To advance its mission of quality healthcare accessible to everyone in the community, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida raised nearly $1,750 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation during its inaugural Ultimate Yard Sale, Aug. 3, at the Marion E. Fether Building in Immokalee. Yard sale chair Lizzy Perez said she was pleased with the funds raised, but even more rewarding was the significant support of Healthcare Network employees from all 13 locations and the overwhelming response from the Immokalee community.
“Words cannot explain how I felt the moment I saw the crowd!” she said of the long lines on Saturday morning. “Success is simple if you work hard for it and our team was able to achieve that success this weekend.”
Sale items were provided by employees, who cleaned out closets, garages and storage sheds to donate items no longer needed and still in usable condition. Over 20 volunteers assisted with the collection, set up and operation of the sale, which drew nearly 500 shoppers.
“We definitely hope to make this an annual event – a time for all of us to come together to celebrate the Immokalee community,” Perez said.
Annually, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida provides primary care for 45,000 people in Southwest Florida (32,000 are children) at 13 medical and dental service locations in East Naples, Golden Gate, North Naples, Marco Island and Immokalee. The Healthcare Network also provides pediatric, medical and dental services, including screenings for autism, through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.
For more information on the Healthcare Network, contact Kaydee Tuff at 239-658-3116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.