On June 26, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announced the appointment of Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to its advisory board.
Former ABC News anchor and chief White House correspondent Sam Donaldson chairs Moffitt’s Board of Advisors, which includes many other noteworthy names. Prominent members include professional football player Brian Griese, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and retired U.S. general H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
According to Moffitt Public Information Officer Michelle Foley, “The Moffitt Board of Advisors is an appointed board whose primary role is to further the mission and objectives of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute by serving as advocates for the institution on a national level.”
According to a press release issued by Moffitt, Gingrich is a leading supporter of increased federal funding for scientific research and the founder of the Center for Health Transformation.
The sole mission of the Moffitt Center is “to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.”
– Staff Report