Mission: The primary exempt purpose of h. Lee moffitt cancer center and research institute foundation, inc. Is to raise, maintain and hold funds which are primarily used for the benefit of h. Lee moffitt cancer center and research institute, inc. And its subsidiaries in accordance with restrictions, if any, imposed by donors.
Programs: H. Lee moffitt cancer center & research institute foundation, inc. ("moffitt foundation") was founded in 1994 with the sole purpose of supporting research, patient care and education at h. Lee moffitt cancer center & research institute, inc. (moffitt institute). It is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, and is authorized to accept charitable gifts on behalf of moffitt institute. All contributions are tax deductible within the limits set by law. Philanthropy is critical to the moffitt mission - to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer - and philanthropic donations are disseminated across a wide spectrum of moffitt programs and services. Moffitt foundation solicits and welcomes financial gifts from donors who wish to support the work of the cancer center. Charitable gifts provide an important source of funding for moffitt's efforts in treating and curing cancer. Donors may restrict their gifts for use in a specific area of cancer research, patient care or community education. Gifts also may be directed for use in an area of greatest need. The money raised by the foundation is distributed for such things as the purchase of advanced technological equipment, support for research laboratories and supplies, cancer education and outreach, lodging, biomedical library, health disparities, survivorship and integrative medicine programs. In fy17, moffitt foundation had four fundraising events. The two largest fundraising events are as follows:the magnolia ball - the magnolia ball was held on saturday, may 20, 2017, at the marriott waterside in tampa, florida. Through generous sponsors and supporters, this event had a record-breaking year raising nearly $3. 5 million - making it the number one fundraiser in tampa bay. Over 700 attendees enjoyed the evening's events which included a silent auction, live auction, remarks from moffitt leadership, an extraordinary challenge gift, and ended with private entertainment by rob thomas. Frank and christina capitano were the event chairs. The presenting sponsor was skanska usa building inc. Proceeds from the event help provide the most advanced treatment options and support services to patients and their families. Sponsorship dollars also go to fund the magnolia lodging program, which houses our patients who need to be close to the cancer center during their treatment. Miles for moffitt - the 2017 miles for moffitt presented by autonation was record breaking. On race day, may 13, 2017, over 5,800 people hit the pavement at the university of south florida and over 900 people participated virtually in celebration of the 12th anniversary of this event and in support of cancer research at moffitt cancer center. This year alone, our virtual runners, participants, donors and sponsors raised close to $1. 2 million. With each mile and donation, we contributed to the prevention and cure of cancer. Since 2006, miles for moffitt has raised over $4 million and funded more than 50 researchers and their cancer research programs at moffitt. It is an inspiring community event, and a day of fun in the midst of this important fight to fund cancer research at moffitt cancer center.
When I was a volunteer patient advocate with Samaritan’s Touch free walk in Clinic, we had patients with very treatable cervical cancer, who would have died from lack of treatment with no health insurance. Moffett took them on as patients, provided free surgery and follow up care, saving their lives. I have supported Moffett, monthly ever since.
Moffitt Cancer Center is among the very few hospitals in the Tampa Bay area that does not charge its patients and their families a fee to valet park their cars. It starts there. From the time you step out of your car through your entire visit, you feel welcome and well cared for. The staff really believes in the mission of the placce..."to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." There is no doubt in my mind that they believe they can cure cancer there-maybe not in our lifetime, but their research is pioneering and could lead the way to some cure for some type of cancer in the future. There is no need to leave Florida or the southeastern region of the nation to get good care. It's right here in Tampa at Moffitt Cancer Center.