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    • May 2011 HELPING HANDS, CARING HEARTSCONVeNieNT CARechildren’s clinicopens in Naples
    • contents inside 8 Hands-on learning A new physician’s residency program is coming to Lee Memorial LMHS Foundation oFFiCerS Jeffrey L. green, Chairperson James w. orr, Jr., M.d., Vice Chairperson Charles K. idelson, Treasurer elaine Hawkins, Secretary10 John Blais impact giving Carleton Case Joseph r. Catti Sanibel resident Brent Crawford Amanda Cross amanda Cross is up to the chal- lenge of raising todd gates $10 million Jonathan gopman william n. Horowitz gary L. israel neil LeClair Chip Lesch12 Faces & Places nick naples evelyn neill A photo gallery Michael B. Peceri of the big- david M. Platt hearted garrett reasoner guy F. rhoades alexander roulston Madeleine taeni Stuart Zaikov16 Jim nathan the last word LMHS President Red Sox Chil- dren’s Hospital LMHS Foundation ProduCtion StaFF Classic hits a grand slam Sharon Macdonald, Chief Foundation Officer Ken Shoriak, System Director of Foundation Operations Jeannie Cummings, Foundation Senior Director of Marketing May 2011 9800 S. HealthPark drive, Suite 210, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Tricca (239) 343-6950 www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation HELPING HANDS, CARING HEARTS the gift is a quarterly publication of the Lee Memorial Health by Michelle System Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information or to make a donation, please call the Foundation office at (239) 343-6950. On the cover: Dr. Cayce Jehaimi, Pediatric Endocrinologist, examines Photography a young patient at the new Collier County Children’s Hospital Clinic in Naples. T CARe CONVeNieN2 open children’s clinic s in Naples www.LeeMeMoriaL.org/Foundation
    • advanced care Marilyn Cimino, a supervisor at the Children’s Hospital, demonstrates the RetCam 3 on a medical mannequin. images show up in precise, basketball-sized detail on the gift of a screen, complementing doctors’ efforts to monitor sight patients’ eyes as they develop and treat problems as they arise. At a cost of $95,000, including special training for three NICU nurses, the RetCam is one of the tools bidders at the Wine Fest’s Fund-A-Cause auction bought to help preemies. “These are always pieces of equipment that the very small, prematurely born infants need to protect their normal development, and without it often their sight or hearing or nervous sys- tem development is impaired,” said Dr. Stephen Machiz, founding chairman of the SWFL Wine & Food Fest. “Our focus has been to try and provide B y e va n w i l l i a m s the technology, which is often beyond the reach of a facility that doesn’t get taxpayer support and A new imaging system at The Children’s Hospital depends on philanthropy to provide for the needs of Southwest Florida is helping caregivers protect the of our community.” Babies born at 30 weeks or less are at risk forphotoraphy by sebastien girard vision of its smallest patients. As their fragile eyes develop, they are at risk for a disease called Retinopa- ROP, in which the blood vessels in their eyes thy of Prematurity (ROP), the main cause of blindness don’t develop normally. Many premature babies in premature babies. have ROP to some degree, although most grow “ROP screening is an integral part of the care plan out of it without needing treatment. Laser surgery for premature babies,” said Viola E. Batdorf, a nurse at is one possible treatment for severe ROP, per- the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). formed at The Children’s Hospital NICU. G The RetCam 3, purchased with funds raised at the 2010 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, is helping to give NICU babies the gift of better sight. During weekly get involved learn more about eye exams, nurses use the machine to take digital video the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida at and still pictures of infants’ eyes from every angle. The www.leememorial.org May 2011 3
    • Care closer to home
