Orlando’s Top Culinary Talents Join Forces for the 13th Annual A Taste of Dr. Phillips at Dellagio Town Center on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 Orlando, Florida - Dellagio, located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando just minutes from Central Florida’s world-class theme parks and the Orange County Convention Center, will host the 13th Annual A Taste of Dr. Phillips Food and Wine event on November 10, 2019. Top culinary talents from Restaurant Row and beyond join forces for this four-hour event. View Restaurants.
“Dellagio is proud to host the annual A Taste of Dr. Phillips food and wine event for the 10th consecutive year. Come out and indulge in the best food that Dr. Phillips has to offer with your friends and family while supporting the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips’ Foundation and its partners and charities.” Joe LeBas, President, Managing Director and Founder, Concorde Group Holdings, LLC The 2019 A Taste of Dr. Phillips is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips Foundation. The event takes place at Dellagio Orlando (located at Via Dellagio way and Sand Lake Road) on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 4:00. General admission is $75 and includes access to the event, live entertainment, access to silent auction, unlimited sampling of food, wine, beer from all participating restaurants and event partners. The event expects to sell out. CLICK FOR TICKETS “The Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips is celebrating 40 years of impacting the Dr. Phillips community. The funds raised at this year's event benefit The Dr. Phillips YMCA, Dr. Phillips Hospital, the Southwest Library and the Dr. Phillips High School Theater Magnet Program.” Joe Mahoney, Chair, A Taste of Dr. Phillips Dellagio – The Heart of Sand Lake - located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando just minutes from Central Florida’s world-class theme parks and the Orange County Convention Center. Dellagio is home to some of Orlando’s favorite award-winning restaurants, a full line up of wellness and beauty destinations and a host of professional service brands. Over 30 brands make up the Dellagio family. www.dellagiooralndo.com # # #
FLORIDA NONPROFIT SAYS GOODBYE GALA AFTER 16 YEARS
The Bridges of Light Foundation Announces
an Innovative New Fundraising Platform which Eliminates the Need for a High-Overhead
Orlando, Florida (October 11,
2019) - The Bridges of Light Foundation, a Central Florida
nonprofit who has been supporting at-risk
Central Florida youth and their families through school-based
initiatives, community partnerships and family services since 2004, announced
at the16th Annual Players Ball (held on Saturday October 5th
at Walt Disney’s Four Seasons Resort) that this would be the last year for
their popular annual fundraising gala.
The Bridges of Light Foundation is transitioning to an innovative new
fundraising platform which eliminates the need for a high-overhead and
labor-intensive gala. The organization’s new fundraising partnership model engages
private and corporate donors by asking them to take the Bridge Builder Challenge and
commit to $100,000 over a ten-year period. The announcement was made at the
gala on Saturday night where $300,000 was secured in the first five minutes
from long-term supporters: Winter
Park Construction, Armstrong Air and Fine Dentistry Orlando.
a confirmed income stream over a long-term period, allows our organization to
stay hyper-focused on helping the kids, without the long pause which comes each
year when it’s time to plan and fundraise for a gala.” says Bridges of Light
Founder, Stacey Papp
Americans give over $400
billion annually to the 1.5 million nonprofit organizations
in the United States (2018 report). The nonprofits that thrive
are reported to be the ones that provide the biggest impact to those they serve
by working at high efficiency and providing focused care to fill a specific
need. Earlier this year the Bridges of
Light Foundation launched
the Community Alliance - a quarterly roundtable event designed
to create impactful partnerships amongst nonprofit organizations and local
businesses in order to most efficiently provide for at-risk Central Florida
youth. For more information or to connect with the Bridges of Light
Foundation you can visit www.bridgesoflightfoundation.org or
phone Ray Gaines at 407-490-3290.
