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Kids’ Minds Matter educates SWFL community of mental health crisis during ‘Unmasking the Epidemic’ event

2021-04-01T14:50:21-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Unmasking the Epidemic, a free virtual event by Kids’ Minds Matter, educated the Southwest Florida community of the alarming pediatric mental health crisis faced by children and families today, while also providing the resources currently available in the region for those seeking help. The event, which featured personal stories from parents and child advocates, testimonials [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter announces March 18 mental health event: Unmasking the Epidemic

2021-01-28T15:32:13-05:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

It is no secret that COVID-19 has impacted our community, businesses, nonprofits and families. The isolation and uncertainty have also led to long-term mental health implications. To help address the mental health impacts to area children, Kids’ Minds Matter is holding a free “Unmasking the Epidemic” virtual event on March 18.   The keynote speaker [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $95,000 for Children’s Miracle Network during 2020

2021-01-12T12:35:57-05:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $95,000 for two local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, through a series of successful fundraising campaigns in 2020. The locally owned company has supported Children’s Miracle Network for many years, but for 2020, Sunshine [...]

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues a $200,000 community challenge grant to expand pediatric cancer treatment at the Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic

2020-11-25T16:17:50-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Clark Family Foundation also grants $100,000; community support is still needed The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has issued a $200,000 challenge grant to build a pediatric hematology and oncology infusion clinic in Naples. The Clark Family Foundation has stepped up to meet the match by donating $100,000. An additional $100,000 is still needed [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital publishes special COVID-19 issue of Kids First magazine

2020-09-29T17:28:58-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital has published the latest issue of Kids First magazine, a free resource for Southwest Florida’s families and the region’s only publication solely dedicated to sharing expert-sourced pediatric health and wellness information. The special COVID-19 issue is complete with seasonal advice and tips from local physicians and health care providers with a focus [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises over $37,000 for Children’s Miracle Network through ‘Round up at the Registers’ summer campaign

2020-09-04T18:37:54-04:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised more than $37,000 for two Children’s Miracle Network hospitals on Florida’s west coast through the company’s “Round up at the Registers” summer campaign. From July 1 through Aug. 31, Sunshine Ace customers were able to make donations and round up their purchases at the register to support Children’s Miracle Network. Between [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware raise more than $25,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

2020-05-26T13:18:46-04:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Customers at Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware teamed up to raise more than $25,000 for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through the “Round Up for the Kids” charitable campaign. Between March 16 and April 30, customers were given the option of rounding up their purchases at the cash register through a new [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware launching ‘Round Up for the Kids’ campaign supporting Children’s Miracle Network, Golisano Children’s Hospital

2020-03-03T10:05:16-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is launching its “Round Up for the Kids” charitable campaign to help raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through the Children’s Miracle Network. From March 16 through April 30, customers at any of Sunshine Ace Hardware’s nine locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast can round up their purchases at the [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon raises more than $75,000 to support lifesaving pediatric cancer treatments in Southwest Florida

2020-02-10T09:50:07-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 18th annual Mel’s Diner Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon raised more than $75,000 on Jan. 24 from the Southwest Florida community, money that will fund lifesaving cancer treatments for children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Radiothon, broadcast live by Cat Country 107.1 from Mel’s Diner in Cape Coral, generates support for [...]

Boston Red Sox players, coaches to tee up support for Kids’ Minds Matter in a triple play of fundraising events starting in February

2020-01-16T11:03:41-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boston Red Sox, who have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, have again partnered with Lee Health Foundation for the 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic event series offering baseball fans the opportunity to meet and mingle with players and personnel. “The millions of dollars we’ve raised over the years through [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital micro-preemie Ellie O’Neal named 2020 Child Artist

2020-01-07T13:22:45-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities’ 2020 Child Artist, Eleanor “Ellie” O’Neal was born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces. A “micro-preemie,” Ellie was born while still inside her amniotic sac, which likely protected her during her unexpected, early arrival. “You picture yourself holding your newborn in the hospital, but it would be [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledges $3 million to establish SWFL Children’s Charities Eye Institute at Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-12-31T08:53:01-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

For children in Southwest Florida suffering with serious eye conditions, their world is blurred or totally shrouded in darkness, impacting their education, family and social lives. Think of all the childhood experiences they are missing each day due to impaired vision. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Lee Physician Group provide ophthalmology services to [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware to host ‘Reel in the Sunshine’ fishing expo on Feb. 8 in Bonita Springs

2019-12-27T12:26:45-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is inviting anglers from across Southwest Florida, including novices and pros, to its fifth Annual Reel in the Sunshine fishing expo on Feb. 8. Reel in the Sunshine will feature educational, interactive fishing seminars led by local fishing captains, vendor-led product demonstrations, food samples, hourly giveaways, and exclusive offers and discounts available [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon Airing Jan. 24 at Mel’s Diner, Cape Coral

2019-12-23T14:07:24-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 18th annual “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon will be held Jan. 24 and feature on-air appeals by pediatric cancer patients, medical professionals and celebrity guests. The Radiothon airs live from Mel’s Diner, 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, on Cat Country 107.1 FM, as well as CatCountry1071.iheart.com and on the iHeart Radio app, [...]

Tickets available for 10th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show

2019-11-20T09:12:10-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 10th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show set for Dec. 6 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Kids’ Minds Matter, Golisano Children’s Hospital mental and behavioral health program. An elegant affair, the event will feature a gourmet luncheon, fashion show and several opportunities [...]