    • Children’s Hospital opens facility in naples By nanci theoret P roviding care close to home has been the mis- sion of The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida since its founding 17 years ago. As the only comprehensive children’s healthcare facility between Tampa and Miami, the hospital provides a menu of pediatric specialties and care that allows parents to seek treatment options in their own backyard — without the added financial burden or hours-long commute to distant locations. For Naples and Collier County children, who account for 25 percent of the hospital’s patients, the drive time is now even shorter. Since March 1, the new 7,000-square-foot Collier County Children’s Hospital Clinic has provided physician appointments for follow-up care, consultation and treat- ment in a location that’s even closer than Fort Myers — the Polaris Center on Immokalee Road. During its first six weeks, the new facility recorded 239 patient visits, including 30 the first week. “The clinic has been well received,” says Emad Salman, M.D., the medical director of The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “Parents are happy weekly appointments for children Above: Jeremiah Cha- because it’s so close to home. They with a variety of illness and disorders cha Mathurin watches his reflection at the don’t have to venture along U.S. 41 or — from autism and cystic fibrosis to new center. Interstate 75, which during season can seizures and cancer. Specialties offered take a good 45 minutes from Naples. at the new clinic include endocrinol- Opposite page: Avery Stewart The clinic lets us send specialists out to ogy, neurology, nephrology, oncology, swings at the treat children closer to home.” hematology, allergy and immunology, center.photography by michelle tricca “It’s one thing to drive for hospital and orthopedics, with future plans to admission; it’s another thing to add pulmonology and cardiology care, drive for follow-up or when a situ- according to Dr. Salman. ation is not emergent,” adds Kathy The concept of opening a satellite clinic Bridge-Liles, R.N., the hospital’s vice in Collier County began two years ago, says president for patient care. “Although Ms. Bridge-Liles, and involved strategic special surgery is still performed at community partnerships with the Collier The Children’s Hospital, follow-up County medical community as well as can be done at the clinic.” fundraisers to purchase specialized equip- Hospital doctors and private ment. Collier Health Services (CHS), which practice pediatric physicians offer provides primary medical care for Collier’s May 2011 5
    • “ if a chs underserved pediatric population, has opened a new location in the Polaris Cen- up to a clear plastic-enclosed platform with holes a child may be asked to stick physician thinks ter, making the building a one-stop location his or her hands through. Instead of for many pediatric medical needs. traditional yardstick measurements, the child needs “If a CHS physician thinks the child large blocks of color incorporated into a specialist, needs a specialist, we’re right there,” says Ms. Bridge-Liles. the room’s carpeting denote specific distances for walking assessments. we’re right Physicians at Naples Community The clinic’s seven exam rooms are also there. ” Hospital are also working with The Children’s Hospital of Southwest more family friendly. Benches, allowing a parent and child to cuddle, replace Florida to determine additional needs individual chairs. One also has a dolphin- — Kathy bridge- and specialties, she says. The clinic was designed with the shaped table donated by the Frances liles, the hospital’s Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning. child in mind. It looks nothing like the Even door frames are painted in bright vice president. typical doctor’s office. The waiting hues and hallway floors are embedded room is more playroom; its chairs and with random colored blocks and animal sofas have three-toed wooden animals’ designs. Checkout is also child-friendly, feet; a “tree” creeps up the wall, its with displays themed to an approaching branches and leaves snaking around holiday and a magnetic board with ani- the reception window; and sand tables, mals the child can play with. movies and toys offer a welcome The clinic also offers basic laboratory distraction. A trio of wall-mounted services and a $50,000 audiology booth birds flies toward the sky and clouds — the first of its kind in Southwest above the tree. The planked flooring Florida — that helps physicians admin- resembles wood bleached from the sun. ister very precise hearing tests. Beyond the waiting room, the clinic The facility, says Dr. Salman, is a boasts a large physical and occupational testament to The Children’s Hospital’s therapy rehab center, where video game commitment to caring for the 250,000 systems help doctors evaluate dexterity children who live in Lee, Collier, Char- and fine motor skills (ceiling-mounted lotte, Hendry and Glades counties. braces can be employed to keep the “The original Children’s Hospital is child steady) and other specialized dedicated to caring for the needs of equipment