Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day helps serve hope for kids Oct. 28

2021-10-22T13:20:43-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital will benefit from BLIZZARD Treat sales at participating Dairy Queen locations on Thursday, Oct. 28 during Miracle Treat Day. Throughout the day, $1 or more from each BLIZZARD Treat purchased will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which include Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more than 37 years, DQ [...]

The Wasie Foundation challenges the community to match $3 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s area services

2021-10-12T12:15:38-04:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Nearly five years after Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida opened with significant help from philanthropy, The Wasie Foundation has committed to bringing new, vital programs through the children’s hospital and its satellite campuses with a generous challenge grant of $3 million. This investment will significantly impact the landscape of children’s healthcare for the families [...]

‘Clips for Cancer’ raises $300,000 for children with cancer

2021-10-07T14:40:03-04:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Clips for Cancer raised $300,000 to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. While Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Clips for Cancer ended Thursday, donations for the event are still being accepted to help as many children as [...]

‘Clips for Cancer’ event throughout September to raise money for children with cancer

2021-09-02T12:17:17-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Clips for Cancer kicks off Sept. 1 to raise the funds necessary to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Throughout September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, local community leaders will allow pediatric cancer survivors to shave [...]

Sponsors needed for annual ‘Clips for Cancer’ event to help children with cancer

2021-07-16T11:38:14-04:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sponsors are needed for Clips for Cancer, a month-long event in September that raises the funds necessary to ensure that programs and services are available for the increasing number of local children diagnosed with cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital. During childhood cancer awareness month, local community leaders will shave their heads to empower cancer patients [...]

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 [...]

Lee Health Foundation announces board of trustees

2021-01-19T09:08:48-05:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee Health Foundation has announced its 2021 board of trustees, with J. Pason Gaddis returning as chairperson. Trustees help guide philanthropic initiatives for Lee Health Foundation, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting lifesaving health and wellness programs in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation, its supporters and trustees have made it possible for Lee [...]

Lee Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of gratitude

2020-11-30T09:18:48-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee Health’s fundraising team and volunteers honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Lee Health Foundation is celebrating 25 years of philanthropic support for lifesaving health and wellness care in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation and its supporters have made it possible for Lee Health to serve its growing community with comprehensive medical resources [...]

The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation Inc. kicks off Hopetober with a $250,000 community challenge grant

2020-10-02T12:03:11-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation Inc. has issued a $250,000 community challenge grant for the Sharon MacDonald Breast Health Fund to provide hope and healing to women and men battling breast cancer. The Price Foundation encourages the community to provide an additional $250,000, for total support of $500,000. The fund was established in [...]

Clips for Cancer raises $170,000 for Barbara’s Friends

2020-09-30T17:42:02-04:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Throughout September, child advocates and supporters of Barbara’s Friends “braved the shave,” allowing local childhood cancer survivors to shave their heads to raise awareness and support for Barbara’s Friends - the cancer fund for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. In all, $170,000 was raised during the event that this year went virtual. In addition [...]

Fort Myers financial advisor earns national recognition for philanthropy

2020-08-25T11:55:30-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Duane Chaney, financial advisor at Raymond James in Fort Myers, is one of three national finalists for the Community Service Award as part of the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Chaney is being honored for founding Madisen’s Match, a tennis tournament benefiting Barbara’s Friends, Golisano Children’s Hospital cancer fund. Madisen’s Match has raised more [...]

Annual fashion show raises $98,000 to benefit Lee Health’s Regional Cancer Center

2020-04-16T14:44:46-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Fashionistas and philanthropists united for an afternoon of entertainment and fundraising at the 13th annual Colors of the Sea Fashion Show, raising $98,000 to benefit the Regional Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. The midday affair featured an awards luncheon, benefit auction, and fashion show, and was held last month at the Landings Yacht, Golf & [...]

The 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic raises $525,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter

2020-04-03T16:33:06-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic and Tee Party offered baseball fans the opportunity to meet players from the Red Sox and raised more than $525,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter. The Tee Party was Feb. 17 at the newly renovated The Forest Country Club and included food, entertainment, as well as silent [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter raises record $2.8 million for pediatric mental health initiatives

2020-03-06T11:38:36-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter’s fourth annual Secret Garden Gala raised a record $2.8 million for pediatric mental and behavioral health services in Southwest Florida on March 4. Since its founding in 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter has raised approximately $10 million to support its mission to increase access to care to ensure children receive the right care [...]

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 [...]

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic Feb. 13 to raise money for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center

2020-01-27T09:37:02-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni will join baseball fans and business sponsors Feb. 13 at the 22nd annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic to raise support for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center. This annual event includes golf with a Minnesota Twins player or personnel, lunch before the 1 p.m. shotgun [...]

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 [...]

Lee Health Foundation honors Dr. Steve Machiz with Humanitarian Award

2019-12-09T11:43:43-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  Lee Health Foundation has awarded the Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award to Dr. Steve Machiz for his incredible leadership in establishing SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a nonprofit most known for its annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Machiz established the nonprofit in 2008, and one year later, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledged $10 million [...]

