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Foundation & Friends, April 2016

Foundation & Friends, April 2016

A P R I L / MAY 2 0 1 6



Orlando Health Foundation Board of Directors DEAR FRIENDS

Executive Committee It’s fitting that during
Spring, a time of new
M. Kathryn Garrett, MD, Chairman beginnings, we celebrated
Richard T. McCree, Vice Chairman the opening of the
Kenneth M. Smith, Secretary Marjorie and Leonard
Phillips A. Easterling, Treasurer Williams Center for
Philip W. Rich, Immediate Past Chairman Proton Therapy, which
Amy Saunders, Appointee will provide new hope
Kathy Johnson, Appointee and treatment options for
David Strong, President and CEO, Orlando Health cancer patients.
Gregor Alexander, MD, Chairman, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Jamal Hakim, MD, Representative, Adult Hospital Group
John W. Bozard, President, Orlando Health Foundation

Jess Bailes Helen Leon We are so honored and
Sudhir Bhaskar, MD Rafael E. Martinez
Helen Cairns Sheryl Meitin blessed to have received John W. Bozard, President
James P. Caruso Cynthia C. Perry this great leadership gift
Kenneth M. Clayton Sibille Pritchard from the Williams Family Orlando Health Foundation
Bill Dillard Robert N. Serros, MD Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Annette Ford Dean Sider, MD
Lee Heard Ralph Veerman Foundation to open the
John W. Hillenmeyer Andy Warden
Richard T. Hurt Bryce West first proton therapy center in Central Florida. This gift will
R. Brock Kelsey
have an impact in the community for years to come. Read

more about this generous gift on page six.

Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Many other great accomplishments and continued support
Board of Directors from dedicated donors have taken place recently as well,
including a four-year commitment from Dr. Phillips
Founders Group Amanda Caruso Julie Petrakis Charities in partnership with Arnie’s Army Charitable
Warren Christie Diane O’Dell Foundation. This gift will have tremendous impact for
Arnold Palmer Avani Desai W. Russ Prather, MD Arnold Palmer Medical Center in the years ahead. Read
Honorary Chairman and Founder Ray Easler Jorge Ramirez, MD more on page five.
Amy Fields Matthew Rearden
Gregor Alexander, MD, Chairman Bill Gillaspie* Heath Ritenour Throughout the Orlando Health system, progress continues
Hana Hakim Ramon Ruiz, MD to move at an impressive rate. The expansion of the
Amy Saunders, Vice Chair Dee Haley Ted Sheppe emergency department at Health Central Hospital is on
Jose Herrera-Soto, MD Amy Smith, MD track and the new UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando
John W. Bozard, President R. Brock Kelsey Abdullah Tharoo Health Lake Mary Oncology Pavilion is slated to open in
Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Edward F. Kinney Scott Weisz May. Read more highlights from Orlando Health on page
Jay Leonard Scott Wellington the next page.
Kathy Swanson, President Helen Leon
David Nykanen, MD *Honorary Member None of this would be possible without you, our generous
Arnold Palmer Medical Center supporters. The progress you continue to see throughout
Orlando Health’s facilities and services is because of your
Kathy Garrett, Chairman gifts and your continued support. Thank you once again
Orlando Health Foundation for helping improve the lives and well being of the people
in Central Florida community.
Southwest Community Board Simon T. Bailey R. Spencer Hughes
Brad Busbin Joanne Kostantinidis
Executive Committee Edward DeAguilera Israel Mantecon, MD
Trisha Engler Megan Morris
Ken Smith, Chairman Randy Gerber Dave Robbins
Bill Perry, Vice Chairman Charles Heard, MD Kerry L. Van Etten
Karen Frenier, President Britta Hooker
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and South Seminole
Greg Ohe, President
Health Central Hospital
John Bozard, President
Orlando Health Foundation
Karen Jensen, Vice President and COO
Orlando Health Foundation