seems more toy than test. children in Southwest Florida,” he says. Avery Stewart A treehouse, donated by Ronald Mc- “This clinic continues our mission of Donald House Charities of Southwest serving the needs of the community as Florida, has a short staircase leading close to home as possible.” G new Clinic is a Labor of Community’s Love Since The Children’s Hospital and auction items.of Southwest Florida announced Forty artists participated in February’splans to locate a specialty pediatric Third on Canvas, spending two daysclinic in Naples, the Collier County painting scenes throughout Old Naples.community has rallied behind the Their works were auctioned during a photography by michelle triccacause, supporting fundraisers and courtyard event on Third Street; localdonating their time and money restaurants donated the food. The auc-to purchase child-sized medical and 2010 at Waterside Shops, also tion plus an anonymous donation nettedequipment for the new facility. Two gave participants the opportunity more than $70,000.events – Rock-a-Bye-Collier and this to purchase specific equipment – Look for both events to return nextyear’s inaugural Third on Canvas child-sized stethoscopes and blood- year: Third on Canvas is scheduled– raised a collective $170,000 and pressure cuffs and an audiology for Presidents Day weekend in 2012involved donations from business booth that’s the only one of its kind and Rock-a-Bye-Collier could resumeleaders, restaurateurs, local artists in Southwest Florida. Shops, mer- with a vengeance – locals with formerand attendees. chants and restaurants also defrayed rock career credentials are making Rock-a-Bye-Collier, offered in 2009 costs by donating beverages, food big plans. G6 www.LeeMeMoriaL.org/Foundation
    • get involvedFor information on the Children’sHospital of Southwest Floridaand ways to donate, call (239)343-6950.“ the clinichas been wellreceived. par-ents are happybecause it’s soclose to home.they don’t haveto venture alongU.s. 41 or inter-state 75, whichduring seasoncan take a good45 minutes fromnaples. ” — emad salman, m.d., the medical director of the children’s hospital of southwest Fllorida.Dominick and JulianStewart race bikesand play in the lobbyof the new clinic inCollier County. May 2011 7
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    • B y B e t t y pa r k e r extra layer of care a patient is always told of, and canW refuse. “But a lot of patients prefer it,” Nygaard said. “They feel like they are getting additional, up-to- orking with Florida state date medical insight; that they’re getting care from University and a $1 million state two doctors instead of just one.” And because of the grant, Lee Memorial Health Sys- teaching aspect, the patient also may be more likely tem (LMHS) is on its way to a to receive more in-depth explanations of their health new physicians’ residency program status and treatment program. that will give young doctors hands- As a part of their application process to the on experience and bring the benefits National Residency Matching Program, residentsof a teaching hospital to Southwest Florida. may select the family practice program at LMHS. Scheduled to accept the first six students in 2013, the Being the first choice of many students can bethree-year residency program will focus on family prac- tough in a hospital’s early years of running a resi-tice. Plans call for it to grow at the rate of six students a dency program, Nygaard said, simply because theyear, until reaching a full complement of 18 residents pur- program may not be well known yet. But demandsuing their specialty with LMHS doctors and facilities. for residencies in family practice has seen a rise A first for LMHS, the program will be funded by a of 11 percent in recent years, he says, and that$1 million state grant from Florida’s Agency for Health increased demand means LMHS’s new programCare Administration, and operated in conjunction with won’t be short of applicants.Florida State University’s (FSU) medical school. Professional and FSU was chosen for the partnership largely becausethe university’s medical school has done similar com- “ their accrediting groups in medical educationmunity-based programs in six other cities around thestate. “So the concept of partnering with a facility like approach and establish classes andus is not a new one to them,” said Dr. Scott Nygaard, their mission are other requirements, such as clinics, officechief medical officer of physican services, Lee Memo-rial Health System, who’s handling early organization a great fit with hours and lectures. LMHS already has