As the fading rays of the sun washed over the day’s final foursomes on the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s course, guests of the Neighborhood Health Clinic’s 2012 Block Party fundraiser began arriving for an evening designated to saving lives.
By the time 330 guests had departed later that evening, the Clinic had raised $400,000 that will help the community’s working but uninsured residents receive needed quality health care. It was another successful Block Party for the Neighborhood Health Clinic, which was founded in 1999 by Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid.
“AGAIN, the Party with a Purpose – to Save Lives will enable the Neighborhood Health Clinic to save even more lives,” according to John McDonough, Board Chair.
The experience of the evening was planned by Kelly Richardson, volunteer Block Party … Read more...Read More
The 2012 Block Party Committee offered a limited number of chances to win $10,000. The winning ticket was drawn at the 9th annual Block Party held on February 18, 2012 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. (The source of the funds for the award came from the money received from the drawing).
Before the winning ticket was drawn, guest enjoyed conversation, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. This was followed by a sit-down dinner and dancing to the music of Cahlua and Cream. The duo played a variety of different musical styles and had the guests dancing the night away.
After dessert was served, the fun continued with a live auction and Save-a-Life campaign, but not before the Grand Prize Drawing winner was announced. Grand Prize Drawing winner, Jinny Cullman, generously … Read more...Read More
A strong, healthy heart is vital for longevity. Every February is declared National Heart Month as a way to promote awareness about keeping your heart strong and encouraging healthy eating and living habits.
Cardiovascular disease effects the heart itself and/or the blood vessel system. According to the Center for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke; and cardiovascular disease is very expensive—together heart disease or stroke hospitalizations in 2010 cost the nation more than $444 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity.
Here small lifestyle changes that you can make to protect yourself against heart disease.
Take a 20-minute walk. Just 2.5 hours of exercise a week (that’s a little more than 20 minutes a day) … Read more...Read More
As you know, many of our volunteers are doctors with busy medical practices and our volunteer nurses and non-medical volunteers have full-time jobs. Their only “compensation” at the end of a long day is a delicious meal donated by one of our several local restaurants and other organizations that understand the mission of the Clinic and want to help us. As supporters of the Clinic, we hope that you will remember the generosity of these establishments the next time you dine out.
Below is a list of restaurants that generously support the Neighborhood Health Clinic:
• Aurelio’s Pizza
• Bistro 821
• Brio Tuscan Grille
• Cafe Luna
• Cibao Grille
• Chick Fil-A-
• Greek Gourmet
• Mimi’s Cooking
• Moorings Park
• Ridgway Bar & Grill
• Tommy Bahamas… Read more...
Hodges University is proud to honor Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid as its 2012 Humanitarians of the Year. The Lascheids are being recognized for their support of the community, for fostering hope in those afflicted by despair, for proving that the promise of tomorrow’s future never means forsaking the past, and for demonstrating the degree to which a couple can make a positive difference when times most demand it.
Hodges University, founded in 1990, has emerged as one of Florida’s leading institutions of higher learning and has been recognizing individuals who exemplify the spirit of benevolence and public service in its community since 1997. The Lascheids join a growing list of those honored for their philanthropic endeavors in our community. For a full list of previous recipients please visit the Hodges University Website.
The Humanitarian … Read more...Read More