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SPADA Salon & Day Spa announces 6th Annual SPADA-thon - May 19, 2015


SPADA Salon & Day Spa is pleased to announce SPADA-thon, an annual event to support PACE Center for Girls, Lee and the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Join the party at SPADA, located at 13161 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, and enjoy specially priced salon services, a silent auction, fashion boutique vendors, food, wine and music, all while making a difference in your community. Volunteers, sponsors and donations are currently being accepted. Call 239-482-1858 for information. Attendees at this year’s event can look forward to $20 wet haircuts, $10 kids cuts, $15 mini-manicures, $10 brow or lip waxing, $15 chair massages and reflexology, botox and fillers, and plenty of fun and surprises, including clairvoyant/tarot card readings, Pranic (energetic) healers and balloon pop prizes. Admission is one or more new or gently used dresses, handbags, accessories or shoes to be sold at Love That Dress! In lieu of a donated item, a $5 donation will serve as admission.

Lee Memorial Auxiliary 65th Anniversary Celebration - April 25, 2015


Come out and have a great time as the Lee Memorial Auxiliary celebrates 65 years of caring and millions of dollars of sharing! Enjoy a delicious dinner and refreshments, wonderful company, an outstanding auction and entertainment by Mark & Clark – The Original Piano Twins Duo with Singing and Comedy. Your support (tickets are just $125 per person) helps young cancer patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital and patients served by Lee Memorial’s Arts In Healthcare Program. Learn more HERE or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today. Call Phil Fortin at 239-482-5673 or Tommie Schott at 239-225-7518 for more information.

"Luau of Life" dinner and show at The Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center - April 11, 2015


Barbara’s Friends---Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Cancer Fund will receive proceeds from a Hawaiian-inspired night of artistry, entertainment and gourmet Polynesian fare. On Saturday, April 11, The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and its surrounding area will be transformed into an island paradise complete with fire dancers, a traditional pig roast, luxury auctions and a not-to-be-missed live production of “Blue Hawaii” by one of the premier Elvis impersonators in the United States. Tickets are $150 per person/$250 per couple and include the dinner and fantastic Elvis variety show.  Proceeds support Barbara’s Friends---Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund and global leader in children’s cancer care The Children’s Oncology Group. The event is being chaired by local child and two-time Leukemia survivor Chansen Savakinus of Cape Coral. Chansen will help host the event in a moving tribute to his close friend Chase Johnson who lost his battle to cancer at only 8 years old in March of 2014. The Southwest Florida community is invited to support Chansen’s efforts at this truly special event in honor of Chase and the many children who are fighting cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available.  For tickets and more information or to make a corporate gift to this important pediatric medical effort, please call, 239-343-6950Visit www.philantropical.org or e-mail bill@stars-etc.com or deshaggett@gmail.com for complete information and to register online. 

Health Plus Lecture Series: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - April 7, 2015



Lee Memorial Health System and IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), a 126-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the topic of  “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome” on Tuesday, April 7 at the IBERIABANK branch located at 9101 College Pointe Court, Fort Myers. A welcome reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. This free lecture is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reservations are requested by calling (239) 332-4440. The birth of a baby is one of life’s greatest gifts. Unfortunately, some babies are brought into this world to face difficult challenges from the start. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a diagnosis used to describe a variety of problems that can occur in newborns who are exposed to opiate drugs while in the womb. NAS symptoms can include loud, high-pitched crying; sweating; and gastrointestinal disturbances. Dr. Liu will also be providing a general overview of challenges of prematurity and the impact in this region. Dr. William Liu serves as the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. He has nearly 30 years of experience in caring for newborns. Dr. Liu is board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the Sub-Board of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and received his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For additional information about the Health Plus Lecture Series, please contact Debra Newell with IBERIABANK at (239) 985-2664.  Lecture content is provided by the featured professional. IBERIABANK is responsible for hosting this event and not responsible for lecture content.

Madisen's Match - March 27-28, 2015


Join us at the Landings Golf, Yacht and Tennis Club on March 27 and 28 at Madisen's Match, a celebrity tennis event with proceeds directed to the Regional Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Major tennis stars from across the globe will be out in full force to take part in this very special celebrity tennis event honoring Madisen Abramson, age 10, who has served as an inspiration to countless other cancer patients. Get full details by visiting www.madisenmatch.com or contact Duane Chaney at duanechaney@comcast.net or 239-292-0322 for complete information.