On the Radio
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.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
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.
For more information
Miles for Moffitt
Miles for Moffitt website