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The West Orange Healthcare District (the District) and Orlando WOMEN & BABIES
Health have joined forces to improve and expand healthcare services Construction for the expansion on the 10th floor
for West Orange County residents. The $100 million project, $75 is anticipated to be completed in late fall. This
million of which is funded by the District, will help transform expansion will increase patient flow efficiency
Health Central Hospital’s current Ocoee location into a destination through triage, and also will allow 30 beds to be
medical campus and will bring much needed healthcare services to dedicated for gynecologic surgery patients.
Horizon West.
Additions to the Ocoee campus include a 30,000-square foot The new UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando
comprehensive cancer center with expanded clinical programs and Health Lake Mary Oncology Pavilion, opening
services for family, supportive and holistic care. A new 100-bed in May, will provide patients with a consolidated
skilled nursing facility will also be coming to the Ocoee campus. and convenient location to receive cancer care in
The facility will consist of a 60-bed rehabilitation unit and a 40-bed Seminole County.
Alzheimer’s unit.
At the Horizons West location, construction will begin later this The expansion of the emergency department from
fall on a 70,000-square foot building that will feature a freestanding 42 beds to 52 beds and the addition of 40 private
emergency department, outpatient diagnostics and laboratory beds remains on schedule for a fall opening.
services, offices for primary care physicians and specialists, and a
human performance and wellness center. CARDIOVASCULAR SERVICES
The Orlando Health Heart Institute is
expanding the cardiovascular interventional
program at South Seminole Hospital to include
the elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
(PCI) procedures, with an anticipated start date
this spring.

As part of Orlando Health’s strategic imperative to
improve ease of use and access to care, South Lake
Hospital has been working to grow its ambulatory
footprint. The closing on donated land for the
Four Corners Satellite Campus is complete. The
11-acre parcel is located at the intersection of US
192 and US 27. Also, a 20-acre parcel of land has
been purchased for the North Satellite Campus.

Orlando Health’s success in reducing surgical site
infections and hospital-acquired blood clots was
recently featured in an article in the New York
Times. Read the article here:

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Healing Happens Here

“Go Blue” to Support
The Howard Phillips Center

April is National Child Abuse Prevention
Month and throughout the month, The
Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
is dedicated to raising awareness and critical
funds to support programs that identify, treat
and prevent child abuse.

If you travel near Orlando Health’s downtown campus and its surroundings, Planting Pinwheel Gardens is a great way to “go
chances are you’ve driven by a brightly colored and decorated building on Michigan blue”! These gardens are planted to generate
Street many times. But do you know about the impactful work that takes place awareness for the important work occurring
inside The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families? in our community to support healthy child
development, so kids in our community may
The Howard Phillips Center provides dignity and healing for children and families grow up abuse free.
who face overwhelming challenges like child abuse, developmental delays and lack
of access to medical care. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED TODAY.

The services of identification, treatment and prevention provided at The Howard DONATE
Phillips Center help children, heal families and strengthen our community.
The programs offered include: The Children’s Advocacy Center, The Child Philanthropic support is crucial to allowing
Protection Team, The Healing Tree, Teen Xpress, Healthy Families Orange and us to continue to offer services to
Osceola as well as The Developmental Center for Infants & Children/Early Steps.
children and families in Central Florida.
10,574 services were provided by the Children’s Advocacy Center
including the Child Protection Team and The Healing Tree. VOLUNTEER

98% of all children served by Healthy Families are free from abuse Volunteers make a vital difference. You can
and neglect. make a difference in the life of a child.

3,923 services were provided to uninsured teens in Orange County COME SEE THE STORY...
by Teen Xpress.
Consider taking a one-hour tour of
83% of the families served by The Developmental Center for Infants The Howard Phillips Center and
& Children reported early intervention services/therapies See the Story… of how your contribution
enabled them to help their children grow.
makes an impact!
Come See the Story...
To learn more about The Howard
You’re invited to See the Story... at The Howard Phillips Center. Phillips Center and Paint Orlando Blue,
Tours, which include firsthand stories about the identification,
treatment and prevention services provided, are offered regularly. visit

To join a tour, visit or contact Amy Drury,
Director of Development, at [email protected]
or 321.841.8285.

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Paul and Stacey Manos

People most often think of “champions” as those who have won or achieved something We moved to Winter Park in July 2010.
significant in their life. Our team at Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation feels the same
way. That is why we created the Champions Circle. This group was founded in 2015 as a way HOW DID YOU FIRST ENCOUNTER
of honoring the care our patients and families have received – whether that was physical, ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER?
emotional or spiritual – and honoring those who deliver the care, as they are champions as well. Our first experience at Arnold Palmer
Medical Center was with our, then,
In addition, our Champions Circle is a group of generous individuals whose donations to 7-year old son, Gillen, who broke his
Arnold Palmer Medical Center help meet our ongoing operational needs. These “champions” arm weeks before moving here. We
have chosen to partner with us through a five-year pledge of $1,000, $10,000 or $25,000 per year. were relieved to receive excellent follow-
up care at Arnold Palmer Hospital upon
Champions Circle members recognize and value the comprehensive care delivered to more our arrival.
than 250,000 patients each year through hope, healing and compassion. These individuals are
invited to special events throughout the year and are unified by their passion and interest in WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SUPPORT
Arnold Palmer Medical Center. THE MISSION?
We have reached a time in our lives
COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE where we are grateful to be able to
We invite you to see the difference at Arnold Palmer Medical Center by taking a tour and give back and believe Arnold Palmer
hearing firsthand stories of the hope, healing and compassion. One-hour tours are offered Medical Center is among the worthiest
regularly and can be scheduled through Clay Osburne at [email protected] of causes. The mission of hope, healing
or Whitney Pitsch at [email protected]. and compassion goes well beyond
basic medical care.
Rob & April Agnew Mr. & Mrs. Seamus Foley Clay & Emily Osburne SUPPORT A PLACE LIKE ARNOLD
Sarah Dodson Dan & Amy Fields Jacob & Lorraine Parker PALMER MEDICAL CENTER?
Dr. Gregor & Adrienne Alexander Glenn & Claire Fournier Dr. Angelina Pera & As parents, it is personally important
John & Melissa Anthony Nick & Patricia Francoforte to have the very best care available to
Dr. Noah & Kary Babins David & Vickie Fraser Dr. Jorge Larranaga our children, and we know all parents
Kevin & Diane Barry Adam & Geri Goldstein John Petrakis want the same. Arnold Palmer Medical
John & Ann Bozard Dr. Jamal & Hana Hakim James & Julie Petrakis Center is a tremendous asset to the
Eric & Sheila Bystrak Richard & Jane Hall Chad & Carey Phillips community and worthy of our support.
John Carney John Hamlin Ben & Shannon Pierce
James & Amanda Caruso Ronald & Margaret Henderson Dr. Jorge & Patricia Ramirez PLEASE SHARE ANY ADDITIONAL
Warren & Stephanie Christie Dr. Jose A. Herrera-Soto & Sean & Karine Roberts INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR
Tom & Cheryl Collins John Henry & Sarah Ruggieri INTEREST AND SUPPORT FOR
John & Heather Dauphiny Dr. Jennifer A. Villar Dr. Ramon & Laura-Cuty Ruiz ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER:
Dr. William DeCampli & Kristi Zach & Rachelle Kallenbach Joseph Schmid & Patricia Loy We took a tour of Arnold Palmer
Peterson Bob & Laurie Kelsey Ted & Lisa Sheppe Medical Center and were impressed by
Dr. Neeraj & Avani Desai Brock & Niki Kelsey Houston & Raquel Short the quality of medical care provided,
Dr. Susan desJardins & Ben & Tami Kreitl James & Tori Spradlin but we were astounded to hear stories
Ken & Kristie Kupp Andrew & Elyse Starling from the doctors and nurses of how the
Chris Henderson Matt & Abbie Lilly Wayne & Jessica Stone healing extends well beyond patients to
Dr. Ana M. Diaz-Albertini & Adam & Mary Catherine Losey Dr. Robert & Laura Sutphin entire families and communities.
Paul & Stacey Manos Dr. Mark & Kathy Swanson
Dr. Orlando A. Benitez Dr. Michael Marzouk & the Arnold Scott & Elaine Taylor
Cary & Jennifer D’Ortona Abdullah & Mumtaz Tharoo
Palmer Hospital Anesthesia Group Jeff & Erin Walker
Erik & Julia Melville Scott & Stephanie Weisz
Julie Meyer Dr. Jenna Wheeler & Joseph Wheeler
Mike & Janet Morrow Kevin & Daniela Williams
Dr. Hamish & Hilary Munro Suzanne Worthington &
Margarita Nido Stewart
Dr. David & Jill Nykanen Scott Grabowski
Dr. Anthony & Lauren Orsini

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Thousands of supporters have helped raise half a million dollars for
pediatric cancer research at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

In only four years, more than $500,000 has been raised to support
cancer research through clinical trials at the Haley Center for
Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital
through Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer.

This year’s event drew more than 1,200 supporters to Arnold
Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge for the fourth annual Arnie’s
March. As of this printing, the 2016 efforts of 53 teams and 750
donors have netted more than $146,000 that will stay in Central
Florida and support the cancer research and clinical trial team at
Arnold Palmer Hospital.

Thank you to everyone who supported
this year’s event, including our partners
– the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Presented by MasterCard®,
Coca-Cola, JetBlue and Bay Hill Club
& Lodge, our dedicated team captains,
gracious donors and all who marched
together at the event.

Even with this year’s success, the work is TOP: For the second year in a row, Team Bay Hill & Friends, led by
not done. Individuals and team captains who created teams at Sara Ball, finished as one of the top three fundraising teams, raising can continue using them as tools for ongoing $6,760 for Arnie’s March. LEFT: Orlando City Soccer players Luke Boden
fundraising efforts. Just as cancer doesn’t stop after the event in (pictured) and Lewis Neal honored our cancer fighters at this year’s event.
March or after Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, RIGHT: Dr. Don Eslin shares the stage with Benjamin, a patient at Arnold
neither should our fundraising efforts. Stay tuned for more details Palmer Hospital whose participation in a clinical trial has benefited from
about additional opportunities to get involved, raise awareness the funds raised through Arnie’s March.
and raise critical funds for the more than 100 new children who
are diagnosed with cancer each year at Arnold Palmer Hospital.

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ARNIE’S ARMY IS Dr. Phillips Charities Pledges $1 Million in Partnership
MARCHING TOWARD A with Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation
Dr. Phillips Charities is
committing $1 million, in
partnership with Arnie’s
Army Charitable Foundation,
to help improve the health
and well-being of families in
Central Florida over the next
four years.

“Arnold Palmer has an The relationship between Mr. Palmer and Dr. Phillips
unquestionably great legacy Charities’ late chairman Jim Hinson spans decades.

of caring very similar to

During this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented that of Dr. P. Phillips and our late board chairman Jim Hinson,” said
by MasterCard®, Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation was
formally introduced to the world of golf. Arnie’s Army Kenneth D. Robinson, president of Dr. Phillips Charities. “We’re excited to
Charitable Foundation has been entrusted to continue
Arnold Palmer’s legacy of selflessly giving back by partner with Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation to continue to develop
investing in the well-being of children and youth. “This
tournament is an important part of Arnold’s legacy, programs and initiatives that will make a difference in the lives of families
and collectively we were inspired to work together to
further advance it stature. We are delighted to announce throughout our community for many years to come.”
these changes … and further celebrate the tremendous
contributions Arnold has made on and off the golf The gift from Dr. Phillips Charities will support programs at Arnold
course,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. Palmer Medical Center and other causes impacting Central Florida
families. It represents an enduring partnership built over many years of

support through the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Presented by MasterCard® and the Eagles for Arnie’s
Kids Challenge. To date Dr. Phillips has donated
more than $630,000 to Arnold Palmer Medical
Center through the Eagles program and this new
commitment will continue to expand that support.

It all began in the 1960’s when Arnold Palmer’s go for “My parents were always passionate about supporting initiatives that gave
broke style of golf bolstered a legion of fans, coined by opportunity to positively impact the lives of children, and their families.
the press as Arnie’s Army, who lovingly bestowed the It was done with a personal commitment which also inspired their
title of “The King” upon him not only because of his investment in the Arnold Palmer Medical Center,” said Amy Saunders,
prowess on the course, but more importantly because of daughter of Arnold Palmer and president of Arnie’s Army Charitable
his unfailing sense of kindness and thoughtfulness. Foundation. “Our family is very proud to have a long-standing partner like
Dr. Phillips Charities who share a commitment to the lives of the children
and families in this community.”

Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation will invest Orlando Health president and chief executive officer David Strong said of
the commitment from Dr. Phillips Charities: “To truly make a difference
in the well-being and development of children & in communities, you need partners with the vision it takes to create
something that has a positive, lasting impact for many years. Mr. Palmer
youth, supporting health & wellness initiatives and and Dr. Phillips Charities are shining examples of that. We’re honored to
have them as partners in improving the lives of children and families.”
When people ask what’s“
and the driven me all these years,
environment and I always give the same
will continue
answer. It’s you.
support to BY MASTERCARD.

Arnold Palmer Medical Center. Beginning in 2017,

Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation will manage

oversight of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by

MasterCard as the host organization.

To learn more about Arnie’s Army Charitable
Foundation visit

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A Leadership Gift

to help save lives


Earlier this month, Orlando Health opened the first proton therapy center in Central
Florida, providing patients with a valuable new tool in the fight against cancer. The
center’s name – The Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy – has
a special meaning.

Marjorie Williams, a patient at UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health, passed away in
September of 2015 following a courageous battle with cancer. In her memory, her husband,
Leonard, made a leadership gift to Orlando Health to support proton therapy treatment.

The Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy joins an elite group of
proton therapy centers around the world. It will mark the third proton therapy center to
open in the state of Florida and the 21st in the nation. Currently, there are only 58 proton
therapy centers worldwide.