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Media Contact: Paula Wyatt Paula@AnythingisPoshAble.com 321-946-6565
ORLANDO, Fla. (CureBowl.com) – For the second-consecutive year, the Cure Bowl benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), Sun Belt Conference and AutoNation are combining forces for the Coaches for a Cure initiative during the 2019 football season.Each of the 10 Sun Belt football-playing institutions is ready to show support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by its coaches and support staffs wearing pink shoelaces, armbands, wristbands and towels. Also during games throughout the month of October, each school is set to display a specially designed pink Sun Belt Kicks Cancer kicking net on its home sideline. The Cure Bowl has provided the pink accessories and kicking nets to all 10 institutions for the second-straight year.This year’s initiative includes a fundraising element with AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, generously offering to match 100 percent of the dollars generated by Sun Belt institutions in October, up to $100,000, as part of its DRV PNK Initiative.The money collected will go to BCRF in honor of Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State football head coach Blake Anderson, who lost her two-year battle with cancer on Aug. 19.Donations are now being accepted online at Give.BCRF.org/SunBelt.In addition, the Sun Belt’s efforts in its Coaches for a Cure initiative will be recognized in a special on-field presentation during the Louisiana at Arkansas State football game on Thursday, Oct. 17 on ESPNU. This presentation will recognize the conference and its support of the Cure Bowl’s mission as well as honor Wendy Anderson and recognize Kerry Maggard, wife of Louisiana Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard, who has had her own battle with cancer.“The Sun Belt Conference is proud to continue its work to end breast cancer,” said Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill. “We thank the Cure Bowl and AutoNation for joining with us in our commitment to make a difference in the fight against cancer.”“The Cure Bowl, Sun Belt and AutoNation are all partners in bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer,” said Cure Bowl Executive Director Alan Gooch. “We are pleased to recognize Kerry and Wendy and their respective universities on October 17 as another opportunity to stay true to the Cure Bowl’s mission.”“We are proud to offer this challenge match in Wendy’s honor,” said AutoNation Executive Vice President Marc Cannon. “Supporting cancer research is what drives us!” About the Cure BowlThe Cure Bowl is more than a game. It is a platform to raise awareness for cancer research and recognize those that are fighting cancer or have survived cancer.Funds raised from the Cure Bowl directly benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Since 2015, the bowl has raised a collective $3.6 million dollars to benefit breast cancer research.The 2019 Cure Bowl benefitting BCRF, pitting teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the American Athletic Conference, is set for Saturday, Dec. 21 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT/2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.To learn more, visit CureBowl.com. About the Breast Cancer Research FoundationThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF will award $59.5 million to support the work of more than 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 15 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.—the only one with an “A+” from CharityWatch and Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars.To learn more, visit BCRF.org. About AutoNation, Inc.AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of June 30, 2019, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 12 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation’s success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Launched in 2015, AutoNation’s Drive Pink initiative, which has raised over $20 million, is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.Please visit Investors.Autonation.com, AutoNation.com, AutoNationDrive.com, Twitter.com/CEOCherylMiller, and Twitter.com/AutoNation, where AutoNation discloses additional information about the Company, its business, and its results of operations. About the Sun Belt ConferenceWith each passing season, the Sun Belt Conference continues to challenge itself, and its competitors, in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. Not content with being simply the youngest football conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the conference has shown that it can rise each and every season that comes along. And since the birth of the league as a FBS member in 2001, the Sun Belt has earned due respect in the FBS over the last several years by consistently beating teams from peer conferences, winning bowl games and upsetting Power Five teams.Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, ULM, South Alabama, Texas State and Troy give the league 10 football members. Little Rock and UTA compete as Sun Belt members in sports other than football.To learn more, visit SunBeltSports.org.
NOW ON SALE for The 19th Annual
for Diabetes Show at the Bob Carr Theater
(Orlando, Florida) – Dancing for Diabetes is an annual showcase of Central Florida dancers
that has raised nearly half a million dollars for Type 1 Diabetes
research. The 19th
Annual Dancing for Diabetes Show will be held on Saturday, November 9th at the
Bob Carr Theater in Orlando, Florida. Tickets for the show range from $15 to
$35 each and may be purchased online at www.drphillipscenter.org.