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 [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night raises $110,000 to help children & families in their fight against cancer

2019-08-27T16:11:17-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 16th annual Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night raised $110,000 to support Barbara’s Friends, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Cancer Fund, which assists children and their families in their fight against cancer. The popular event, held Aug. 14 at Rumrunners restaurant at Cape Harbour, attracted more than 175 guests and featured culinary creations from local [...]

Tickets available for Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night Aug. 14

2019-06-24T15:17:00-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tickets are available for the 16th annual Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night set for Aug. 14 at Rumrunners at Cape Harbour. Enjoy delicious culinary creations from local celebrity chefs including Chef Todd Johnson and Chef Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners, Chef Harold Balink of Harold's Restaurant, Chef Norman Love of Norman Love Confections and Chef Melissa Talmage [...]

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 [...]

Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show raises more than $90,000 to help Southwest Florida patients battling cancer

2019-03-26T18:56:43-04:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 12th annual Colors of the Sea Fashion Show raised more than $90,000 to benefit the Regional Cancer Center and assist Southwest Florida patients in their fight against cancer. The midday affair featured an awards luncheon, benefit auction and fashion show, and was held Feb. 27 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in Fort [...]

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic raises more than $95,000 for Lee Health programs at Regional Cancer Center

2019-03-05T02:26:29-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni joined baseball fans and business sponsors at the 21st annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic, which raised more than $95,000 to support Lee Health programs at Regional Cancer Center. The Golf Classic featured Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva, Dan Gladden, Joe Nathan and a mix of current and [...]

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 [...]

MarineMax Yacht Gala raises more than $200,000 to provide critical care at Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-02-06T18:09:25-05:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The fourth annual MarineMax Yacht Gala, held Jan. 25 in Fort Myers, raised more than $200,000 to support lifesaving medical treatments and services at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. With a theme of “An Evening under the Stars,” guests enjoyed a waterfront cocktail hour at sunset and leisurely strolls aboard a selection of premier, [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter to host information session on mental, behavioral health on Feb. 5 at Lee Health – Coconut Point

2019-01-22T21:10:23-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter invites the community to attend an open house on Feb. 5 at the new Lee Health – Coconut Point, where professionals from Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida will discuss newly developed pediatric mental and behavioral health services. The Kids’ Minds Matter reception runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. [...]

Tickets available for Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show on Feb. 27

2019-01-18T19:07:14-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tickets are available for the 12th annual Colors of the Sea Fashion Show benefiting the Regional Cancer Center and patients in their fight against cancer. Attendees will partake in an awards luncheon, benefit auction and viewing of contemporary and stylish apparel provided by local retailers Sanibel Outlets, Razzle Dazzle and House of Wu, and sported [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon raises more than $150,000 to support lifesaving pediatric cancer treatments in Southwest Florida

2019-01-17T00:03:12-05:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 17th annual Mel’s Diner Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon raised more than $150,000 on Jan. 11 by 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 Fort Myers, generates support for [...]

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 [...]

Lee Health Foundation honors Amanda Cross with humanitarian award at its Evening of Appreciation event

2018-12-28T21:10:07-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee Health Foundation has awarded the Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award to Amanda Cross for her incredible leadership in creating SanCap Cares, a community initiative that has raised $15 million since its founding in 2000. The prestigious award was presented at the Foundation’s annual Evening of Appreciation, a formal event thanking donors and supporters for their [...]

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 [...]

The Joy in Childhood Foundation Awards $8,000 in Grants in Southwest Florida in Celebration of Giving Tuesday

2018-11-28T02:23:35-05:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Joy in Childhood Foundation, an independent organization powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, is celebrating #GivingTuesday in a big way. Today, the Foundation announced it has awarded a total of $2 million in funding to 150 organizations nationwide, including Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and Lee Health Foundation in Southwest Florida as part [...]

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 [...]

Guadalupe Center seeks sponsors, golfers for its charity golf tournament at Vineyards Country Club in Naples

2018-03-07T21:55:17-05:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The 4th annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic is set for Friday, April 20 at Vineyards Country Club in Naples. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, is seeking both golfers and sponsors for its upcoming golf tournament. The cost for individual players is [...]

Junior Achievement names event sponsors for 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2018-02-27T00:29:27-05:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced title, platinum and gold sponsors for its upcoming induction and awards ceremony for the 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. IBERIABANK is the title sponsor for the event. Platinum sponsors include B & I Contractors, Inc. and Publix Super Markets. Additional gold sponsors include BB&T, Chico’s FAS, [...]

The Joy in Childhood Foundation Makes the Holidays Bright for Kids in Southwest Florida through Local Grants Totaling $17,250

2017-12-20T10:16:49-05:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Funding is Part of a $2.7 Million Commitment to Support Critical Child Health and Hunger Needs   With the holidays upon us, the Joy in Childhood Foundation is making a special gift to address critical child health and hunger needs in Southwest Florida. The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts [...]

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