Jill Biden to meet with military families in Miami-Dade
After touring the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa on Friday, first lady Jill Biden was visiting Miami-Dade County.
John Tien, a retired U.S. Army Colonel who is serving as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was among the officials who welcomed the first lady at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami in the Opa-locka Executive Airport.
Biden is meeting with military families. She is also scheduled to participate in a book reading co-hosted by Walt Disney and the Blue Star Families organization to help promote the White House’s “Joining Forces” initiative to support military families.
According to the White House, the stop at the cancer center in Tampa was meant to promote President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot mission to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next 25 years.
Their son Joseph “Beau” Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware, would have celebrated his 53rd birthday on Feb. 3. He died on May 30, 2015, of glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of brain cancer.
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Welcome @FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden to Florida’s 24th District! I’m so proud to have you in the district I represent in Congress as we listen to the stories, priorities, and concerns of military families stationed at @USCG Air Station Miami. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ICiJHAfiHC
— Rep. Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) February 18, 2022
— Moffitt Cancer Center (@MoffittNews) February 18, 2022
Dr. Jill Biden is at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa as part of the administration’s Cancer Moonshot relaunch. The goal is to cut cancer deaths by half in the next 25 years. pic.twitter.com/9bfFdKFNiz
— Rose Wong 寶怡 (@rosebwong) February 18, 2022
Welcome back to the @CityofTampa, @FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden! We’re incredibly proud to have you visit our city once again – working with our world famous @MoffittNews Cancer Center on the Cancer Moonshot initiative.
📸: Kimberly DeFalco pic.twitter.com/r12euYOxPI
— Jane Castor (@JaneCastor) February 18, 2022
Cancer changes everyone it touches. In some ways, it touches us all. For Joe and me, it stole our joy. But through that pain, we found purpose for this fight to end cancer as we know it. #CancerMoonshot #WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/fL1RGnEjBR