theof the program. what we do capability to meet those The school also has a strong commitment to prima-ry care, Nygaard said, and teaches a very team-based here.” educational demands, Nygaard said. A big partapproach, increasingly important given the growingcomplexities of medicine and the numbers of spe- — dr. scott nygaard, of the process, however, is developing agree-cialists that may be involved in a single case. “Their chief medical officer ments with physiciansapproach and their mission are a great fit with what of physican services, to teach and supervisewe do here.” lmhs, about FsU. residents. Those com- Family practice was chosen as the specialty because mitments must bethere’s a growing need for such doctors in Southwest worked out in advanceFlorida and the state, accompanied by an increasing as part of organizing the residents’ curriculumnumber of doctors choosing that as a specialty and during their time with LMHS.requiring residency training slots. The grant money, obtained in response to an LMHS, meanwhile, wanted to establish a residency application from Lee Memorial Health System Foun-program for several reasons, including the likelihood of dation, will help pay for related expenses such asattracting students who will stay in the area after com- office and exam room space, some equipment, andpleting their study, and the energy and new approaches some salary needs, such as for a program director —students can bring to patient care. “You get the intellec- to be hired soon by FSU — who will work closelytual stimulation of working closely with a university and with LMHS while overseeing the program on site.some believe a residency program can improve the qual- Most of the residents’ work will be based out of Leeity of care,” Nygaard said. “ And of course there’s a certain Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center.amount of prestige involved” in being a teaching hospital Working out all the details of this first-timeaffiliated with a large university. program for LMHS will be a consuming mission, Other hospitals with residency programs have found Nygaard said. But given the inestimable valuethat many patients want to be seen by a resident — an delivered to both the medical profession and the community, “it’s a very exciting project for every- one who’s involved.” Gget involved To learn more aboutLee Memorial Health System Foundation, go towww.leememorial.org/foundation or call (239) 343-6950. May 2011 9
    • giving’a ‘culture of Amanda Cross10 www.LeeMeMoriaL.org/Foundation
    • impact giving By nanci theoret That cause found Ms. Cross more than 11 years S ago, when this close-knit island community rallied anibel resident amanda cross believes behind a family whose infant son was diagnosed her fellow islanders are up to the chal- with a rare cancer and was successfully treated at lenge of raising $10 million to build The Children’s Hospital. Without it, the child’s par- America’s newest children’s hospital. As ents would have been forced to make long-distance one of the founding members of Sanibel- commutes to Tampa or Miami. Captiva Cares, which has already raised Ms. Cross knows from personal experience the a cumulative $3.4 million to buy needed toll the commute can take on patient and parents. equipment and supplies for The Children’s Hospital In 1994, her then-10-year-old daughter, Lindsay, of Southwest Florida, Ms. Cross knows the altruistic was diagnosed with an electrical irregularity in her spirit of these islands. heart. Lindsay was flown to the children’s facility in A long-time benefactor of the hospital – Ms. Cross Miami; Ms. Cross and her husband had to drive — a also serves on the Lee Memorial Health System trip they made numerous times for follow-up care Foundation Board of Trustees, of which she is a past and annual pacemaker check-ups. chairperson, and is a member of the Children’s Hos- “My daughter was briefly at HealthPark; she pital’s Advisory Board — she knows the importance always called it of having a world-class facility so close to home. It the ‘hotel hospital’ builds a community just like good schools, services “ people are excit- because it was and cultural venues. so different than Part of her mission, she says, has been raising ed. this campaign Miami,” says Ms. awareness for the hospital, which united the islands’ will involve the en- Cross. women 11 years ago to form Sanibel-Captiva Cares Ms.Cross and raise money for needs as basic as preemie dia- tire community. ” and Al Hanser, pers and rocking chairs to equipment with more founder, presi- specific purposes, including a laparoscopic