Pink Ribbon Walk Generates $42,000 Towards Space Coast Cancer
By Space Coast Daily // January 14, 2014
Space Coast Cancer Foundation
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Pink Ribbon Walk, in conjunction with the Port Fest held last fall, raised $42,000 on behalf of Space Coast Cancer Foundation, a charitable organization that assists local cancer patients and their caregivers with financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Funds were recently presented by the Port Canaveral Association board members and business leaders to Space Coast Cancer Foundation Chairman Richard Levine, MD, and President Tina Norman.
The funds raised will stay in Brevard County to aid patients undergoing treatment, educating the public and for cancer research. In the past three years, the event has raised over $125,00 for the cause and hopes to add a considerable amount to that total this year.
Space Coast Cancer Foundation was established in May 2006 with a mission to assist cancer patients and their caregivers in the local community with the financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The foundation provides patient transportation, direct financial assistance to help pay for pain medication, anti-nausea medication, and other support needs (wigs, scarves, hats) of cancer patients.
The Space Coast Cancer Foundation collaborates with Walgreen’s Pharmacy for prescriptions that are filled locally and assist patients without insurance by contacting pharmaceutical companies for free chemotherapy for those patients that are eligible and qualify.
ONGOING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
In addition to assisting cancer patients and their caregivers, the board of directors supports local oncology education and research.
The foundation has available 10 $200 educational scholarships for the oncology nurses at each area hospital. This enables oncology nurses employed at the hospitals to receive financial reimbursement for the expense of going to courses to maintain their oncology and chemotherapy certification.
The Board of Directors of the Space Coast Cancer Foundation includes Richard M. Levine, MD – Chairman, Tina Norman – President, Linda Bradley – Immediate Past President, Nancy Payne – Treasurer, Dawn Faust – Secretary, Dr. Richard “Duff” Sprawls, Dr. Ashish Dalal, Melissa Flammio Clark, Eddie Norman, Grace Vista, Linda Miedema, PhD, and Susan Swanson.
Volunteer To Make A Difference
Space Coast Cancer Foundation is always seeking compassionate, motivated volunteers to assist in thier mission of providing need-based support to ease the financial burden of cancer treatment. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with the Daffodil Gala, community events and business operations.
For more information, to volunteer or to make a tax deductible donation email Dawn Faust at firstname.lastname@example.org
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BELOW VIDEO: Space Coast Cancer Foundation Chairman Richard M. Levine was selected a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2010 for his tireless work on behalf of cancer patients.