Miles for Moffitt / ShelterBox
A record crowd is expected at USF’s Tampa Campus May 12th for the seventh annual Miles for Moffitt. Runners, walkers and wheelchair racers will turn out in force, with all money raised going directly to research efforts at Moffitt Cancer Center. University Beat on WUSF TV has a preview.
On first look, a “ShelterBox” appears to contain nothing more than a tent and some camping gear. In reality, it’s a collection of tools that will help a displaced family survive after a disaster.
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 visits a group of students who spent two nights in a ShelterBox tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus to raise funds for the Bay area-based organization behind this worldwide life-saving effort.
Miles for Moffitt President/co-founder Karen Dalton says the people who run the races and the cancer patients they run for are the reasons for the event’s success.
If you can’t make it to USF for Miles for Moffitt, Karen Dalton says you can take part ‘virtually.’
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Dr. Ken Shain talks about how the funds raised at Miles for Moffitt help researchers like him.
PNC Bank is the new title sponsor for Miles for Moffitt. Regional President Joe Meterchick gives some of the reasons why a bank that’s relatively new to the area is getting involved with Moffitt.
John Freeman, a USF doctoral student & a ShelterBox response team volunteer, talks about the history of the ShelterBox organization, the areas he’s been dispatched to, and what volunteers get out of their experience.
Robin Danzak, a USF Sarasota-Manatee Asst. Prof. of Communication Sciences & Disorders, talks about who stayed in the ShelterBox tent and the kind of support they got from the University community.
USF Sarasota-Manatee Psychology major Shawna Machado shares the reactions from students and local residents who stopped by the ShelterBox site, what she got out of the experience, and what it’s like sleeping outside across the street from an airport.
Miles for Moffitt
Miles for Moffitt website
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Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.