Pictured above are Leonard Williams, with sons John and Len, daughter-in-law Marilyn, along with grandson, Thomas, as well as John Bozard, President,
Orlando Health Foundation, Dr. Mark Roh, Dr. Naren Ramakrishna and David Strong, President and CEO, Orlando Health.

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Proton therapy is a form of radiation therapy that uses proton off. They married in 1955 and had four boys in Winston-Salem

beams to shrink tumors in adult and pediatric cancers, especially before moving the family to Orlando in 1966. The Williams have

tumors that are located near vital organs and in “This facility would not be possible without “ made many gifts
young patients whose bodies are still growing. significant philanthropic support...Marjorie’s to organizations
Proton therapy limits the dosage of radiation to legacy will help other cancer patients fight throughout North
adjacent organs, thereby limiting side effects in all their battles with state of the art technology. Carolina and Central
patients, and reducing the impact on growth in Florida, including
pediatric patients. Mark Roh, MD, President, health-related causes
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health and the Boy Scouts
The Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for of America.
Proton Therapy will treat cancers of the brain,

spine, prostate, lung, breast, head and neck as well “We are honored to

as pediatric cancers. Proton therapy, because it can so precisely be a supporter of UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health and

target tumors, has proven effective at treating such cancers and the first proton therapy center in Central Florida,” said Leonard

patients report fewer side effects. Williams. “We miss Marjorie every day. She and I were married

“We are very grateful to Leonard and the Williams Family for 60 years and raised our sons here in Orlando. I know that she
Foundation,” said Mark Roh, MD, President, UF Health Cancer would be so proud of the gift, knowing it will help save lives.”

Center – Orlando Health. “This facility would not be possible The Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy

without significant philanthropic support. Because of their is located along Orange Avenue between Orlando Regional

leadership gift, along with the support of other generous donors, Medical Center and UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health.

Marjorie’s legacy will help other cancer patients fight their battles The 15,000 square foot facility consists of three floors – two

with state of the art technology.” above ground and one underground – in order to accommodate

Marjorie and Leonard met in North Carolina, when Marjorie the MEVION S250 superconducting synchrocyclotron proton
was Leonard’s nurse for an annual physical. Marjorie declined accelerator. It is expected that it will treat as many as 26 patients a
to date her patient, but Leonard’s perseverance eventually paid day with the new proton accelerator.

The Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy, located on Orange Avenue on the Orlando Health downtown campus, joins an elite group
of proton therapy centers around the world. It will mark the third proton therapy center to open in the state of Florida and the 21st in the nation.
Currently, there are only 58 proton therapy centers worldwide.

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Funded through philanthropy, an enhanced environment coupled with reconfigured
spaces makes the experience at the Women’s Imaging Center and Breast Care Center
more soothing and convenient for patients.

With just one look at a scan, a woman’s life can
be changed forever.

Luckily for our patients, the Women’s Imaging
Center connects to the Breast Care Center at
UF Health Cancer — Orlando Health, so they don’t
have to wait days or drive to a different location
to discuss the results of their mammograms.
Co-locating services enables complete care in one
location, providing the best possible outcome,
while minimizing a patient’s anxiety.

Before the Women’s Imaging Center and Breast
Cancer Center renovations were complete, our
patients had to walk through the shared lobby to
get to the Breast Care Center. Now, patients are able
to discretely move from the Imaging Center to the
Breast Care Center.

In addition, because of generous donors, patients By reconfiguring the space at the Women’s Imaging Center and the Breast Care Center,
and families are able to enjoy the lobby and patients now have easier access between the centers as they meet with different members of
soothing tones throughout the space. After more their healthcare team.This enhanced space provides a supportive and healing environment
than 20 years, this renovation was necessary to for our patients during a difficult time. Donors like you made this happen.
create a warm, healing environment, consistent
with the rest of the Cancer Center.

Unlike other imaging and cancer centers throughout the country, and enhanced feel, women are more at-ease during appointments
these two centers are equipped with an onsite surgeon and because of the renovations you helped to support.
radiologist, backed by a readily available team of medical and
radiation oncologists, pathologists and nurses, able to provide all While receiving news of a cancer diagnosis isn’t easy, the strides
necessary exams and consultations. Now, thanks to the new look made in helping to comfort and create a supportive and healing
environment help make it easier to handle. You made that happen.


