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MAY / JUNE 2014
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Helen Leon, Foundation board member, pledged an early leadership gift of $1 million to help expand the NICU. (See pages 2-3)
MAY/JUNE 2014 FEATURE STORIES NICU Expansion Saving More Babies 2 The Haley Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, funded completely through philanthropy, is now open.
Donor Spotlight: Helen Leon
3 Guided by her faith and love of children, board member, Helen Leon is a major supporter of the Arnold Palmer Hospital Medical Center.
CONTENTS ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER 4 Marching with Arnie The second annual Arnie’s March raised more than $167,000 for children’s cancer research.
5 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard® This year’s Invitational helped raise critical funds for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
6 Running for the Kids The 33rd annual Dick Batchelor Run for the Kids 5K raised more than $68,000 for The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families.
7 Successful Spring Swirl
Your support of this year’s Spring Swirl helped raise awareness and critical funding for children and families.
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FOUNDATION NEWS 13 Doctor’s Day Honorees
8 Proton Therapy Center Project Underway You can be a part of making cancer treatments more precise than ever.
9 Making Cancer Treatment More Personal than Ever Generous gift from Dr. Phillips Charities helps create the Personalized Cancer Care Program.
10 Healing the Soul A new partnership and generous gifts help meet patients’ psychosocial needs.
14 Corporate Spotlight: AVI Foodsystems 15 Memorial Contributions 16 Leaving a Legacy through Planned Giving Opportunities Inspired to give, Barbara Stapleton and Donna Martin chose to leave gifts to the Foundation in their estates.
18 Upcoming Events 19 Travel Club Upcoming Trips
11 Providing Comfort and Care During Difficult Times
about the cover Helen Leon is a longtime supporter of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. She donated $1 million for the NICU expansion.
Women Playing For T.I.M.E. helps fund renovations at the Breast Care Center.
SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY 12 Campaign Underway to Renovate Health Central’s Circle of Friends Major gifts from John and Leslie Cervenka and the Bond Foundation help kick off fundraising.
Fundraiser in Winter Garden Brings Southwest Community Together al Fresco and The Sacred Olive donated proceeds to our community hospitals.
Orlando Health Foundation Board of Directors
15 Events & Happenings Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Upcoming Foundation events and Board of Directors
Philip W. Rich, Chairman
Gregor Alexander, MD, Chairman
M. Kathryn Garrett, MD, Vice Chairman John W. Bozard, Senior Vice President, Orlando Health
Amy Saunders, Vice Chair
President, Orlando Health Foundation
Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Kenneth M. Smith, Secretary Kelly Miller, Treasurer Amy Saunders, Appointee Kathy Johnson, Immediate Past Chairman Gregor Alexander, MD Representative, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Mark Roh, MD, President, UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health Jamal Hakim, MD Interim President and CEO, Orlando Health
Frantz Alphonse Don R. Ammerman Jess Bailes Clarence H. Brown III, MD Rilous Carter James P. Caruso Roger Chapin Kenneth M. Clayton Bill Dillard Phillips A. Easterling Annette Ford David Fuller Jane Gibson, PhD Carolyn Gosselin Roy Haley Lee Heard Alan C. Helman John W. Hillenmeyer
Jim Hinson Richard T. Hurt R. Brock Kelsey Edward F. Kinney Helen Leon Elaine M. Lustig Rafael E. Martinez Richard T. McCree Sr. Sheryl Meitin Diane O’Dell Cynthia C. Perry Donald A. Plumley, MD W. Russell Prather, MD Sibille Pritchard Ray Sandhagen Joanne Santiago Robert N. Serros, MD Lorraine Sommer
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John W. Bozard, President Kathy Swanson, Senior Vice President, Orlando Health President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Philip W. Rich, Chairman Orlando Health Foundation Arnold Palmer, Honorary Chairman and Founder
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Rilous Carter Amanda Caruso Warren Christie Veenod Chulani, MD Ray Easler Amy Fields Bill Gillaspie* Dee Haley Jose Herrera-Soto, MD R. Brock Kelsey Edward F. Kinney Jay Leonard
Helen Leon David Nykanen, MD Diane O’Dell Lisa Pierzynski W. Russ Prather, MD Jorge Ramirez, MD Heath Ritenour Ramon Ruiz, MD Ted Sheppe Amy Smith, MD Scott Weisz Scott Wellington *Honorary Member
Southwest Community Board Executive Committee Ken Smith, Chairman Bill Perry, Vice Chairman Karen Frenier, President
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and South Seminole Hospital
Greg Ohe, President
Health Central Hospital
John Bozard, President Orlando Health Foundation Karen Jensen, Vice President and COO Orlando Health Foundation
Simon T. Bailey Lorraine Bell Leslie Cervenka Edward DeAguilera Randy Gerber Charles Heard, MD April Hollabaugh Britta Hooker R. Spencer Hughes Wanda Hullett Joanne Kostantinidis
Israel Mantecon, MD Diane O’Dell Dave Robbins Kerry L. Van Etten Bryce West
Dr. Phillips Charities granted $1.5 million for the development of our Personalized Cancer Care Program, which will use breakthroughs in genetic research to offer more targeted treatments with fewer side effects and better outcomes. This is truly the future of cancer care. Bryce West, one of our Foundation board members, recently pledged $300,000 to support the expansion of our Music Therapy Program at Orlando Health. Music Therapy has proven quite successful at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Bryce’s gift gives the rest of our patients access to the gift of healing music.
John W. Bozard, President Orlando Health Foundation Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
DEAR FRIENDS Throughout our 95-year history, partnerships have been a key factor in standing by our commitment to provide life-saving care at the highest level, from birth through all stages of life. It takes a community of individuals, corporations and charitable organizations all working together to help us serve with excellence, which is our hallmark. I am proud to introduce yet another issue brimming with stories of your incredible, lifechanging partnerships. In January, we announced a new partnership with the Cancer Support Community, a national organization that specializes in providing cancer patients and their families with the support services they need to face and fight their cancer diagnoses. The Cancer Support Community offers the “softer side of cancer care” through help with the healing, emotional and psychosocial needs of our patients and family members as they receive medical treatments.
Each of these programs will afford the team at the UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health to provide enhanced care to our patients. Together, with the University of Florida, we are creating a statewide cancer network that will provide leading-edge cancer treatment and care that is more accessible and closer to where people live. Our collaboration also significantly enhances the ability to achieve National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. Considered the gold standard in cancer care, an NCI designation also qualifies for substantial federal funding in support of further research and programs. These and other enhancements in the level and types of care we offer would not be possible without your contributions. Your involvement and support is at the center of our success. Thank you for helping us bring our patient-centered promise to life as we continue to advance our facilities, technology and programs to truly serve our patients and their families personally and wholly at each touch point throughout their time at Orlando Health.
Make a Difference. SUPPORTING ORLANDO HEALTH allows you to make an impact in the lives of men, women and children throughout our community. You are the heart of our hospitals and healing programs throughout Central Florida. By supporting. . . . . . Our hospitals, you make it possible to continue the legacy of caring for the residents and visitors of Central Florida. Donations support renovation and expansion of crucial services as well as the purchase of new equipment and supplies at all of our hospitals. . . . Our social and other support programs, you make it possible to continue to provide support and treatment to children, families and individuals who face overwhelming challenges. Your gift enables us to continue to have a meaningful impact in our community, helps heal our patients and transforms lives throughout Central Florida.
Together, we can make history! Please consider a lifesaving gift. You may call us at 321.841.5194, send a check in the envelope enclosed or make a secure online gift at orlandohealthfoundation.com.
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May/June 2014 Editor: Camilla Chapman Writer & Graphic Designer: Heather Dauphiny
Foundation & Friends is published by the Orlando Health Foundation.
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NICU EXPANSION @ WINNIE PALMER HOSPITAL
Saving More Babies Because of You Ribbon-cutting on February 18 celebrated the expansion of the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
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To support the NICU at Winnie Palmer Hospital, please use the enclosed envelope or visit arnoldpalmermedicalcenter.fundly.com/ neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nicu or contact Tori Spradlin at 407.841.5194 or Tori.Spradlin@orlandohealth.com.
With the additional 19,000 square feet, parents are able to remain in a private environment with their newborn, where they can spend more time in “skin-to-skin contact,” helping to improve their baby’s health and development. These single-patient rooms are proven to lead to better patient outcomes and allow parents to be directly involved in their baby’s care while in the NICU.
Our NICU at Winnie Palmer Hospital was already one of the largest and most successful NICUs in the country. And now, because of your generous gifts and support, our NICU teams can help more families and provide lifesaving care to even more tiny babies.
This expansion, which opened its doors on April 7, has made Winnie Palmer Hospital home to the largest NICU in the nation under one roof. Thanks to lead gifts from Roy and Dee Haley, Helen Leon, and Dr. William Steele and family, along with your generous donations, this critically-needed expansion will enable the doctors and staff to provide even more service to the community, as we are the high-risk referral hospital for a 20-county region.
Your support in funding this expansion will have a residual effect on the future of our community, as the NICU team uses the latest technological advancements to make sure these babies receive the best care outcomes possible. Also, with the expansion of our NICU, the hospital will be able to accept all transfers to the facility. Babies who need highly skilled treatment only available at Winnie Palmer Hospital now have more of an opportunity to receive that care as a direct result of your support of this expansion.
Tiny babies in need of critical care at Winnie Palmer Hospital now have an amazing view of the “city beautiful” with the expansion of the Alexander Center for Neonatology that you helped fund. Seated atop the landmark circular towers of Winnie Palmer Hospital on the 11th floor is the Haley Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with 30 new Level II NICU beds.
Helen Leon Fifth generation Mormon. World traveler. Grandmother of five grandchildren. Full of love and light. The many sides of Helen Leon all connect with her desire to help others and give back. Led by her faith and wishing to continue her and her late husband’s legacy of giving, she seeks to make a difference in the Central Florida community by supporting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. “Children are vulnerable and innocent,” Helen says. “I am thankful that all of my grandchildren are healthy and I want to help those who don’t have healthy grandchildren.”
DONOR: Helen Leon FOCUS: Pediatric Medicine WHY SHE GIVES: To help other grandparents who don’t have healthy grandchildren.
Children are vulnerable and innocent. I am thankful that all of my grandchildren are healthy and I want to help those who don’t have healthy grandchildren.
- Helen Leon
Helen’s childhood, combined with her Mormon faith, helped to lay the groundwork for who she is today. Born and raised in Canada, Helen saw firsthand that giving back makes a difference in the lives of others. She says, “My mom and dad were giving people. I remember my grandmother always making clothes for others.” Helen moved to Salt Lake City from Vancouver, BC to raise her son. Soon after, she moved to New York City, where she met her second husband Edward Leon. Helen and Edward, an international business attorney, traveled the world together with their son, Richard. While living in New York, they continued to give back through a foundation that Edward and his law partner co-founded in New York to help children facing blood disorders. Helen now lives in Central Florida to be closer to her son and grandchildren; however, she regularly visits Salt Lake City, where she serves on the President’s Council at Brigham Young University (BYU). She continues to be guided by her faith, which she says teaches people “to be self-sufficient, get an education and volunteer.” She says, “Mormons are probably the most volunteering people.” Helen’s son Richard describes his mother as a “leader and a motivator.” She is a true pioneering woman, a citizen of the world. She was a United Nations Representative for American Mothers, Inc., an organization that encourages motherhood and responsible parenting. She is currently a member of Helen with her late husband Edward. the International Advisory Council for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU, which works to help secure freedom of religion in countries all over the world. Although she’s a world traveler and a pioneer, “Helen lives very modestly to make sure she can do what she does [give back],” says trusted advisor and friend, Judy Hulsey. Completely unassuming and humble, Helen embodies the spirit of selflessness and dutifully giving back in everything she does. And she does it with joy. “She’s just full of love and light,” says Judy. “I’ve never met a more positive person in my life.” orlando health foundation
ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL RECAP
MARCHING WITH ARNIE More than 700 supporters participated in the second annual Arnie’s March presented by BMO Harris Bank on March 18
One year after starting Arnie’s March, more than twice as many supporters turned out for the second annual event on Tuesday, March 18. Arnie’s March, part of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard®, raised more than $167,000 for pediatric cancer research at Arnold Palmer Hospital – more than three times the amount raised in 2013! Arnie’s March originated in 2013 by two mothers whose daughters were treated for cancer at Arnold Palmer Hospital. They wanted to directly support the hospital that helped their families through such challenging times. “The hospital has become an important part of our lives,” says Geri Goldstein, one of the creators of the event. “We have all grown together. They know us – really know us. It’s an extended family of sorts, not one you’d choose, but one you are so grateful you have.” Golf Channel’s George Savaricas, Congressman Daniel Webster, and PGA professionals Brian Davis, D.A. Points, Lee Janzen, Sam Saunders and Dickey Pride, along with Arnold Palmer, Arnie’s attended Arnie’s March to thank the more than 700 attendees for supporting children’s cancer research at March Against Arnold Palmer Hospital. The program also recognized Children’s Cancer child survivors of cancer and honored the memories of raised more than those who lost their battle with this disease.
$167,000 this year for pediatric cancer research!
The event not only raised critical funding for research and clinical trials, but it also brought awareness of the lack of national funding for children’s cancer research, as less than four percent goes to pediatric cancer research.
Thank you to the more than 900 donors who supported this year’s Arnie’s March, as well as the entire team at Arnold Palmer Hospital for their continued dedication to helping these children and finding better treatments.
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Cancer survivor Whitney Goldstein walks to help raise funds for children’s cancer research.
To make a donation to support pediatric cancer treatment and research, you may use the enclosed envelope or visit arnoldpalmermedicalcenter.fundly.com. If you would like to discuss your gift or learn more, please contact Jeff Muddell at 321.841.5194 or Jeffrey.Muddell@orlandohealth.com.
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Thank you to our sponsors:
The outpouring of support at this year’s Arnie’s March was incredible and helped break our fundraising goal. As a parent of a cancer survivor, Geri really appreciates the way the community rallied around this event. She says, “It was a feel-good day and we loved celebrating the lives of some pretty amazing kids.”
More than 700 supporters marched for pediatric cancer research at this year’s Arnie’s March, part of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard®. ABOVE: One of the 55 teams, Cannonball Kids’ Cancer, recruited more than 200 supporters for the march. FAR LEFT: Cole Himes, a cancer survivor, runs up to be recognized and receive a special gift. LEFT: PGA professionals D.A. Points and Brian Davis participated in Arnie’s March and recognized child survivors of cancer as part of the opening ceremony.
Arnold Palmer Invitational Thrills Crowds and Raises Funds
Matt Every celebrates his first Arnold Palmer Invitational victory with Arnold Palmer.
The 36th Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard® wowed crowds over four beautiful days at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge March 20-23. Matt Every converted four birdies in a five-hole stretch to overtake Sunday’s leader and win the tournament at 13 under par. The tournament has raised more than $22 million for Arnold Palmer Hospital in its 36-year history.
The action on the course wasn’t the only exciting part of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. This year’s featured program from Arnold Palmer Hospital was Teen Xpress, part of The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families. A video highlighting the program was available for viewing during the tournament. If you haven’t had a chance to see the video, it is available at arnoldpalmerhospital.com/TeenXpress. Teen Xpress is a safe and private place for teen wellness, based out of a mobile health unit that provides free medical and mental health care for at-risk youth in select locations throughout Orange County.
Dr. Phillips Charities Donates $185,000 through Eagles for Arnie’s Kids Partnering with the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second year, Dr. Phillips Charities continued their Eagles for Arnie’s Kids challenge. They pledged $5,000 to Arnold Palmer Hospital for every eagle made during the tournament. This year, Eagles for Arnie’s Kids raised $185,000 after 37 eagles were shot at the tournament. The partnership and generosity of the Dr. Phillips Charities continue to be integral to the continued level of care children and their families receive at Arnold Palmer Hospital. We cannot thank Dr. Phillips Charities enough for their support and kindness through this pledge and the many other ways they are involved in the health of our community.
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ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER NEWS
Another Successful Dick Batchelor Run for the Children Hosted by Universal Orlando® Resort, 33rd Annual 5K run raises awareness for children’s health, education, and safety Kicking off the New Year, nearly 2,100 runners and walkers gathered at Universal Orlando® Resort on January 18 for the 33rd Annual Dick Batchelor Run for the Children. The 5K (3.1 mile) race benefited The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, a part of Arnold Palmer Hospital. The event raised more than $68,000 for the six core programs housed within the center: The Developmental Center for Infants & Children/Early Steps, Healthy Families Orange, The Children’s Advocacy Center, The Child Protection Team, The Healing Tree and Teen Xpress. After the 5K, participants and their guests took part in a variety of on-site activities from a Kids’ Fun Run at CityWalk to a special, celebratory breakfast at Hard Rock Café for top fundraisers.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Universal Orlando® Resort, Host Sponsor Starwood Vacation Ownership, Finish Line Sponsor Amscot Brown & Brown of FL, Inc. • Coca-Cola Concord Management Limited • Fifth Third Bank Florida Blue • Hard Rock Café • FOX 35/MY 65 MIX 105.1 FM • NA Office Solutions St. Luke’s United Methodist Church • Vaco Staffing
The Howard Phillips Center is proud to be a beacon of hope for abused children and their families, offering a variety of programs to heal and support these wounded hearts.
This April, The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families recognized National Child Abuse Prevention Month by encouraging Orlando citizens to wear blue on April 25 to raise awareness for the prevention of this nationwide epidemic.
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TOP: Dick Batchelor congratulates one of the award winners. BOTTOM: The Howard Phillips Center staff members championed the run’s fundraising efforts and won the prize for Top Fundraising Team. Congratulations to the dedicated members on Team HPC for their hard work.
children die every day from abuse and neglect.
of child abuse fatalities are children under age 4.
For every incident of child abuse or neglect that is reported, it is estimated that two others go unreported.
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Spring Swirl Provides Critical Funding for The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families On April 5, Aloft™ Downtown Orlando was engulfed in a sea of blue, the color of awareness for child abuse prevention, as guests attended the Eighth Annual Spring Swirl presented by Dr. Phillips Charities. The Community Leadership Council hosted the unique wine tasting event to raise critical funds for The Howard Phillips Center. Guests were surprised as they arrived at an underground “speakeasy” themed party. Greeted by a “mob boss”, access to the event could only be gained by providing the secret password, “pinwheels.” Inside, guests enjoyed the sounds of live jazz performers while sampling premiere Toscano Vineyards wines, along with speciality dishes courtesy of the hospitality sponsor, Landry’s Restaurants. A special pre-reception, complete with a caviar tasting and presentation by Geno Evans, owner of Anastasia Gold Caviar, allowed for recognition of event sponors and the inagural members of “Be The Story” - the multi-year giving society supporting The Howard Phillips Center. Spring Swirl supports vital prevention and treatment programs provided at The Howard Phillips Center. Services help those impacted by child abuse and neglect, childhood developmental delays and disabilities, the uncertainties of becoming a new parent, and lack of access to medical care for low-income teens.
ABOVE: Todd Altadonna, Spring Swirl, Co-Chair, Terry Prather, President – Orlando Parks at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Trey Vick, Spring Swirl, Chair, and Ken Robinson, President and CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities show their support by wearing blue. BELOW: Guests enjoyed the theming and silent auction at this year’s Spring Swirl.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: Dr. Phillips Charities, Presenting Sponsor SeaWorld Parks & Resorts, Décor & Entertainment Sponsor Landry’s Restaurants, Hospitality Sponsor Coca-Cola, Child Champion Sponsor Aloft Orlando Downtown, Event Host Toscano Vineyards, Wine Sponsor Bags, Inc. • Burr & Forman • Disney • Harris Rosen Foundation • OUC • Accelerate • Signature Dezigns TD Bank • The Druscilla Farwall Foundation The Mayflower Retirement Community
The Howard Phillips Center served more than 15,000 clients in 2013
more likely to experience teen pregnancy
more likely to be arrested as a juvenile
more likely to commit a violent crime
more likely to experience deliquency and drug use
The Children’s Advocacy Center provided crisis intervention referrals to 600 children and their families.
The Child Protection Team provided more than 1,400 medical exams - all in a child-friendly environment. The Healing Tree provided specialized counseling to help more than 600 children and their caregivers heal from the trauma of abuse - regardless of their ability to pay. Healthy Families Orange prevented child abuse and neglect in 97% of families served by our local program.
SOURCES: http://www.childwelfare.gove/systemwide/statistics/can.cfm http://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/child-abuse--incest-SS/child-abuse-statistics--facts-304.html
How YOU can help The need for programs and services at The Howard Phillips Center is increasing significantly. Our ability to help is only limited by funding. You can make a difference. Please consider making a gi online at hps://arnoldpalmermedicalcenter.fundly.com or by using the enclosed envelope. If you would like to learn more or discuss your gi , please contact Amy Drury at 407.841.5194.
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UF HEALTH CANCER CENTER - ORLANDO HEALTH NEWS
Proton Therapy Center Will be Central Florida’s First
Artist rendering of the new proton therapy expansion at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health.
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To make a donation in support of the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health, please use the enclosed envelope or visit orlandohealth.fundly.com/cancer-center. If you would like to discuss your gift or learn more, please contact Jeremy Gamble at 321.841.8870.
You can be a part of history. There are just 41 proton therapy centers in the world and only 10 in the United States. Orlando Health is joining an elite group and your support is critical. Naming opportunities are still available for the Proton Therapy Center at Orlando Health.
The significant benefit offered by proton beam therapy is that it deposits most of its energy at a specific depth and then stops entirely. This allows the physician to tailor the deposit of dose to the specific depth and shape of the tumor while simultaneously reducing the damage to surrounding normal tissue. Proton beam therapy is used for a variety of cancers where pinpoint radiation is critically important, especially in the treatment of certain pediatric cancers.
The Proton Therapy Center at Orlando Health is nearly halfway through the construction phase. In 2015, it is expected to treat up to 30 patients per day.
Radiation therapy, used to treat more than half of all cancer patients, seeks to deposit as much dose in a tumor as possible while minimizing the impact to surrounding normal tissue. Proton beam radiation therapy is used for a variety of cancers where pin-point radiation is critically important, especially in the treatment of certain pediatric cancers. The Proton Therapy Center at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health will house Central Florida’s first proton unit – one of less than a dozen in the United States.
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Cancer Support Community and expansion of Music Therapy Program offer psychosocial support programs to patients and families Cancer does not discriminate. And it affects far more than a patient’s health. Cancer brings overwhelming emotions of stress, fear, worry and uncertainty to patients as well as their families and friends. A recent study followed two groups of breast cancer patients over a period of ten years. One group received social and emotional support and the other did not. The results show a 45 percent reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence and a 56 percent reduced risk of breast cancer death for those who received social and emotional support. PARTNERSHIP WITH CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY Because we believe that no one should have to face cancer alone, the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health and the Cancer Support Community have launched a partnership to ensure that cancer patients and their families receive the support and services they need to face and fight their cancer diagnosis.
BRYCE WEST PLEDGES $300,000 TO EXPAND MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM AT ORLANDO HEALTH According to the American Cancer Society, music therapy offers tremendous benefits to patients as it helps decrease anxiety during procedures, lowers heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rates, and improves socialization, relaxation and self-expression. Through the Music Therapy Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital, we have made a tremendous difference in patients’ lives. Thanks to Bryce West, a Southwest Community Board member, and his generous gift of $300,00 to support Healing Arts at Orlando Health, we’re excited to have the opportunity to expand the program to our patients at our adult hospitals. His gift is made possible through the Bryce L. West Foundation. “While patients benefit from the excellent clinical care and medical expertise provided by Orlando Health, Music Therapy and the Healing Arts can help meet the broader healing and emotional needs of patients and their loved ones,” says Bryce. His passion for the arts is well known in the Central Florida community, as he serves on the boards for both the Orlando Philharmonic, the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, and the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Additional funding is essential as we continue to enhance and expand the psychosocial support provided to patients throughout Orlando Health. Thank you to WPFT and Bryce West for your generous contributions to help us meet the emotional and social needs of our patients and families.
This program is made possible through a gift of $200,000 from Women Playing For T.I.M.E. (Technology, Immediate diagnosis, Mammography and Education).
This partnership addresses the emotional side of fighting cancer and benefits not only the cancer patient, but that patient’s full support network. From cancer support groups, to yoga classes, to healing arts workshops to weekly educational series, we will have nearly 20 new programs available to families to make sure that no one in Central Florida faces cancer alone.
- Mark Roh, MD, president UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health
Southwest Community Board member Bryce West (left) has pledged $300,000 to expand the Music Therapy Program to adult patients throughout Orlando Health. Dr. Diane Robinson, director, Cancer Support Community (center) and Mark Roh, MD, president UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health (right) are thrilled to also incorporate music therapy into the support programs at the Cancer Center.
Providing comfort and care during difficult times Women Playing For T.I.M.E.® fundraising supports renovations and enhancements at the WPFT and co-founders Elaine Lustig and Sheila Solomon Breast Care Center and Women’s Imaging Center As any woman who has or had breast cancer will tell you, receiving However, after 20 years, there is a need for renovation and the diagnosis is one of the scariest experiences in the world. enhancements. A much-needed update to the interior décor Thoughts of fear, sadness and anxiety fill our patients’ heads when will create a soothing, healing environment that is consistent they hear the news for the first time, and then often for the next with the rest of the Cancer Center. Additionally, the plans call several days or weeks. Luckily the Women’s Imaging Center and for reconfiguring the space to provide greater ease of access to the Breast Care Center offers these women a place where fears patients between the two centers, as they meet with different and anxieties are eased through members of their healthcare a variety of centrally-located team. Harriett’s, the breast cancer Instead of weeks of waiting and multiple resources. boutique located on the same floor, is also planned to be renovated and appointments, these women receive complete Because these two centers are expanded. coordinated care from our onsite surgeon and adjacent to each other and the radiologist, and a readily available team of teams work together, our patients Earlier this year, WPFT provided often receive answers within 48 a gift of $100,000 towards the medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists hours. Instead of weeks of waiting renovations. The funds were raised and nurses, all in one convenient location. and multiple appointments, through various golf tournaments these women receive complete and other events hosted by this coordinated care from our onsite dedicated group of women. Their surgeons and radiologists, and a readily available team of medical generous gift is critical to getting the renovations underway. and radiation oncologists, pathologists and nurses, all in one WPFT has also included the Breast Care Center in their 2014 convenient location. fundraising goals.
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Please consider supporting the renovation and enhancements at Women’s Imaging and the Breast Care Center. You may use the enclosed envelope or give at orlandohealth.fundly.com/ women-playing-for-t-i-m-e. If you’d like to discuss your gift or learn more, please contact Jeremy Gamble at 321.841.8870.
There is still a great need for funding of these renovations and enhancements to both the Women’s Imaging Center and the Breast Care Center. Your contribution to these projects is critical to continued care and support that we provide our patients. In addition to the latest, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and clinical care, these centers will provide patients with a beautiful and serene environment in which to receive their care. And you can be a part of helping to comfort these women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Women’s Imaging Center and Breast Care Center were built in 1991, with the Breast Care Center funded in part by WPFT. More than 20 years later, these centers continue to provide extraordinary holistic care for our patients.
Women Playing For T.I.M.E. has included the Breast Care Center in their 2014 fundraising goals. They raise funds through various events throughout the year. Above, women participating in the Fall Invitational golf tournament enjoy a sunny day on the golf course.
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Cancer Treatments are Getting More Personal than Ever Generous gifts from Dr. Phillips Charities and the Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation enable the creation of Personalized Cancer Care Program Imagine a world in which cancer is not treated according to where it is found in the body but according to the patient’s specific genetic makeup and the genes found in their tumor. Imagine having cancer treatments so targeted that they are considerably more effective while yielding fewer side effects. Currently, the standard treatment for cancer patients is the sequential use of drugs, which have demonstrated the best outcomes for their type of cancer. However, this involves a high degree of trial and error with variable success and toxicities. Natural genetic variations impact the effectiveness of drugs and explain why the same drug works well in one individual and not another. Variations in genes can affect how drugs are absorbed, metabolized and used by the body. Understanding a patient’s genetic fingerprint will reveal the abnormalities that make a cancer grow. To measure the genes in a patient requires a sterile biopsy and a certified laboratory to perform the analysis. Unfortunately, the cost for tumor biopsy and the laboratory analysis are not covered by insurance companies. So far, only a limited number of patients have benefited from personalized cancer care as the vast majority of patients cannot afford this new strategy. Several prominent U.S. medical institutions (Johns Hopkins, Washington University, Mayo Clinic) have created Personalized Cancer Care programs and have become the early leaders in this
new treatment strategy. Common to each program was the vital role of philanthropy in the initial funding. Central Floridians will no longer have to imagine what this tailored and personalized cancer treatment will be like. With a $1.5 million gift from Dr. Phillips Charities, Inc. and a $200,000 gift from The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation, we recently launched our own Personalized Cancer Care Program. Our oncologists are among the finest in the Southeast and we have one of the most robust clinical trials programs. Through our growing regional collaboration with the University of Florida, we have access to specialists in genomics, genetics and pathology specialists. Both Dr. Phillips Charities and The Martin Andersen-Gracia Anderson Foundation have been strong and generous supporters of our mission at Orlando Health for many years and their continued commitment to healthcare and advancements at Orlando Health reaches a variety of our hospitals and programs. Through these gifts, cancer patients will be able to benefit from genetic analysis and receive therapy that is tailored specifically to them. Our vision is to provide targeted therapy that is more effective during a patient’s first treatment, with fewer side effects and less cost. This program will accelerate the development of safer and individualized genetic-based, targeted therapies to improve patient outcomes.
Governor Rick Scott Highlights $80 Million for Cancer Research In March, Governor Rick Scott joined leaders from UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health to highlight an $80 million commitment for cancer research for the Cancer Center and others across the state as part of the 2014-15 state budget proposal. This funding will help the Cancer Center pursue designation as a National Cancer Institute center.
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In his announcement, Governor Scott said, “We must put our state in a position to be on the cutting edge of cancer research, and this investment goes a long way towards that goal. We remain committed to fighting this terrible disease and we continue to work towards a cure.” Designation as a National Cancer Institute center will allow the Cancer Center to receive substantial federal research grants, which help develop specialities and technologies that offer more cutting-edge treatment options for our patients, and continue to set us apart as the preferred choice in cancer care in Central Florida.
SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY NEWS
Campaign Underway for Health Central’s Dementia Unit Leslie and John Cervanka and the Bond Foundation help kick off fundraising for renovations at Circle of Friends One in eight Americans age 65 or older will develop Alzheimer’s disease during their life. By 2025, it is forecasted that one in six Floridians over age 65 will have Alzheimer’s or dementia.
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You can help make the quality of life for dementia patients at Health Central Park better by donating to support the renovations at Circle of Friends. To support this project you may use the enclosed envelope or visit https://orlandohealth.fundly.com. To discuss your gift or learn more, please contact Wendy Proctor at 321.843.2448.
GENEROUS DONATIONS HELP SUPPORT RENOVATION PROJECT The Bond Foundation, located in Winter Garden, donated $50,000 for the Circle of Friends renovation. The Bond Foundation focuses on projects in the Central Florida area with a focus on West Orange County.
Thank you to the Bond Foundation and the Cervankas for continuing to invest in the health and well-being of the Southwest Orange community.
While continuing to provide excellent care each day, Circle of Friends, built in 1966, has begun to show its age from constant use. The renovation will include the nursing station, dining and activity areas, resident rooms and private bathrooms, and the family room with a total cost of $500,000. These renovations will enhance the quality of care and level of comfort residents experience.
Board member and 1918 Society member Leslie Cervenka, and her husband John, gave $30,000 to Health Central’s Circle of Friends. They have a personal connection and wanted to help. “John and I are so pleased to be able to give this gift to help with the renovation,” Leslie says. “We have had dementia in our family and know how important it is to provide a safe environment where the residents are engaged with activities on a daily basis.”
Circle of Friends won the Silver National Quality Award by the American Health Care Association in 2011, just one of three (out of 700 facilities state-wide) that received this honor, and one of 30 in the nation.
Board member Leslie Cervanka and her husband John donated funds to begin a $500,000 renovation project at Circle of Friends, part of Health Central in Southwest Orange County.
Fortunately, an award-winning facility located in Winter Garden provides exceptional care to patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia — and is part of the Orlando Health family. Circle of Friends, part of Health Central, offers long-term, full-time care to 49 residents. These patients are in the hands of specially trained staff members who help meet the physical, emotional and social needs of each and every resident.
A Successful Evening at The Sacred Olive and al Fresco in downtown Winter Garden On Thursday, February 13, al Fresco and The Sacred Olive in downtown Winter Garden hosted a fundraiser in support of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Health Central Hospital, donating a portion of their proceeds from the evening to the two community hospitals. Thank you for coming out to support our hospitals and enjoy time in beautiful downtown Winter Garden. (clockwise from left) Lynn Kasten, owner, al Fresco, and Reggie Riley, community relations manager, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; Michael and Maggie Bonko, administrator, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; and Wendy Proctor, director of development, Orlando Health Foundation, and Carolyn Hill, owner, The Sacred Olive, enjoyed an evening of great food and helped raise funds for Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Health Central Hospital.
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National Doctor’s Day Honors Physicians in Our Lives We are honored to share with you the names of the following dedicated physicians for whom the Foundation received tribute gifts in celebration of this year’s National Doctor’s Day on March 30. Nasir Alar, M.D. Rodrigo F. Alban, MD Luis G. Alvarez, MD Gregory P. Aslanian, MD Nicholas G. Avgeropoulos, MD Ritu Badola, MD Said M. Baidas, MD Stephen S. Baker, MD Arvind N. Bakhru, MD William W. Baldwin, MD Thomas R. Bates, MD David Bello, MD John K. Bickerton, MD Jeffrey A. Bornstein, MD Jeff Bos, DC Debashish Bose, MD, PhD Jeffrey N. Bott, MD Robert J. Bowles, MD David S. Boyer, MD Daniel J. Buchholz, MD Mary T. Busowski, MD Allison R. Carilli, MD Alan Chan, MD Enrique J. Chapman, MD Lisa H. Choo, MD Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD Tracy L. Colchamiro, MD Donald M. Collins, MD David F. Cowan Jr., MD Dr. William J. David, MD Edmund F. Delgado, MD Mark B. DiDea, MD Carlos L. Dominguez, MD Humberto A. Dominguez, MD Dennis J. Donahue, MD Aurelio Duran, MD Tomas Dvorak, MD Arnold M. Einhorn, MD Sonia R. Enriquez, MD Robert M. Faber, MD Jeffrey M. Feiner, MD Steven D. Feiner, DO Elizabeth Feldman, DMD Paul M. Finer, MD Raymond B. Franklin Jr., MD, PhD
Manuel J. Galceran, MD Charles S. Garnette, MD Robert D. Gaynor, DO Richard W. George, MD Calvin L. Gibson, MD Daniel G. Goddard, MD Stephen R. Goll, MD Patrico P. Gonzales, MD Orlando R. Gonzalez, MD Sherali H. Gowani, MD Quentin L. Green, MD Scott D. Greenwood, MD Cole D. Greves, MD Terrence M. Gross, MD Pavel A. Guguchev, MD George J. Haidukewych, MD Julio J. Hajdenberg, MD Charles W. Heard Jr., MD Aparna B. Hernandez, MD Luis J. Herrera, MD Kola Hisamuddin, MD Lara D. Hitchcock, MD Douglas A. Huhn, DMD Felicia Jacob, MD Muhammad A. Jawad, MD Melvin J. Johnson III, MD Tirrell T. Johnson, MD Michael P. Kahky, MD Gary A. Kalser, MD Thomas J. Katta, MD Omar R. Kayaleh, MD Thomas R. Kelley, MD Patrick Kelly, MD Mark L. Kesler, MD Nadezhda Kholodnaya, MD Joan L. Kidd, MD Gerald J. Kivett, MD Dennis R. Knapp Jr., MD Ronald C. Knipe, MD Kenneth J. Koval, MD Stanley J. Kupiszewski, MD Marilyn G. Lajoie, MD Jeffrey M. Laskoff, MD Alice E. Lee, MD Kenneth R. Lee, MD
Henry L. Levine, MD Brian M. Lipman, MD Joseph Livoti, MD Juan A. Lopez, MD James M. Magill, MD Jere J. Mammino, DO Rafael R. Manon, MD Joan Martich, MD John A. Martin Jr., MD Amanda M. McClure, MD Kristina M. McLean, MD Max B. Medary, MD Marshall S. Melcer, MD Michelle M. Mendez-Sanes, MD Michael J. Moore, MD Robert L. Murrah Jr., MD Rajesh M. Nair, MD Anil H. Navani, MD Elizabeth D. Nelson, MD Zulima A. Nicoloff, MD Michael A. Nocero, MD David S. Osteen, MD Jan C. Parrillo, MD Kavita M. Pattani, MD Theron M. Pettit, MD Hal S. Pineless, DO Cynthia A. Powell, MD Anna M. Priebe, MD John T. Promes, MD Kathleen A. Pulsifer, DPM Luz M. Ramos-Vivas, MD Shahid Riaz, MD Garrett H. Riggs, MD Justin Rineer, MD Raul A. Rodas, DO Mark S. Roh, MD Bennett M. Rosenthal, MD, PhD Regan D. Rostorfer, MD Donald S. Rotatori, MD Susan L. Ryan, MD Alden E. Sanborn, MD Jose E. Sarriera, MD Veronica L. Schimp, DO Daniela Serafimovska, DO Nikita C. Shah, MD
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Naushad Shaik, MD Sanjeev K. Shroff, MD Matthew C. Snell, MD Mark A. Steiner, MD Stan K. Sujka, MD Peter D. Taylor, MD Anthony Termini, DO Jose A. Torres, MD Jennifer E. Tseng, MD Saif Ullah, MD Jessica M. Vaught, MD Navin Verma, MD Steven E. Weber, DO J. C. Wehman, MD Irwin R. Weinstein, MD Paul R. Williamson, MD Winnie Palmer Hospital – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Physicians
CORPORATE PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
AVI Foodsystems Exceeds Expectations and Supports Orlando Health in Many Ways Since 2012, AVI Foodsystems has generously supported Orlando Health through cash contributions and budget relieving in-kind donations that have significantly elevated the success of our Foundation events and initiatives. As America’s largest, family-owned and operated food and hospitality provider, AVI is committed to providing the highest quality and freshest ingredients, coupled with impeccable service and an innovative approach to food and catering services. From support of our Healthy U Wellness Series through athletic events such as Miracle Miles and the Dragon Boat Festival, to full-service catering of our formal and milestone events, AVI has become an invaluable partner to our organization. Because of their steadfast commitment to our mission, their partnership continues to grow with a recent $250,000 pledge to support the expansion of the Haley Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, part of the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. AVI’s creative approach to providing exceptional catering was evident at the Forces of Nature, Faces of Change event held in January 2013, during which we announced an online support community for women, According to Winnie. We truly appreciate the continued support and contributions that AVI Foodsystems provides for Orlando Health, including their sponsorship at this year’s ONE NIGHT event. Kiden Clayton, Director of Nutrition Services, Jennifer Akerly, national vice president for Healthcare, and Jennifer Apple, administrator, Arnold Palmer Medical Center, enjoy the recent NICU expansion ribbon-cutting event at Winnie Palmer Hospital. AVI Foodsystems has provided cash contributions and in-kind donations to Orlando Health since 2012. Their creative approach to catering continues to shine at the various events they support. AVI Foodsystems is also a sponsor for the ninth annual ONE NIGHT.
