Media Relations2020-01-27T17:00:31-05:00

Media Relations

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Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System team up to combat COVID-19

SWFL Stronger Together Campaign Encourages Support Amid Healthcare Pandemic FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2020) – The Southwest Florida region’s healthcare leaders Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System (NCH) have joined efforts to combat the challenges presented by the current pandemic COVID-19. These nonprofit organizations are on the frontline of the crisis serving the community and collaborating on all fronts, sharing policies, action plans and daily media updates, coordinating outreach efforts including drive through testing sites to better serve the [...].

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

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 at the right place and right time. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support for Kids’ Minds Matter from the Collier and Lee County [...].

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic raises more than $76K for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni joined baseball fans and business sponsors Feb. 13 at the 22nd annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at The Club at Gateway to raise $76,000 for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center. The event included golf with Minnesota Twins players, lunch, on-course refreshments, and hole-in-one prizes. A dinner followed the tournament for players and non-players that included cocktails, delicious food and the opportunity to bid on exclusive silent auction items. [...].

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

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 start, on-course refreshments, and hole-in-one prizes. A dinner following the tournament is open to players and non-players and includes cocktails, delicious food and the opportunity [...].

Kids’ Minds Matter announces ticket, sponsorship opportunities for Secret Garden Gala on March 4

Kids’ Minds Matter’s fourth annual Secret Garden Gala will be held March 4 in Bonita Springs. Over its three-year history, the Secret Garden Gala has raised awareness and nearly $2.2 million in philanthropic support for pediatric mental and behavioral healthcare initiatives in Southwest Florida. This year’s keynote speaker is mental health advocate and best-selling author Kevin Hines, who will share his personal struggles with mental illness and the story of his miraculous survival following his near-fatal jump off the Golden [...].

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

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 our partnership with the Boston Red Sox organization have helped treat thousands of sick and injured children right here in Southwest Florida,” said Chris Simoneau, [...].