Dancing for Diabetes is a nonprofit
organization based in Central Florida with a mission to spread awareness
through the art of dance about Type 1 Diabetes, to raise funds to find a cure
and to inspire those with Type 1 Diabetes to live healthy and active lives.
"The energy behind the show is
awareness of Type 1 Diabetes, but the show itself is 100% entertainment - It’s
hundreds of dancers doing what they love to do in support of the cause." says
founder Elizabeth Forrest
There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and
Gestational). The Orlando nonprofit Dancing for Diabetes focuses on Type 1 Diabetes which impacts approximately
1.25 million American children and adults.
Type 1 Diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent
diabetes. It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no
insulin. To learn more about Dancing for Diabetes and its programs visit www.dancingfordiabetes.org.
Contact: Elizabeth Forrest - 407-474-4686
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Halloween Night Thrills, Spooky Costumes and
More in Store for Orlando Ballet Patrons
September 27, 2019, (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Orlando Ballet
returns to the stage, kicking off its 2019-20 season, with the return of
crowd-favorite, “Vampire’s Ball.” Back by popular demand, a Thursday, October
31 opening night means Orlando Ballet fans will celebrate Halloween with this
newly “revamped” and hauntingly good ballet. .
“Vampire’s Ball” features newly added cutting-edge projection technology,
updated costumes and reimagined choreography by the production’s creator and
Orlando Ballet artistic director, Robert Hill. New additions include a
jaw-dropping number showing off the sheer strength and technical prowess of
four of Orlando Ballet’s talented female dancers. Orlando Ballet School will
also take center stage this production as a trio of students, academy students
and trainees ranging from 13 to 17 years old, bring down the house with an
energy-packed dance full of exciting jumps and turns.
In preparation for the spooky ballet, Central
Floridians who donate blood at any OneBlood donation between now and November 3
will receive an exclusive offer to attend “Vampire’s Ball.” Additionally, if
patrons donate blood on October 7, 14 or 21, they will be entered to win a free
pair of tickets to “Vampire’s Ball.” To find the nearest OneBlood location,
“‘Vampire’s Ball’ is rich in thrills and
campiness, with an approachable blend of strong classical dancing alongside
edgy, contemporary movement. It’s a fan favorite, but it’s also a fun first
introduction for ballet newcomers,” said artistic director, Robert Hill. “We
have several fantastic new dancers about to make their debut with Orlando
Ballet and audiences will not be disappointed. Backing them up are five
incredible Orlando Ballet School dancers that make up the two casts of the
children’s dance. I created these roles because our students are performing at
such an exceptional level, they deserve the opportunity to gain valuable
performance experience alongside our professional company.”
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3 p.m.
To purchase tickets visit: https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2019/vampiresball/ or
call the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts box office at 844-513-2014.
Big Fin™ Seafood Kitchen Renews Lease for another 10 Years at Dellagio -The Heart of Sand Lake - located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando just minutes from Central Florida’s world-class theme parks and the Orange County Convention Center.Since opening in 2009 Big Fin™ Seafood Kitchen has occupied 11,000 square feet on Sand Lake’s famed Restaurant Row in the iconic Dellagio Town Center. Winner of many prestigious foodie awards, Big Fin™ offers event planning for corporate and social events and boasts a unique loyalty program - offering LOYALTY CARD MEMBERS 20% off all dining and alcohol purchases. “Big Fin Seafood Kitchen is part of the heartbeat of Dellagio, one of the iconic brands that has been around since day one- and the cuisine is among the best on restaurant row” Joe LeBas, President, Managing Director and Founder, Concorde Group Holdings, LLC Executive Chef, James Slattery has resided over Big Fin’s kitchen since it’s opening. Prior to working at Big Fin™ he was Executive Chef at Circa on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Chef Slattery’s career in the culinary world began in the late 1990’s at Emeril’s restaurant at Universal’s City Walk. “It’s always been about the experience offering guests a scrumptious variety of seasonal menu items and using fresh ingredients in surprising ways” James Slattery, Executive Chef, Big Fin™ Seafood Kitchen The Big Fin™ menu features a delectable mix of Cajun and Latin inspired signature dishes and boasts one of Restaurant Row’s most impressive raw bar experiences. Big Fin™ Seafood Kitchen is located at 8046 Via Dellagio Way and is open from 5:00pm to 9:30pm – five days a week and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. For private dining and reservations visit www.bigfinseafood.com. Dellagio – The Heart of Sand Lake - located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando just minutes from Central Florida’s world-class theme parks and the Orange County Convention Center. Dellagio is home to some of Orlando’s favorite award-winning restaurants, a full line up of wellness and beauty destinations and a host of professional service brands. In total 27 brands make up the Dellagio family. www.dellagiooralndo.com
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Goalposts and field markers are installed at
Exploria Stadium for the first time.