tower — amanda cross dent and CEO of and a neonatal ambulance transport system to trans- Sanibel Capitiva port patients from Collier County to the Fort Myers Trust Company, campus. Its success — a record $470,000 was raised are partnering for from the 2011 event — means reaching out to part- the islands latest endeavor — a $10 million contribu- time residents, many — of them grandparents. tion to the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida “Many of the people who come to Sanibel are Capital Campaign. retired and were very successful business people,” The goal, announced during the 2011 Sanibel- she says. “They’re high-profile people who come Captiva Cares event, gives this tight-knit community here because it’s low key. We remind them that naming rights to The Children’s Hospital’s new Sanibel is their community, too. They may not have emergency department. Ms. Cross says $2 million small children but they do have grandchildren. We has already been committed and she has faith the educate them to understand just how important the island campaign will reach its goal. Sanibel-Captiva children’s hospital is to the community.” Cares has pledged proceeds from the next four Much of Ms. Cross’s involvement with The annual events, as well. Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been “People here understand the need for this new behind the scenes — a position she prefers to public hospital and have the ability to give,” she says. fanfare. She says she was raised in a philanthropic “People are excited. This campaign will involve the family, one that fostered a “culture of giving” and entire community.” Gphotography by vanessa rogers led to her serving as a member of Canterbury School Board of Trustees. She credits local business- man and philanthropist David Lucas, whom she met through Canterbury, as her mentor. get involved To donate to the Finding a cause, she says, “is just one of those new Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida things where you end up in the right place at the Capital Campaign, call (239) 343-6950 or go to right time. You don’t really seek out the cause, it www.leememorial.org/foundation/make-a-donation.asp. finds you.” May 2011 11
    • faces & places photography by carol orr hartman 1 2 3Boston Red Sox Children’s HospitalCelebrity Classic at the Forest Country ClubThe annual Boston Red Sox Chil- 1) Celebrity guests and Boston Red Sox stars came out in full force to help provide lifesaving care to the children in our community.dren’s Hospital Celebrity Classic 2) Honorary chair of the event, pitcher Tim Wakefield, signs autographs before hitting the links at The Forest Country Club.will help build the new Children’s 3) MVP (Most Valuable Patient), six-year old Joseph West, gets ready for the big day with his parents Edgar and Tiffany West and his sister Jacqueline.Hospital of Southwest Florida.Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest photography by michael shapiro 4 5 4) From left, Don and Lynda Van Wyk, and Jure Cekuta pose with dinner hosts Cheryl and Dave Copham. 5) SWFL Wine & Food Fest trustees, sponsors, donors, dinner hosts, volunteers and supporters presented a $1.25 million check on April 13 to Jim Nathan and the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, for support of the hospital’s building campaign. $250,000 of the donation will be used to purchase five Giraffe bed incubators for the 6 hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 6) From left, Lori Hanno and Pat Gibbons celebrate a winning bid.Minnesota Twins Bowling ClassicThe Minnesota Twins and Lee MemorialHealth System Foundation partnered 7 photography by al larsonto provide an afternoon of bowling inFebruary to benefit Lee Memorial HealthSystem’s Regional Cancer Center7) Minnesota Twins star closer Joe Nathan (secondfrom left) poses with, from left, Chrissy Martin andAshley and Josh Koza as they get set for a fun night ofbowling in support of LMHS’s Regional Cancer Center.8) Minnesota Twins 2010 AL Manager of the Year RonGardenhire (far left) came out to support the cause withhis family and friends. 812 www.LeeMeMoriaL.org/Foundation
