Earlier this month, Suncoast Credit Union announced a $1 million donation to provide economic relief to those affected by COVID-19 in the communities the credit union serves, while focusing on three primary areas of need: healthcare, hunger, and education. Today, Lee Health Foundation announced it has received $100,000 from its long-time community partner to aid in ways the funds will be most impactful in the fight against COVID-19. Lee Health is using donations to the Helping Frontline Heroes fund to [...].
As nonprofit healthcare systems Lee Health and NCH continue to lead Southwest Florida’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, community partners are answering the call for much needed regional support. One such partner is long-time benefactor of both healthcare systems, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which celebrated the two organizations’ collaboration with a $40,000 donation when they learned of the “SWFL Stronger Together” campaign. On the frontline of the crisis serving the community and collaborating on all fronts, Lee Health and [...].
Kids’ Minds Matter has announced the guest speaker lineup for the virtual series “Mental Health Mondays” during Mental Health Awareness Month. Among the five segments that will be hosted in May will be a Spanish-language session on May 18, as well as representatives from Lee Health, Golisano Children’s Hospital and the School District of Lee County. Teenagers will also have the opportunity to hear from one of their peers on May 11. The series connects Lee Health partners and Southwest Florida mental health advocates with the region’s families to share expert advice, resources, as well as at-home activities for kids that aid in [...].
SWFL Stronger Together Campaign Continues to Encourage Support Amid Healthcare Pandemic The Southwest Florida region’s healthcare leaders Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System (NCH) announced last month the “SWFL Stronger Together” campaign, a collaboration to raise funds and support for the regional effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, Lee Health and NCH are asking the Southwest Florida community to join them and show support for the healthcare professionals on the frontline of the crisis. Cape Coral Auxiliary, Gulf Coast [...].
Local supporters also honored for their contributions to cancer care in Southwest Florida 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 & Tennis Club, Fort Myers. Local models sported stylish apparel provided by retailers at Sanibel Outlets, Razzle Dazzle [...].
Beginning Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m., Kids’ Minds Matter will host “Mental Health Mondays,” a virtual series on Facebook.com/KidsMindsMatter, that connects Lee Health partners and Southwest Florida mental health advocates with the region’s families to share expert advice, resources, as well as at-home activities for kids. The segments, which are less than an hour, will feature psychologists, therapists, physicians, child advocates as well as other art, mind and body professionals to help caregivers with their child’s mental health. Streamed live every Monday from the [...].