Fla. (CureBowl.com) – Exploria
Stadium was transformed on Wednesday into an American college football venue
for the first time for a walk-through with Orlando Sports Foundation and venue
staff. It was a step in preparing for the fifth annual Cure Bowl on December 21
at 2:30 p.m.
The goalposts and field markers were installed in
preparation for December’s historic event.
“The vision became reality today with goal posts
being installed at Exploria Stadium,” Cure Bowl Executive Director Alan Gooch
said. “For the first time, Exploria Stadium actually looks like an American
football field. I can’t wait till Dec. 21 to see the crowd feel the energy and
hear the pads pop at the fifth-annual Cure Bowl.”
The Cure Bowl will be the first non-soccer
sporting event to be held at Exploria Stadium, since opening in March 2017. The
25,500 seat soccer-specific stadium is located in the heart of downtown Orlando
and is home of the Orlando City Soccer Club of Major League Soccer (MLS) and
Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
“I am looking forward to the unique atmosphere
that is going to be created for the Cure Bowl at Exploria Stadium,” Gooch said.
“It is a fantastic venue that brings fans closer to the action, creating an
intimate experience. The first American football game here is definitely going
to be an extremely special event.”
The 360-degree lower bowl and four-sided canopy
roof at Exploria Stadium were designed to keep the noise in and weather out.
The proximity of Exploria Stadium to downtown and
the historic Church Street Stadium Entertainment District provides for an
enhanced gameday experience.
“We are going to hold a community-wide block party
at historic Church Street Station on gameday that we are calling our March 2
Cure,” Gooch added. “This is an opportunity for us to bring the community
together, recognize cancer survivors and create awareness for cancer research.
The bands from both teams will lead a march all the way to the gates of
Exploria Stadium in time for kickoff.”
The March 2 Cure kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Church
Street the will feature VIP hospitality areas, alumni events, a pep rally and
fun for the whole family. At 1:30 p.m., community leaders, college football
fans and cancer survivors will march alongside the team bands to the gates of
Exploria Stadium for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.
Since its inaugural game in 2015, the Cure Bowl has
been used as a platform to raise $3.6 million for the Breast Cancer Research
Foundation (BCRF). The Orlando community has benefited from the funds generated
at the game with local BCRF research Dr. Annette Khaled at the UCF College of
Medicine receiving over $1.1 million of the funds distributed.
The Cure Bowl features a matchup between teams
from the American Athletic Conference Sun Belt Conference. There is also a
secondary tie-in with independent Liberty University.
The Cure Bowl is more than a game. It is a
platform to raise awareness for cancer research and recognize those that are
fighting cancer or have survived cancer. Played on the third Saturday in
December each year at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, this NCAA college football
bowl game is televised nationally on CBS Sports
Funds raised from the Cure Bowl directly benefit
the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
(BCRF). BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide,
and the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the United States,
investing 91 cents of every donated dollar directly into core programs.
The Cure Bowl has helped to put Orlando at the
center of some of the world’s greatest advancements in cancer science. Since
2015, the bowl has raised a collective $3.6 million. Over $1.1 million of the
funds raised have gone to Dr.
