Lewis Family Cancer Fund Donation to WHHF

Funds to support local cancer prevention and care in our community.

Winter Haven, Fla., (November 6, 2015) – The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce a new $25,000 contribution from the Lewis Family Cancer Fund (LFCF) within the GiveWell Community Foundation. With this recent donation, the LFCF has granted a total of $125,000 over the past six years to the Foundation. The grant will be utilized to support local cancer prevention and care in Polk County.

The Lewis Family Cancer Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation was founded by brothers Josh and Geoff Lewis. The Fund was established to help promote public awareness and assist in funding research development in the prevention and cure of cancer. The LFCF is committed to facilitating further advances in research, patient care and to alert the public of the importance of early detection and diagnosis.

Josh Lewis states, “Much of the success of the LFCF can be attributed to my brother Geoff, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. Geoff’s vision and strong desire was to help make a difference in the fight against cancer. Thank you to everyone involved in the LFCF and our local communities for being so supportive.”

Previous donations from the LFCF have been utilized to help purchase the new state-of-the-art 3-D mammography technology located at the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital Breast and Imaging Center.

Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Chairman Lance Anastasio< states,="" “the="" winter="" haven="" hospital="" foundation="" is="" grateful="" for="" the="" strategic="" partnership="" it="" has="" with="" the="" lewis="" family="" cancer="" fund.="" the="" lfcf="" and="" its="" supporters="" are="" making="" a="" major="" impact="" in="" the="" quality="" of="" life="" we="" all="" enjoy="" in="" our="" community.="" our="" heartfelt="" thanks="" goes="" to="" each="" and="" every="" person="" and="" organization="" that="" is="" involved="" with="" the="" lfcf,="" you="" are="" touching="" the="" lives="" of="" local="" cancer="" patients="" and="" their="" />

The 2016 Lewis Family Cancer Fund “Swing for the Cure” event is scheduled for May 13-14 with a Friday cocktail party at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City. A golf tournament will be held on the 14th at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. For information about the Lewis Family Cancer Fund or “Swing for the Cure” events, contact Josh Lewis at 863-287-2106.

About the Lewis Family Cancer Fund

The Lewis Family Cancer Fund, within the GiveWell Community Foundation, was established to help promote public awareness and assist in funding research development in the prevention and cure of cancer. The Fund is committed to further advances in research, patient care and to alert the public of the importance of early detection and diagnosis. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Josh Lewis at 863-287-2106.

About the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation

The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Inc. is an independent, Winter Haven based, not-for-profit charitable institution governed by a board of volunteer trustees who serve without pay. The Foundation cultivates philanthropic support to provide patients with state-of-the-art medical care, cutting-edge technology and equipment, and the best educated and trained personnel. All funds raised are retained locally and utilized to support the not-for-profit patient care mission of Winter Haven Hospital.

About Winter Haven Hospital

Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. located in Winter Haven, Florida, includes a 468-bed acute care hospital and a 61-bed obstetric hospital, respectively referred to as Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital. Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. joined the BayCare Health System in August 2013. Winter Haven Hospital was founded in 1926, and today concentrates in the treatment of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and behavioral health. The hospital also provides emergency care; outpatient diabetes education; endoscopy services; neurological, orthopedic and in-patient rehabilitation; outpatient surgery; and imaging services. The Women’s Hospital opened in 1987 and specializes in maternity services, neonatal care, women’s surgery, and breast health. For more information, call (863) 293-1121 or visit WinterHavenHospital.org

About BayCare

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.  For more information visit www.baycare.org


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