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Health and Wellness
Fort Myers Track Club Goes the Distance for a Healthy Future
The Fort Myers Track Club, led by President Candy Pemberton, has been inspiring runners and volunteers to support funding initiatives at Lee Memorial Health System. Candy is a critical care nurse in Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and has combined her passion for running and her passion for helping save the lives of members of our community.
The Fort Myers Track Club has raised more than $88,000 for Lee Memorial Health System in the past two years and has raised more than $144,000 since starting their giving partnership with the health system in 2000. A portion of the funds raised in recent years supported a $100,000 pledge made by the club to the Cape Coral Hospital Capital Campaign for renovations to pediatric sections of the Emergency Department. Remaining funds supported The Children's Hospital Capital Campaign and Barbara's Friends—The Children's Hospital Cancer Fund.
Funding has been raised through the annual Turkey Trot 5K held each Thanksgiving morning, the Hooters-to-Hooters Half Marathon and the 2012 River Run. Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer for Cape Coral Hospital said, "We are deeply grateful to have such tremendous support from the Fort Myers Track Club. Their commitment of a $100,000 pledge to our health system will continue to support lifesaving care for the children of our community."
To run in an upcoming fundraising event or volunteer to help, visit www.ftmyerstrackclub.com.
“"We are deeply grateful to have such tremendous support from the Fort Myers Track Club..."”, says Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer for Cape Coral Hospital.
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