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Memorial Gifts – January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014 An ideal way to celebrate the life of someone special is through a gift in their name. Not only does your gift honor the individual, it also enables Orlando Health to carry on lifesaving care for others.
In Memory of Burt Beitch Mr. and Mrs. Robert Geller In Memory of Brian and Joshua Bernauer Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bernauer Jr. In Memory of Charles R. Bruehl Ms. Shanthi R. Bruehl In Memory of Aaron P. Bultema Mr. and Mrs. Derek Baum Mascotte Elementary Charter Ms. Barbara A. Pake In Memory of Thomas J. Coleman Mrs. Harriett C. Coleman In Memory of Maria D. Colvin Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation In Memory of Charles J. Cullom Ms. Shirley A. Scott In Memory of Frances L. Czarnik Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Howard In Memory of Johnathan B. Davis Friends of Johnathan Davis In Memory of John A. Devine Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hanse Ms. Jeannie Lazenby Ms. Marcelyn Locke In Memory of Linda D. Ellerbee Dr. Scott D. Greenwood and Dr. Pamela G. Freeman In Memory of Dorothy Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Deevey In Memory of Edward Ferrell Mr. Allan G. Rodgers In Memory Of Anna O. Fusaro Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Di Capua & Family Mr. and Mrs. Jesse I. Finkelstein Ms. Lori C. Settle Mr. and Mrs. Marc D. Sorce
In Memory of Elizabeth Sheldon Ms. Ruth H. Stone
In Memory of Mildred D. Miller Anonymous
In Memory of Robert H. Hampton Ms. Patricia G. Anderson Container Service Corp. Ms. Rose M. Mohney Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nicholas
In Memory of Mary E. Peterson Mr. Dennis Halloran
In Memory of George F. Sorn Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Bradford Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Boone Fleming Ms. Jean M. Fry Mr. Jeremy D. Gamble Colonel Roy L. Harris Jr. Ms. Karen Thornton Jensen Ron’s Miniature Shop Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Craig Titterud Mr. and Mrs. William C. Underwood Mr. E. Harding Vaughn Jr. Ms. Joan M. Waldrop
In Memory of Lois S. Harbert Alden E. Sanborn, M.D. P.A. Mr. and Mrs. Zachary J. Bancroft Ms. Elizabeth A. Drosdick Mr. Harkness A. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Jaeger Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Phalin Resource Consulting Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Scearce, CPA Mr. and Mrs. William W. Tew Mr. Samuel H. Vickers In Memory Of Melanie P. Hatcher Ms. Lucille P. Lofty In Memory of Bonnie Hill Ms. Miriam L. Bonilla In Memory of David P. Honey Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Barley In Memory of Richard M. Interrante Mrs. Elvera M. Interrante In Memory of Vera R. Jensen Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jensen In Memory of Terry D. Kieft Mrs. Kelly E. Arslanian In Memory of Marjorie L. Kisselback The Marjorie Fund In Memory of William Kyriakakis Mr. Victor Chin In Memory of Leila Larsen Ms. Joan M. Grace In Memory of Fred L. Lawyer Mrs. Ruby G. Armstrong In Memory of Robert R. Lyon Ms. Carmen G. Dominguez
In Memory Of Claude W. Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Randall C. Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Jackson Mrs. Catherine W. Kerns Mr. and Mrs. Arnvil Tiller Mr. James C. Wilson Sr.
In Memory of Kenneth H. Maus Dr. and Mrs. Bruce S. Appelbaum In Memory of Margaret B. McCoy Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge
In Memory of Sara G. Reid Ms. Janet I. Webb In Memory of John Ritchhart Mr. and Mrs. Vernon H. Doehrman In Memory of Michelle D. Rivero Shelly Is...Inc. Foundation In Memory of Ronald A. Sabol Ms. Crystal D. Bruning Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Rostocil Ms. Cindy Shaw-Gagliardi Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Wagar Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Wagar Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Zuchowski In Memory of Robert F. Schuessler Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Fisher
In Memory of Angel Vehec The Hoots Family In Memory of Jerry L. Vestal Mrs. Sterling S. Vestal In Memory of Rita M. Wakula Mr. Martin Wakula In Memory of Tony Watcher Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jensen In Memory of Barbara J. Wellington Mr. and Mrs. John L. Landon In Memory of David R. Wesser Ms. Andrea S. Wesser In Memory of Francis J. White Dr. Scott D. Greenwood and Dr. Pamela G. Freeman In Memory of James R. Whitehurst Ms. Emma L. Whitehurst
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In Memory of Dennis W. Manning Dr. and Mrs. William M. Manning
In Memory of Madison G. Redditt Ms. Isobel Carroll
In Memory of Jean Y. Vallone Mr. Russell C. Vallone
In Memory Of Keene M. Gerber Mr. and Mrs. Terry C. Young
In Memory of Carson A. Powers Mrs. Lois A. Groves
In Memory of Chelsey J. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Carlos M. Rodriguez
In Memory of Kathleen Lyons Mr. Michael D. Lyons
In Memory of Kase A. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ashler Jr. Ms. Monna M. Bryant Celebrating HOME Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Durr Ms. Alice S. Englert Farmers & Merchants Bank Mr. and Mrs. William M. Farrell Florida Landmark Communities, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Guido Jr. Havana Ford Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Heim Mr. Jimmy Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Y L Ivie Ms. Martha W. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. William P. Jones Ms. Jegen A. McDermott Mr. and Mrs. Parker L. McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Brett Milgrom Ms. Jean H. Miller Ms. Beverly M. O’Meara Mr. and Mrs. Lewis P. Parker R.A.W. Construction, LLC Mr. and Mrs. G. David Rogers Mr. John T. Sewell Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Tabbitas Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Underwood Jr. Mr. James A. Walden Mr. Lee Walker
In Memory Of Ines Garcia Ms. Nereida N. Perez
In Memory of Beverly W. Norwood Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation
In Memory of Ronald A. Beier Ms. Dina Mehren Mr. Mike Rathford Mr. and Mrs. Chris F. Seyer III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Galen L. Vargason
In Memory of Jennifer M. Miller Ms. Debbie Gilbert
In Memory of John L. Apodaca Mrs. Lucille C. Apodaca
In Memory of Lucy E. Hall Mr. and Mrs. W. Danel Allred Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO E.G. Dale Enterprise Ms. Gertrude D. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Dwight M. Shoffner Triad Freightliner of Greensboro
In Memory of Howard R. Anderson RBI Corp.
PLANNED GIVING NEWS
Barbara Stapleton’s Legacy Lives on Through Her Estate A long-time resident of Ormond Beach, Florida and supporter of Arnold Palmer Hospital, Barbara Stapleton passed away on September 21, 2013, leaving behind a legacy of generosity that will help children and families for many years to come. Barbara was a hard-working and dedicated woman, having earned her law degree in Ohio and working there for 20 years before moving to Florida. Upon relocating, she became a successful real estate broker and sales representative, earning awards and recognition throughout her community. After working for several companies, she retired just three years ago.
