oct. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Stabile Research Building, Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium (from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

               Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Outpatient Center at McKinley Campus, 10920 McKinley Drive (from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.)

CONTACT:  For more information contact Patty Kim at 813-745-7322 or Patty.Kim@Moffitt.org.  

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 51 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’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,500 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube