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

Media Relations

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

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 and live auctions. The Golf Classic was Feb. 18 at The Forest Country Club. Celebrity Red Sox participants included Andrew Benintendi, new manager Ron Roenicke, [...].

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. [...].

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

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 Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Barbara’s Friends provides equipment, medical services, therapeutic activities and financial help through the Kimmie’s Angels Family Assistance Program so parents can focus on helping their children get well.  Since last year’s Radiothon, the gracious Southwest Florida community has given more than $860,000 to Barbara’s [...].

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 [...].

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