Barbara Stapleton’s legacy lives on, as she left a gift in her estate that will help patients and families at Arnold Palmer Hospital for many years to come.
The oldest of three children, Barbara was “jolly, full of energy, and helpful to all,” says Bernard H. Strasser, her good friend and trusted advisor. She was passionate about giving back through philanthropy. Although Barbara did not have children of her own, she chose to support children’s charities. Arnold Palmer Hospital is grateful to have been one of the organizations Barbara chose to be a part of her legacy through her estate.
You Can Make a Legacy Gift with a Revocable Living Trust There are many different ways to make an estate gift to Orlando Health. These gifts represent a significant source of support for our mission and allow individuals to truly create a legacy in our community that will provide for the health of future generations. One of the most popular estate planning vehicles is a revocable living trust. A revocable living trust is a written agreement that functions similar to a will, but provides a few additional benefits. • The biggest benefit of revocable living trusts is that they avoid probate. This will save loved ones time and money and also keep your estate private. • A trust can pass your assets to beneficiaries immediately upon your death or you can elect to distribute assets over a time period you designate. • A trust can be adjusted as many times as you wish and you retain control over all assets during your life. • A trust helps reduce the chance of court dispute over your estate. For more information on revocable living trusts or other ways to make a legacy gift to Orlando Health, please contact our Planned Giving team at 321.843.2488
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A PLANNED GIFT to the Orlando Health Foundation
is simple and doesn’t have to cost you anything today. BEQUESTS Include Orlando Health in your will or trust. GIFTS OF SECURITIES Donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds. CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES Create an income stream for the rest of your life while also making a gift to Orlando Health. CHARITABLE TRUSTS Create a lasting legacy at Orlando Health.
For more information contact Matt Lilly, Foundation vice president, at 321.843.2488.
Making an Impact and Leaving a Legacy Donna Martin has helped Women Playing For T.I.M.E. raise much-needed funds for UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health and is leaving a lasting legacy through her will. Ten years ago, Donna Martin started Women Playing For T.I.M.E.’s first turnkey tournament at Orange Tree Golf Club. In that first year, the event brought in almost $7,500 for MD Anderson Cancer Center – Orlando, now known as UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. “I liked that the money stayed in Orlando,” Donna says. “At other tournaments I had been to, I kept asking myself, ‘Why are we sending the money away?’” While growing up, Donna saw how her mother’s focus on helping others as a special needs teacher really made a difference. During her professional career as a commissioned naval officer, Donna worked her way through various healthcare positions, ultimately landing in hospital administration, The money stays here and where she spent the last 16 it really becomes something years of her 26-year career. you’re a part of.
- Donna Martin Women Playing For T.I.M.E.
Today, the Orange Tree tournament remains strong and has more than doubled in the number of participants since its inception. Donna helped bring this year’s tournament total to $50,000 with a generous personal gift at the tournament’s end.
More than 10 years ago, Donna Martin helped start the Orange Tree golf tournament that benefits the UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health. She has also left a gift to the Orlando Health Foundation in her will.
Her dedication to WPFT’s events and philanthropic support over the years are not the only ways that Donna is helping to support our mission. She has chosen to include the Orlando Health Foundation in her will. “It was a wonderful experience. And being a part of the events still is,” Donna says, about the process for leaving a gift in her will. Donna continues to stay involved with WPFT in various ways. She says, “The money stays here and it really becomes something you’re a part of.”
You Helped Break Records at the Orange Tree Tournament Orange Tree Women’s Golf Association held the 10th Annual Women Playing For T.I.ME. golf tournament on March 3. The committee surpassed all of their previous events raising more than $50,000 at this year’s tournament. Donna Martin helped push the total over the $50,000 mark with a generous donation at the tournament’s end.
Orange Tree Committee Cheryl George, Debbie Austin, Rita Brown, Kate Pfeiffle, with Elaine Lustig, WPFT co-founder and chair and Mark Roh, MD, president, UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health kick off the 10th Annual Women Playing For T.I.M.E. golf tournament.
The Orange Tree committee organizes many events and grassroots activities throughout the year that add to this total. The Orange Tree Tournament is held each March, but golf chair Debbie Austin and her committee begin fundraising for the following year in April. The first year that the tournament was held, the group raised $7,430. In the last 10 years, this dedicated group of women has raised more than $242,000 for breast cancer care at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to breast cancer care at Orlando Health!
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UPCOMING EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
TRAVEL CLUB DAY TRIPS JUNE
Ybor City Ybor City, Florida 8:45 am – 4:45 pm Cost: $75
Budweiser Jacksonville Tour Jacksonville, Florida 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Cost: $74
Sebastian Inlet Eco Tour Sebastian, Florida 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Cost: $89
Kennedy Space Center Titusville, Florida 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Cost: $89
Travel back in time as a local step-on guide describes the rich culture and history of the area.
Tour the Federal Reserve Bank, the central banking system of the U.S., and tour the Budweiser brewery.
Enjoy a gentle eco cruise and view found treasures from the 1600s at Mel Fisher’s Treasure museum.
See the spectacular new exhibit of Space Shuttle Atlantis, enjoy two I-Max films, and more.
Contact Life’s-A-Trip-Tours at 407.855.9732 or Barbara@lifes-a-triptours.com for day trip reservations.
ADVENTURE TRAVEL NOVEMBER
Tropical Costa Rica Collette Vacations Cost: $2,149 (double) Contact: 877.872.4331, Ref #565828 Costa Rica is a paradise of lush forests, endless coastlines and stunning waterfalls. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Luxuriate at a beach and golf resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches.
For more information on all listed tours, go to orlandohealthfoundation.com/travelclub.
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To stay informed about upcoming Orlando Health Foundation events, please visit orlandohealthevents.com. To sign up for volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica Crawford at 321.843.1078 or jessica.crawford@ orlandohealth.com. To learn about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Anthony at 321.841.8022 or melissa. firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 6 Arnold Palmer Hospital 25th Birthday
Taste for Learning - In partnership with Valencia Foundation
Arnold Palmer Hospital Hard Rock Café More details will be shared soon. location:
Wine Tasting & Auction Orlando Health Medical Education Program location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort ATasteForLearning.com benefiting:
September 20 Miracle Miles event type:
5K/15K Run and Kids Run Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital location: Lake Eola Park MiracleMilesRun.com benefiting:
38th Annual Bert M. Warden’s Golden South Classic Presented by adidas®
Track & Field Competition The Sports Medicine Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital location: The First Academy GoldenSouthClassic.com benefiting:
Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival event type:
Dragon Boat Race UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health location: Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake GWNDragonBoat.com benefiting:
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