    • faces & places Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classicphotography by carol orr The annual Min- 1) From left, Tommy Huether, J.D. nesota Twins Huether, Minnesota Twins Benchhartman and al larson Coach Steve Liddle and Bubba Celebrity Classic Huether enjoy the dinner after a Golf Tournament great day on the course at Fiddle- sticks Country Club. raised more than $180,000 for Lee 2) From left, Minnesota Twins star catcher Joe Mauer gets ready for the Memorial Health day with the event’s lead sponsor System’s Regional Stan Dickman of Ultimate Sports 1 2 Cancer Center. Adventures and Phil Roof. Sanibel Captiva Cares Event 6 photography by michael shapiro coUrtesy photos 3 The Sanibel Captiva Cares fundraiser in March raised more Red Sox Diamond Dinner than $470,000 for the Children’s The 13th annual Diamond Dinner with the Boston Red Sox Hospital of Southwest Florida. was held in March at City of Palms Park. Outback Steak- 3) Co-chairs Linda Mondelli, Jeanine house of Fort Myers served as major sponsor. Allen-Bradford and Karen Hall with the 2011 Sanibel-Captiva Cares Committee. 6) Heidi Watney of the New England Sports Network shares a laugh with Bos- 4) Al Hanser of Sanibel Captiva Trust Compa- ton Red Sox Manager Terry Francona as he answers a question from the crowd ny and Amanda Cross announced a $10 million during the interactive panel discussion. fundraising goal for the islands to help build a new Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 4 7) A young fan shares a smile with Boston Red Sox Shortstop Jed Lowrie while This year’s event hit a record of more than getting an autograph during the evening’s festivities. $470,000 and a total of $2 million has already been raised for the children of our community. Bonita Bay Tennis Event This unique event, held on March 4 and 5, featured former top 10 men’s singles player and 1986 No. 23 ranked player in the world, Tim Wilkinson. More than $190,000 was raised to benefit the pediatric pharmacy at the new Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 5) From left: Mary Blackwood, Carol Markey, coUrtesy photo Tennis Pro Tim Wilkinson, Elisabeth Boyle and event Co-Chair Pat Valva 5 7 May 2011 13
    • giving matters taking stock — or giving it By ken shoriak, cfre The resulting tax deduction may decrease your tax liability and help you bypass capital gains taxes — Y resulting in substantial savings for you. Be sure to ou bought the stock 25 years ago For consult your financial advisor, tax accountant or just $20 a share. Now, you sit back and attorney to determine if making a gift of appreciated smile as you review your investments stock makes sense for your particular financial situ- and see it’s trading at $125. ation. Your situation has changed quite a bit Giving a gift of stock is easy and a great way to since you bought that stock. help your community. Contact Linda Kelly of Lee You’re enjoying retirement now and Memorial Health System Foundation at (239) 343- your kids are out of school and doing quite nicely 6064 or e-mail Linda.Kelly@LeeMemorial.org for on their own. Your home is paid for and you and more information on how your stock gift can make a your spouse live quite comfortably on your retire- difference in the lives of others. G ment income. As you sit and ponder that investment made so long ago, you may want to consider using Decreased deductions for that stock to charitable giving? provide a life- saving hospital Proposed changes to federal tax codes that may limit item- care by donating ized tax deductions in the future may make giving in 2011 even it to Lee Memo- more important to donors and charities. While the impact of rial Health Sys- proposed changes depends upon your individual tax rate and tem Foundation. financial circumstances, it may make sense for you to make a Why? charitable donation sooner rather than later. Because by Lee Memorial Health System Foundation would be happy doing so you can to discuss how you can make a difference in the lives of many have a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Southwest Florida residents through charitable donations. For many people and help your tax situation. information on the many ways you can support Lee Memorial Gifts of appreciated stock can be a most advanta- Health System, please contact Linda Kelly at (239) 343-6064 geous way of giving. If you’ve owned the stock for or by e-mailing Linda.Kelly@LeeMemorial.org. more than one year, you may deduct the full fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribu- tion. That means you may be entitled to a deduction for full value of the stock, not just your original cost.14 www.LeeMeMoriaL.org/Foundation
