Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation Raises $60,000 For Children

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2018 Nearly 350 community members joined the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation for a fashion show on March 7 at The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores.

The lavish reception with silent auction, followed by fashion show, raised $60,000 to support the pediatric services at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

I am very pleased with the overwhelming success of this event. We had a sell-out event, thanks to the support of our wonderful volunteer committee that included Kelly Ferguson, Owen Chittenden, Melinda Dawson, Jill Simpkins and Lori Catron, said Julie Rand, Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation executive director. The models did an amazing job and we are extremely thankful to My Adornments and Jos. A. Bank for providing the fashion.

The event featured 30 well-known locals in the community as models, including: Rene Bell Adams, marketing director for Chanfrau and Chanfrau law firm; John Mark Adkison, assistant athletic director for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Shawn Anderson; Shawn Bishop, director of the emergency department at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Alex Bitner, realtor with Adams Cameron & Co., Realtors; Linda Bradley, assistant vice president for academic affairs and campus director for the University of Central Florida; Jamie Brown, marketing and events director for the Daytona Beach News-Journal; Derek Catron, managing editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal; Lori Catron, vice president of strategy and business development at Gatehouse Media; Mike Chitwood, Volusia County Sheriff; Kathy Crotty, partner at the Cobb Cole law firm; Sherry Gailey; Whitney Glass, operations manager for Synergy Billing; Ali Kargar, corporate vice president for ICI Homes; Elizabeth Kargar, broker associate with Cooperative Real Estate; Ryan Keur, president of the Daytona Tortugas; Jeroen Kistemaker; Tovah Lohman; Kathy Milthorpe, chief financial officer of the Ladies Professional Golf Association; Karishma Naran, mixed media artist; Eric Palacios, partner with XCEL Wealth Management; Kelly Parsons-Kwiatek, partner at the Cobb Cole law firm; Dr. Vito Petrozzino, emergency medicine physician with EMPros; Leila Pickett, marketing coordinator and personal assistant to Sharon McSwain of Domain Homes; Stephanie Potts, medical practice administrator for family medicine physician Dr. Richard Potts; Pat Rice, editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal; Dr. Julie Schneider, urogynecologist at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center; Stephan Scullian, vice president at Brown and Brown Insurance; Jill Simpkins, board chairman of the Simpkins Family Foundation; and Chip Wile, president of the Daytona International Speedway.

There were more than 30 corporate and individual sponsors for the fashion show and Robins and Morton was the presenting sponsor. The models hair and make-up was performed by Dollface Hair Refinery.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center includes the 327-bed facility in Daytona Beach, as well as Florida Hospital Oceanside with 80 beds in Ormond Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Oceanside are two of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees.

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