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Children’s Hospital Week 2021

As a supporter of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, we know you recognize the importance of children’s health care every day of the year. However, this week is special… As a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital is celebrating Children’s Hospital Week April 19-25, 2021. We’d like to take this time to thank our generous community for supporting the well-being of local children and families throughout the year. With your philanthropic support, we have made great [...].

Your Support Helps Make Everyday Miracles Happen

Join Us in Celebrating Children’s Hospital Week Did you know that this Monday, April 19 kicks off Children’s Hospital Week? The national observance continues through Saturday, April 24. This special week celebrates the everyday medical miracles that occur at children’s hospitals across the country. Children’s Hospital Week is also aimed at ensuring that your local children’s hospital will have the necessary funds to continue providing lifesaving pediatric care to local Southwest Florida children. After all, 2020 proved to be a [...].

The time for philanthropy is now

Events over the past year have created an incredible confluence of factors that indicate that this might be the most opportune time for philanthropy in our lifetimes. Let’s review some of the national indicators that would imply these conditions. In 2017, sweeping tax law changes put more money in people’s pockets, across the income spectrum. Lower tax rates, admittedly at the expense of weakening the appeal of deductible charitable gifts, spurred the economy. Interest rates were reduced, further stimulating [...].

Chief Foundation Officer Expresses Gratitude

Chris Simoneau, chief foundation and development officer for Lee Health shares why he's so grateful for our generous community during this week of thanks. VIEW MORE GRATFEUL MOMENTS

The Joy of Giving

By: Anne Frazier, Senior Director of Development Is there a way to “spark joy”? No, I’m not talking about the KonMari Method, (although it definitely has its merits). I’m talking about creating happiness within. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly brought to our attention how important it is for us all to monitor our mental and physical health. And, as we approach the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to explore the “joy of giving.” First, there’s a scientific reason for that joyful [...].

HOPETOBER: Providing Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

More patients may need financial help from the Sharon MacDonald Breast Health Fund because of the pandemic By: Tammy Zinn, director for clinical support services at Lee Health’s Regional Cancer Center This October, the pandemic is likely to take some of the focus from what is traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But it’s the pandemic that makes this year’s focus on breast cancer awareness, particularly the ability to get prompt diagnosis and treatment, so critical. Beginning in March, elective procedures [...].

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