Harriett’s, a boutique financed through the generosity
of Harriett Lake, has been relocated to a more
prominent and accessible area on the third floor
of UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health.
Additional space will allow us to offer clinical goods
and services, such as custom-fitted bras and prosthetic
devices that complement the “comfort” gift items
provided by Harriett’s. One patient commented on
how Harriett’s provides hope and healing for her
mother, saying “Thank you for blessing others with this
space. My mother’s face lights up when she is here.”

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In March, Kohl’s presented a check at Top Select Volleyball Academy in Orlando for $198,753. These funds were raised through Kohl’s Cares
merchandise sales in Central Florida. This gift will support Arnold Palmer Hospital sports medicine professionals who educate coaches, parents
and children on safe training and play techniques.

For nearly ten years, Kohl’s has been a steadfast philanthropic sports medicine professionals into the community to instruct
partner to Arnold Palmer Medical Center. The partnership coaches, parents and children on safe training and play
began in 2007 through the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program, techniques, how to decrease risk of injury and how to treat
which supports children’s health and education initiatives in the minor injuries. Certified athletic trainers provide a large
communities they serve. Through the sales of their Kohl’s Cares number of injury prevention education events and CPR
merchandise, they have provided more than $1.9 million to support training for youth athletes, coaches and parents. To learn
Arnold Palmer Medical Center. more, visit

ASSOCIATES IN ACTION: Kohl’s Associates donate their personal “It’s truly amazing to see how the Injury Prevention Program
time to make a difference by volunteering with youth-serving, comes to life. Watching the trainers educate our young
nonprofit organizations. To qualify for an Associates in Action $500 athletes, parents and coaches on proper running, jumping and
grant, a minimum of five Kohl’s Associates from one Kohl’s location stretching really hits home. Both my kids play competitive
volunteer for three consecutive hours. Since 2007, Arnold Palmer sports and injury is something a parent always thinks about.
Medical Center has benefited from the Associates in Action program If this program prevents just one major injury, it’s a success,”
by receiving $158,000 in grants from associates participating in says John Baldauf, Kohl’s Clermont Store Manager and
316 volunteer events which equals 4,740 volunteer hours. Associates in Action lead. “Being a proud partner with Arnold
Palmer Hospital since 2007, it’s rewarding to see how Kohl’s
KOHL’S PLAY IT FORWARD: This program is designed to meet the donations are put to use. I couldn’t be more impressed with
growing needs of active children in the Central Florida community. Arnold Palmer Hospital and their teams.”
Through Kohl’s Play It Forward, Arnold Palmer Hospital sends

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Nirja Shah explains, “When my late grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s
disease, I quickly understood that an illness affects not only the patient but also the
entire family. We are fortunate to be living in Orlando with access to good doctors
and hospitals. However, many patients and their families travel from great distances to
come here for their medical care.”

Many of these patients require specialized, long-term care that may not be available in
their local towns. Typically, one or two family members travel to Orlando to provide
support and care during treatment. Having a convenient, affordable and safe place for
these family members to stay during hospitalization is extremely important.

Nirja knows this firsthand because her family faced a similar challenge when they
traveled to China with her grandmother for a month-long treatment. When she
learned from her mother, Nikita Shah, MD, a physician at UF Health Cancer Center –
Orlando Health, that the Hubbard House provides safe and affordable housing options
and care for families of out-of-town patients, she realized that this was her opportunity
to give back to the community.


High school student Nirja Shah, Nirja made a commitment to support the Hubbard House, beginning in middle
pictured here with Peggy Smith, school. Her commitment has been realized through participating in the annual
General Manager, Hubbard House, is Horrible Hundred bike race in the Clermont Hills to raise funds. She has named her
climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in June to annual campaigns “Ride the Horrible Hundred for Hubbard House.” It took months
raise money for a place near and dear of intense training because she was one of the younger riders and did not have the
to her heart – the Hubbard House. experience or the specialized bikes that most of the professional riders in the race do.

TO SUPPORT NIRJA’S EFFORTS, PLEASE VISIT Because of her volunteer commitment, Lake Highland Preparatory School nominated
GIVE.ORLANDOHEALTH.COM/NIRJACLIMBS Nirja for the “Disney Dreamer and Doer Award.” As with all of her fundraisers for
TO DONATE TO THE HUBBARD HOUSE. Hubbard House, 100 percent of the donations were given to the Hubbard House.

As part of her ultimate fundraising challenge for the Hubbard House, Nirja plans on
climbing the tallest mountain in Africa – Mt. Kilimanjaro – in June. It will be a five-
day climb up to the summit and a two-day climb down the mountain. Her biggest
challenge will be altitude acclamation due to the lack of mountains in Florida on which
to train. Most of Nirja’s training is based on using an elevation-training mask that
helps condition her lungs by creating breathing resistance and lung expansion.

