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“Art by the disABLEd” Exhibit at Cape Coral Library - September 2-29, 2015

9/29/2015

Artwork by participants in Lee Memorial Health System’s  Arts in Healthcare program - “Art by the disABLEd” - will be on display from Sept. 2 through Sept. 29 in the art gallery of the Cape Coral Library located at 921 SW 39th Terrace.  (Contact the library at 239-533-4500 for directions and hours.)  As part of this show, an Artists’ Reception will be held at the Cape Coral Library on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. Arts in Healthcare is a nation-wide movement that links the expressive arts with the healing arts and brings these into the mainstream of the traditional health care to promote the well-being of those who are ill and their caregivers.  It integrates the expressive arts in all forms into the health care setting to provide creative outlets for patients, families and staff. Lee Memorial Health System’s Arts in Healthcare program offers creative activities for patients, families and staff to assist with the healing process and is available at each of the health system’s hospital campuses.  Activities include art, music, dance and movement, creative writing, and more. Art by the disABLEd is a program for individuals with disabilities who are looking for showcase and exhibition opportunities for their creative works.  Each of Lee Memorial Health System’s hospitals maintains a gallery to display their artwork and the health system arranges an annual juried art show and assists disabled artists in participating in local art shows.  Arts in Healthcare is led by the program coordinator with the support of more than 70 volunteers, and is funded by donations.  If you would like more information about the Lee Memorial Health System’s Arts in Healthcare program, please contact Program Coordinator Doug MacGregor by calling 239-343-2633 or email to art@leememorial.org.

Hooters & Harley Weekend - September 25-27, 2015

9/25/2015

Join us for a weekend of fun with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Golisano Children's Hospital! On Friday, September 25, 6-9 p.m., Hooters is sponsoring Bike Night at Six Bends H-D iwht a biker chick fashion show featuring the 2015 Hooters Calendar Girls, live music and great food. On Saturday, September 26, 3-10 p.m., Naples H-D and Naples Hooters is doing a giveaway event with live music all day, family-friendly daytime events, a Dyno Performance Contest, and more. During the event, $1 from every Kids Meal at Hooters will be donated to Gosliano Children's Hospital. Finally, on Sunday, September 27, Harley Davidson Six Bends owner Scott Fischer will lead a Hooters & Harley Ride. Rally at Six Bends with kickstarts up at 1 p.m. to join the ride with stops at Naples-HD and Naples Hooters, through Fort Myers Beach to Golisano Children's Hospital and ending at Fort Myers Hooters for an afternoon party. The cost to participate is $10 per rider, $5 per passenger, and all proceeds benefit Gosliano Children's Hospital. Register at Six Bends Harley-Davidson:  9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers, FL, 239-275-4647, sixbendshd.com. 

Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A Cypress Lake - In Memory of Wendy Kay Romeis - September 15, 2015

9/15/2015

Stop by Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake Plaza (near Costco in Fort Myers) on Tuesday, September 15th as they celebrate their 11th anniversary by hosting a Spirit Day honoring the memory of Wendy Kay Romeis, a former employee who lost her battle with cancer. 20% of proceeds raised that day will benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

National Marrow Donor Program ‘Delete Blood Cancer’ Drive - September 14, 2015

9/14/2015

In seeking a bone marrow match for seven year old Parker Jones who is currently fighting for his life, and to raise awareness of the importance of bone marrow donation, HealthPark Medical Center is hosting a Delete Blood Cancer Drive for the National Marrow Donor Program on Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Approximately every 3 minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer and for so many, the only hope for a cure is the gift of a life-saving bone marrow transplant,” says Angela Abu Shahin, a family friend and coordinator of the drive.  “For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists.  It is imperative we increase the number of participants on the National Bone Marrow registry.” Parker does not have a lot of time. He was originally diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia approximately two years ago.  At only seven years old, Parker relapsed in February of 2015; his first bone marrow transplant had failed. Parker requires care 24/7 and will not survive without another transplant. Only 30 percent of matches are family members.  That means 70 percent of the time patients must rely on an unrelated donor. Delete Blood Cancer works every day to add potential lifesavers to the National Marrow Donor Registry for patients like Parker. When you register with the National Marrow Donor Registry through Delete Blood Cancer, you are making yourself available as a potential marrow donor for any patient in need of transplant. If you do match with a patient, you will be asked to donate either peripheral blood stem cells or marrow in procedures that differ from donating blood. Please join the registry to save lives of patients like Parker Jones. If you have questions on what being on the registry can mean for you, please come to the event to learn more. The Delete Blood Cancer Drive will be held at HealthPark Medical Center, 9981 S HealthPark Dr., Fort Myers, in the main lobby. This is not a fundraising event or a blood drive, but a search for possible bone marrow donors.  It only takes a 30 second cheek swab to be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry. Parking is free. For more information, please contact Angela Abu Shahin, Treasurer and Executive Board Member for the Lee County Medical Society Alliance, at 314-409-7787.

“Art by the disABLEd” Artists Reception - September 12, 2015

9/12/2015

Artwork by participants in Lee Memorial Health System’s  Arts in Healthcare program - “Art by the disABLEd” - will be on display from Sept. 2 through Sept. 29 in the art gallery of the Cape Coral Library located at 921 SW 39th Terrace.  (Contact the library at 239-533-4500 for directions and hours.)  As part of this show, an Artists’ Reception will be held at the Cape Coral Library on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. Arts in Healthcare is a nation-wide movement that links the expressive arts with the healing arts and brings these into the mainstream of the traditional health care to promote the well-being of those who are ill and their caregivers.  It integrates the expressive arts in all forms into the health care setting to provide creative outlets for patients, families and staff. Lee Memorial Health System’s Arts in Healthcare program offers creative activities for patients, families and staff to assist with the healing process and is available at each of the health system’s hospital campuses.  Activities include art, music, dance and movement, creative writing, and more. Art by the disABLEd is a program for individuals with disabilities who are looking for showcase and exhibition opportunities for their creative works.  Each of Lee Memorial Health System’s hospitals maintains a gallery to display their artwork and the health system arranges an annual juried art show and assists disabled artists in participating in local art shows.  Arts in Healthcare is led by the program coordinator with the support of more than 70 volunteers, and is funded by donations.  If you would like more information about the Lee Memorial Health System’s Arts in Healthcare program, please contact Program Coordinator Doug MacGregor by calling 239-343-2633 or email to art@leememorial.org.

4th Annual SWFL M.O.T.M. Pit Stop Party - November 1, 2015

11/01/2015

The Southwest Florida Parrot Club is at it again, and you won't want to miss their Pit Stop Party, a full-day "trop rock" music event at the Paradise Tiki Hut in Cape Coral on November 1st. All money raised will go to the Golisano Children's Hospital! For details, visit http://www.swflphc.org/.