Annette Khaled, professor at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School
of Biomedical Sciences and head of the medical school’s cancer research
Orlando Sports Foundation
The Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for
breast cancer research. The OSF holds several events throughout the year,
including the Cure Bowl, which is an NCAA college football bowl game played
With the combined support of Central Floridians,
loyal sports fans and strategic partners, the OSF is further dedicated and
committed to serving the challenges of cancer awareness and elimination,
invigorating the Central Florida athletic community and supporting youth
organizations with standards of benevolence, integrity and moral excellence.
Opened in March 2017, Exploria Stadium is home to
Orlando City of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Orlando Pride of the National
Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The 25,500 seat soccer-specific stadium is
located in the heart of Downtown Orlando and was the first MLS stadium to open
with five consecutive victories.
Exploria Stadium was 100 percent privately funded
at a cost of $155 million. It features a 360-degree lower bowl, North America’s
first safe-standing supporters’ section – dubbed “The Wall” – and a four-sided
canopy roof to keep the noise in and weather out. In Section 12, there are 49
rainbow-colored seats to memorialize the victims of the tragedy at Pulse Night
Club. The stadium also houses the Club’s Front Office.
To date, the stadium has hosted the U.S. Men’s
National Team, 2019 MLS All-Star Game, 2017 NWSL Championship, NCAA Women’s
College Cup, 2018 MLS Combine, Florida Cup and 2018 SheBelieves Cup.
Participating Organizations Receive 50 Percent of 2019 Cure Bowl Ticket Cost ORLANDO, Fla. (OrlandoSportsFoundation.com) – Today, on International Day of Charity, the Orlando Sports Foundation announces the Cure Bowl Community Giveback Program, where 50 percent of every ticket purchased to the 2019 Cure Bowl goes directly back to the organizations looking to raise funds for their cause. “As a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, the Orlando Sports Foundation understands that we couldn’t do this without our fundraising efforts by the entire community,” said OSF CEO Alan Gooch, “We want to do our part in the Central Florida community and support other organizations locally to achieve their goals.”
The program is open for non-profits, 501(c)(3) organizations and other groups such as PTA’s, youth sports teams, etc., that are looking to raise money for their cause by going to CureBowl.com/Giveback or by calling 407-235-3925. Each registered group will receive a unique web link as well as promotional materials to make this a turnkey opportunity. Additional benefits include a mention at the game for all organizations that have participated. Following the Cure Bowl, the Orlando Sports Foundation will distribute the funds. The fifth annual Cure Bowl will be played at the iconic Exploria Stadium, home to Orlando City and Orlando Pride, on December 21 at 2:30 p.m. Festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Church Street Station with a block party, followed by the March 2 Cure, where survivors, family members, college football fans and community leaders will march to the stadium before kickoff. Net proceeds from the Cure Bowl benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) with over $3.6 million donated to date. Local BCRF researcher Dr. Annette Khaled at the UCF College of Medicine has received over $1.1 million of the funds distributed at the game. Tickets for the 2019 Cure Bowl are currently only available by purchasing an Orlando Sports Foundation Membership, starting from $250 for four tickets and pregame hospitality or through the Community Giveback Program. About the Orlando Sports Foundation The Orlando Sports Foundation is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funding and awareness for cancer research. Our mission is to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer. The signature event put on by the Orlando Sports Foundation is the Cure Bowl. The college football bowl game is played on the third Saturday each December at Exploria Stadium. It has been used as a platform to raise funds for cancer research. Through four years, over $3.6 million has been raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Those funds have been distributed internationally, which includes $1.1 million to local researcher Dr. Annette Khaled at the UCF College of Medicine. About the Cure Bowl The Cure Bowl is more than a game. It is a platform to raise awareness for cancer research and recognize those that are fighting cancer or have survived cancer. Played on the third Saturday in December each year at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, this NCAA college football bowl game is televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. Funds raised from the Cure Bowl directly benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide, and the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the United States, investing 91 cents of every donated dollar directly into core programs. The Cure Bowl has helped to put Orlando at the center of some of the world’s greatest advancements in cancer science. Since 2015, the bowl has raised a collective $3.6 million. Over $1.1 million of the funds raised have gone to Dr. Annette Khaled, professor at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and head of the medical school’s cancer research division.