Her brother, Nihar Shah, a sophomore at UCF, will accompany Nirja on the climb. She
is grateful for this because “he will be my pillar of support during the climb,” Nirja says.

Follow along on Nirja’s training journey at

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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar Raises Speaker Series
More Than $300,000 for Hospitality Homes SPOTLIGHT

Sonja Ruiz & Kathy Newlin

Longtime Orlando residents and friends, Sonja Ruiz and
Kathy Newlin (pictured below with their husbands Dan and
Bill) support Orlando Health for one main reason: “Today’s
technology changes so much and we want to make sure the
hospitals have the things they need,” says Sonja.

Celebrating another great golf tournament supporting Hubbard House and Both Sonja and Kathy have connections to Orlando Health,
the Cynthia C. and William E. Perry Pavilion are Bill and Cindy Perry; Arturo beyond being residents of the City Beautiful. Sonja had both
Colonel, General Manager, Pointe Orlando Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar; of her sons at Orange Memorial. Kathy also delivered two of
Ana Nelson, Tommy Bahama Event Coordinator; Cheryl Cyr, Manager, Perry her children at Orange Memorial. Kathy worked in radiology
Pavilion; and Peggy Smith, General Manager, Hubbard House. for Orlando Health as an x-ray technician for many years as
Since their arrival in Orlando nine years ago, the wonderful team at “I love seeing what’s going on at the hospital and I like to keep
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar have provided significant support up,” Kathy says. “Orlando Health is great for our community.”
for the families served by Orlando Health’s two hospitality
facilities — Hubbard House on the downtown campus and the Both Sonja and Kathy support Orlando Health by directing
Cynthia C. and William E. Perry Pavilion at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. their gifts to support the Area of Greatest Need, which means
Through the Tommy Bahama Caribbean Classic Dinner and Charity they want the Foundation to use funds where they are needed
Golf Tournament, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar and their many the most. “We like to support technology and new things,”
partners, sponsors and fans have generated more than $300,000 to adds Sonja. “The technology is night and day compared
support our mission of caring. The most recent event took place to many years ago and it changes so quickly. We know the
November 1-2, 2015 and raised $53,000. hospitals want to keep up and that’s why we support where
they need money the most.”
Designed and built as a “home-away-from-home” for families of Sonja and Kathy are both attendees of the Orlando Health
patients from outside the Orlando area, the Hubbard House can help Foundation Speaker Series. The Foundation is proud to offer
restore a sense of calm during troubled times of illness or injury. The the Speaker Series to educate and inform our donors about
heart-warming stories that have emerged from the evolution of the various healthcare topics of interest. These luncheon sessions
Hubbard House are as big and comforting as the house itself. Since include presentations from our medical experts who share
opening in January 1994, the Hubbard House has served thousands of the latest on leading-edge technology, life-saving medical
families facing the extra burden of finding convenient and affordable procedures and the future of healthcare.
temporary lodging in times of crisis.
To learn more about the Speaker Series,
A few years later, through the generosity of Cindy and Bill Perry, many please contact Nancy Francis at
physicians and friends, the Cynthia C. and William E. Perry Pavilion
was completed at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, accommodating the needs [email protected]
of our traveling families who find themselves suddenly needing care at or 407.841.5194.
this hospital. Like the Hubbard House, the Perry Pavilion has cared for
thousands of family members. We are very proud of the fact that both
facilities have experienced 100 percent patient satisfaction since opening.

We appreciate the many years of support from Tommy Bahama
Restaurant & Bar for the Orlando Health hospitality homes and the
families we serve each day.

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An ideal way to celebrate the life of someone special is through a gift in their name. Not only does
your gift honor the individual, it also enables Orlando Health to carry on lifesaving care for others.

