PALM COAST, Fla., September 25, 2019— On Sept. 22, over 150 volunteers joined AdventHealth Palm Coast to clean-up along Flagler Beach. The volunteers came from Flagler and Volusia counties and approximately 70% were children and teenagers.
Medical oncologist Dr. Padmaja Sai brought her daughter Ashana, who in turn encouraged 35 of her friends from high school to join this effort.
“We care about our environment and know what a serious problem trash is for the ocean,” said Eddie Goncalves, AdventHealth Palm Coast senior chaplain and director of pastoral care. “The weather was amazing, and the event was a total success – the beach is definitely now much cleaner for animals and visitors. We are so thankful to all of the volunteers who gave their time and effort to help us clean our local beach.”
All in all, the group picked up 10 large bags of trash from the beach.
About AdventHealth Palm Coast
AdventHealth Palm Coast has 99-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Flagler, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Palm Coast provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Palm Coast, visit http://AdventHealthPalmCoast.com.