Media Contact: Nathan Blythe
FusionFest is a free two-day celebration in Downtown Orlando that features a kaleidoscopic fusion of aromas, sights, sounds, tastes, textures and fascinating short films that represent the diverse origins and heritages of our community. It’s Diversitastic! The second annual FusionFest is coming Nov. 30 and Dec. 1!
FusionFest picked up the SunSational Award for Community
Outreach from the Florida
Festivals & Events Association at their annual conference this week in
Naples. This is a huge honor and accomplishment for our inaugural festival!
Thank you for your interest and support!
Terry Olson, from Orange County Arts and Culutural Affairs is the visonary behind it all, Terry comments: "We have a very special community, full of unique individuals who honor each other’s heritages and celebrate our diversity. We look forward to our second annual FusionFest, coming Nov. 30 and Dec. 1!"
Thali Sugisawa accepted the FusionFest SunSational Award at the conference.
Orlando, Fla. (August 19, 2019) – On Wednesday, July 24th Shepherd’s Hope celebrated the opening of the new West Orange Medical Heath Center located in Winter Garden. The new facility will allow a sustainable path to providing uninsured patient’s greater accessibility to essential primary and secondary medical services, health management and education, and wellness programs in this growing community. The program model, from mission inception, is deeply rooted in a commitment to cultural competence and is identified by unique collaborations that bring essential health care to any person regardless of faith, gender, age, ethnicity or ability to provide proof of residency documentation. Due to the significant increase in the uninsured patients’ need for access to healthcare, Shepherd’s Hope found it was limited in successfully achieving desired outcomes for the West Orange County community without the commitment to creating a permanent central office and clinical footprint that for the first time in the organization’s history would unify these two crucial aspects of the organization. During this monumental ceremony, we gathered with our committed partners such as the West Orange Healthcare District, West Orange Health Alliance, Dr. P. Phillips Charities, Bailes Family Foundation, The City of Winter Garden, faith partners and members of the community.
“With the new development of West Orange Medical Health Center, we are poised to expand our impact beyond our existing health care centers in Central Florida,” said Pamela Gould, President and CEO, Shepherd’s Hope. “Together, our leadership Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters will build upon our model of success, providing free, essential primary and secondary/specialty medical care to the underserved in the West Orange Community,” she said. Joined with Gould, Brian Walsh, President and CEO of The Collage Companies. - "After 22 years, Pastor Barnes’ vision, Shepherd’s Hope has become the largest free health center in the State of Florida. They have an amazing success story. Almost half of the 275,000 patient visits and medical services provided are from employed uninsured individual with no other option or hope to receive medical care. Shepherd’s Hope is a true lifesaver. Their Why speaks for itself, however the biggest reason is because of the heart of its people; board members, volunteering medical providers, investors and caring staff. They are true “behind the scenes heroes” in our community. The mission of the Collage Companies for 37 years has been “to build projects that strengthen the foundation and fabric of our community”. I can’t think of any other project that better fits that definition. We have been honored to be part of this project." About Shepherd’s Hope Shepherd’s Hope is the leading voice for the uninsured and underinsured in Central Florida. Founded in 1997, the faith-based nonprofit organization provides free primary care and specialty care medical services to uninsured men, women and children from five free standing health centers in Orange and Seminole counties. In 2018, Shepherd’s Hope provided 19,033 free patient visits and medical services thanks to partnerships with 2,800 licensed medical and general volunteers, 3 community hospital systems, 100 diagnostic/secondary providers and numerous multi-faith partners. To learn more, visit www.shepherdshope.org or call (407) 876-6699 ext. 221.
Shepherd’s Hope: Candace Goodman, at 407-876-6699 Ext. 230 or Candace.Goodman@Shepherdshope.org
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