In Memory of James C. Acton In Memory of Ines Garcia In Memory of Lynne Munn
Mr. James R. Acton Ms. Nereida Perez Mr. Jeffrey W. Munn
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan L. Franklin
Mr. Larry K. Kagele In Memory of LaVonne B. Graese In Memory of Daniel R. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Olvey Ms. Linda J. Dimopoulos Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Pietras Ms. Karen Thornton Jensen
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass H. Riggs III Mr. and Mrs. David Kovacs In Memory of Lorraine S. Nolette
Mrs. Irene McClendon Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Zimmerman
In Memory of John L. Apodaca Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Meyer
Mrs. Lucille C. Apodaca Mrs. Julia Wade In Memory of Pearl Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Walmer West Orange Women, Inc.
In Memory of Debbie C. Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Burbank In Memory of Lucy P. Hall In Memory of Natalie Persico
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Dovale Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Hall Mrs. Patricia Ryan-Perricone
Mr. and Mrs. David L. Humble
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Sherian Jr. In Memory of Emily B. Harrell In Memory of Phyllis Englander’s sister
Mr. and Mrs. Pedro R. Villanueva Mrs. Emily W. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Barnett I. Chepenik

In Memory of William D. Barrett In Memory of Bonnie Hill In Memory of Carson A. Powers
Northpark Baptist Church Ms. Miriam L. Bonilla Mrs. Lois A. Groves

In Memory of Dot Byrd In Memory of Teeja A. Johnson In Memory of Madison G. Redditt
West Orange Women, Inc. Tugboat and The Bird Ms. Isobel Carroll

In Memory of Craig A. Camper In Memory of Philip C. Jordan In Memory of Helen D. Reitano
Ms. Marie E. Crebs Mrs. Patricia L. Jordan Ms. Martha M. Myers
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Lawrie
Ms. Cheryl Thompson In Memory of Bob G. Lampkin In Memory of Patricia A. Sewall
Ms. Beverly L. Lampkin Ms. Janine M. Santoro
In Memory of Bruce E. Christensen Mrs. Maryellen Santoro
The Christensen Family In Memory of Dennis E. Manning Ms. Elizabeth Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley L. Henry Mr. and Mrs. Al Potocco Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker
TopBuild Corp. Mr. John Wall
In Memory of Baby Cunningham
Ms. Dorothy D. Smith In Memory of Joseph G. Matthews In Memory of James D. Shea
Mr. Ronald D. Risner Dr. Scott D. Greenwood and
In Memory of Johnathan B. Davis Dr. Pamela G. Freeman
Friends of Johnathan Davis In Memory of Kenneth H. Maus Ms. Karen Thornton Jensen
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce S. Appelbaum Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Serros
In Memory of Mark A. Deter
Winona Community Foundation In Memory of Newton C. McCullough In Memory of Donald R. Smith
Mr. Ronald D. Risner Ms. Rosanna Palmer
In Memory of Marlie K. Dodson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Agnew In Memory of Royston Miller In Memory of Chelsey J. Taylor
Mr. Ronald D. Risner Mr. and Mrs. Carlos M. Rodriguez
In Memory of Frederick Falco
Ms. Paulette M. Falco In Memory of Michael J. Moore In Memory of Angel Vehec
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ledford The Hoots Family
In Memory of Joseph C. Flynn
Mr. Ronald D. Risner In Memory of Jacob F. Moyer In Memory of Marjorie H. Williams
Ms. Judith E. Mollo Williams Family Foundation
In Memory of Velma Fogle
Mrs. Carlette Lesure

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Chocolate Sundae Fun Run* Taste of Germany Patriotic Boat Cruise
event type: 5K Run/Walk Willow Tree Cafe StarLite Saffire – St. Petersburg
benefiting: Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children $76 harbor
location: Fort Mellon Park $85
Spain & Portugal
Second Annual Walk For Winnie, Presented by Panera Bread® Lisbon-Madrid-Seville-Barcelona & more
and Hosted by SeaWorld® Orlando $4499 double / $5299 single
event type: Fundraising Walk
benefiting: Alexander Center for Neonatology at FOR QUESTIONS OR TO MAKE RESERVATIONS,
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies CONTACT: Life’s-A-Trip Tours at 407-855-9732
location: SeaWorld Orlando or [email protected]. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
*Community Driven Events are independently managed by volunteers
to benefit Orlando Health.

WAYS TO GIVE: A Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a creative ONE LIFE GIFT ANNUITY RATES
way to give that provides you with a
guaranteed lifetime income in return AGE RATE AGE RATE
for your gift to the Orlando Health
Foundation. With a rate of return as 45 3.3 70 5.1
high as 9% (based upon your age), this
may be a great alternative to increase 50 3.7 75 5.8
your cash flow while also supporting the
meaningful work at Orlando Health. 55 4.0 80 6.8

60 4.4 85 7.8

65 4.7 90+ 9.0

Rates recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities.
Two-life rates are lower due to added life expectancy.

For a complimentary illustration of how a gift annuity might benefit you, or to learn more about
other creative ways you can give, please call the Office of Planned Giving at 407.841.5149.

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call our toll-free line at 1-855-678-6889 or e-mail [email protected].

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