Mayor Henderson and Dozens from The SWFL Community Go Bald During Pediatric Cancer Month

2019-09-27T16:27:34-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson joined Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Chief Administrative Officer Armando Llechu, and dozens of others including doctors and team members, community leaders and influential individuals from Southwest Florida, to have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients on Friday, Sep. 27 during the second annual Clips for [...]

City of Fort Myers mayor to have head shaved by pediatric cancer patient

2019-09-17T14:23:17-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Henderson, Golisano Children’s Hospital and SWFL community leaders go bald to help kids with cancer As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will have his head shaved by Sarai, a six-year-old pediatric cancer patient at Golisano Children’s Hospital, at the second annual Clips for Cancer event [...]

Fort Myers Miracle to host inaugural ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ on June 7 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-05-22T14:48:09-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are bringing a hockey tradition to Hammond Stadium on Friday, June 7, when the team will host its first Teddy Bear Toss to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “The Teddy Bear Toss might be a hockey thing, but if it’s for a good cause, then we’ll gladly try it,” [...]

Partnership between Boston Red Sox and Lee Health Foundation helps raise more than $505,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-04-02T22:17:23-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida raised more than $505,000 at three fundraising events headlined by Boston Red Sox players, coaches and management. The Red Sox, which have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, partnered with the Lee Health Foundation for the 26th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic, Green Tee Party [...]

Jersey Mike’s designates Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital as beneficiary for March 27 Day of Giving

2019-03-01T23:18:25-05:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout March, customers at four Jersey Mike’s locations in Southwest Florida can donate to the Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The monthlong campaign culminates March 27 with Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving, when the four restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Little Red Wagon [...]

Jersey Mike’s designates Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital as beneficiary for March 27 Day of Giving

2019-03-26T18:23:48-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout March, customers at four Jersey Mike’s locations in Southwest Florida can donate to the Little Red Wagon Fund at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The monthlong campaign culminates March 27 with Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving, when the four restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Little Red Wagon [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon set for Jan. 11 at Mel’s Diner, Fort Myers

2019-01-07T22:19:32-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 17th annual Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon will be held Jan. 11 and feature on-air appeals by pediatric cancer patients, medical professionals and celebrity guests. The Radiothon benefits Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Barbara’s Friends is named in honor of Barbara Haskell, who marveled at the bravery of children battling cancer [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show raises more than $100,000 to support pediatric behavioral health

2018-12-14T19:27:43-05:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 9th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show raised more than $100,000 to support Kids’ Minds Matter, a new pediatric mental and behavioral health movement in Southwest Florida. The elegant affair, held Dec. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, attracted more than 500 guests and featured a gourmet luncheon, fashion show [...]

Lee Health introduces Kids’ Minds Matter as Southwest Florida’s official children’s mental and behavioral health solution

2018-11-14T03:13:08-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

New $10 million community-wide campaign to bring new four-tiered model of care, change landscape of pediatric mental illness in region Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida today announced a new $10 million campaign to support Kids’ Minds Matter, the region’s new strategic solution for bringing improved access to care for families and [...]

Baycross Christian Family Foundation catapults children’s healthcare at Golisano in 5 million ways

2018-10-12T03:18:32-04:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

$5 Million Gift Changes Future Landscape of Children’s Healthcare in Southwest Florida through Little Red Wagon Fund Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has received a momentous $5 million unrestricted donation from Baycross Christian Family Foundation to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Little Red Wagon Fund and support its efforts to fulfill the region’s most [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $2.36 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-10-05T01:46:44-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has presented grants totaling $2.36 million to seven beneficiaries of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric health care and education programs. Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries, and a portion of auction proceeds also were awarded [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. kicks off 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest season with focus on mental, behavioral health

2018-08-17T01:04:05-04:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local nonprofit names chairpersons, new venue for signature fundraising event SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is kicking off its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest fundraising season with the announcement of a new organizational focus on mental and behavioral health. With a 10-year history of raising $25 million in lifesaving funds in support of organizations [...]

2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $2.9 million

2018-03-12T19:15:47-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

More than 350 bidders recently came together to give generously, raising $2.9 million in total to support pediatric health care and education during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. All proceeds of the auction will support Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College in support [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to dedicate funds from 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to support pediatric oncology

2018-01-31T18:05:19-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The diagnosis of childhood cancer is devastating for families. However, the journey of care can lead to hope when the family is able to turn to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida for world-class pediatric oncology treatment. In support of this lifesaving program that enables local families to stay close to home, SWFL Children’s Charities, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names patient, sibling as Child Artists for 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-14T12:55:23-05:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

A cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family, and the beauty of a strong sibling bond is reflected in the paintings of this year’s child artists, Matthew Singleton, a five-year-old leukemia patient, and his six-year-old brother, Steven. Matthew, who started remission in August 2015, is still undergoing treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital, yet he is like [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals auction lots up for bid at 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:26-05:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has revealed the selection of exclusive getaways, delectable wine and culinary offerings, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be auctioned off to the highest bidders during its annual signature event, the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. At the Live Auction, held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces Million Reasons to Give campaign to fund much-needed surgical equipment for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:27-05:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Children are not little adults, and pediatric health care requires special tools, equipment and technology that is made just for young patients. To help provide the special surgical instruments and communication and monitoring technology that a state-of-the-art children’s hospital needs to effectively serve its patients, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents “A Million Reasons to Give,” [...]

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