    • mark your calendar to 2 p.m. To help deliver a Center at Lee Memorial Hospital. The smile to our brave pediatric Trauma Center serves all five South- patients, please call Eileen west Florida counties and depends Williams at (239) 694-5396 on philanthropic support to provide or email leileenw@juno.com critical care to our community. Join us to register for this fun-filled for this fun and competitive event in day. support of the lifesaving medical care at Lee Memorial Health System’s Trauma Center. Call Dave and Deb-may 14, 2011 may 21, 2011 bie Root at (239) 282-9122 or goRyan McCleskey Second Annual Alico to www.davidleerootmemorial.comRedfish Challenge Commercial Group for more information.A challenge for a great cause — to “Scramble For Kids” Come out for a day of golf on beauti-assist the children of Southwest ful and challenging Old CorkscrewFlorida in their personal battles with golf course in Estero to support Thecancer. Proceeds raised will benefit Children’s Hospital of SouthwestBarbara’s Friends — The Children’s Florida’s Neonatal Intensive CareHospital Cancer Fund. The tourna- Unit (NICU). The NICU provides carement is held annually in honor of for the highest risk and most fragileRyan McCleskey, an avid fisherman newborn infants in our community.who lost his battle with cancer . Call We invite individual donors and busi-the Foundation at (239) 343-6950 nesses to earmark and pledge theirfor more information, or visit www.ryanmccleskeyredfishchallenge.com. support to help the Children’s Hospital create new NICU suites and provide august 17, 2011Make it a great day on the water for Rumrunners Celebrity lifesaving care close to home for Chef Night 2011the children of our community! nearly 500 infants each year. Join us at Rumrunners, Southwest The field is limited to 140 golfers, so Florida’s premier waterfront restaurant,may 14, 2011 get your entry in quickly. Secure your foursome today for a morning and af- and take in the tastes of fine cuisine2nd Annual Children’s ternoon of camaraderie, entertainment prepared by celebrity chefs includingHospital of Southwest and outdoor fun benefiting new NICU Todd Johnson and Ralph CentalonzaFlorida Teddy Bear suites at the Children’s Hospital of of Rumrunners, Norman Love ofBuild Project Southwest Florida. Entry fee is $150 Norman Love Confections and otherCalling all volunteers! Help us build favorite local restaurants as we kick and includes golf, lunch, beverages off the Cat Country 107.1 “Helping150 teddy bears for children in our and a gift bag. Kids with Cancer” Radiothon. Thiscommunity who are battling illnesses To register to play, or for more infor- fun evening on the beautiful docks of or injuries. mation, please call (239) 949-3098 or Cape Harbour features live music and These bears email info@alicocommercial.com. an outstanding silent auction with not- are a won- derful bright to-be missed trips, jewelry, fine dining spot during their hospital July 9, 2011 experiences, boating excursions, sports memorabilia and more. Tickets stay and will David Lee Root Jr. are $125 before July 16 and $150 help to bring Memorial Fishing after that date. The evening includes joy to Chil- Tournament the chef tasting stations, beverages Sign up now for the 9th Annual David and desserts. Call the Lee Memorial dren’s Hos- Lee Root Jr. Memorial Health System Foundation office at pital patients Fishing Tournament (239) 343-6950 to be part of this throughout and catch, photo truly spectacular evening. the year. This and release forheartwarming event includes door a good cause.prizes and lunch for the volunteers. This event willCheck in is at 9:45 a.m., the teddy be held at D&Dbear building will be held from 10 Bait & Tacklea.m. to noon and will be followed in Matlacha. Allby a thank you luncheon from noon proceeds will benefit the Trauma May 2011 15
    • the last word Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield signs the jersey of Joseph West, this year’s Most Valuable Patient, at the 13th annual Boston Red Sox Diamond Dinner. red sox children’s hospital classic hits grand slam More than Boston Red Sox pitching star Tim Wakefield served as Honorary Chair for the 2011 Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic, held in $700,000 February. Participants in the 18th annual Classic had the opportunity to raised to meet some of their favorite Boston Red Sox stars while hitting the links at the beautiful Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. help local Event proceeds are matched dollar-for-dollar each year by a generous benefactor and will support the creation of a new Children’s Hospital of kids Southwest Florida. This year’s Most Valuable Patient was 6-year-old hematology/oncology patient Joseph West of Naples, who was able to meet many of his favorite play- ers. For more information about the 2012 event or for corporate sponsorship opportunities, e-mail BostonGolf@LeeMemorial.org or call (239) 343-6950. G16 www.LeeMeMoriaL.org/Foundation