Relay For Life of Winter Haven – www.relayforlife.org/winterhavenfl
The Relay For Life of Winter Haven is the annual community event fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that our company fields a team in. It is a 12-18 hour community event that is a lot of fun for a great cause. In 2014, the Relay For Life of Winter Haven was the tenth-ranked top Relay in the entire state of Florida!
Relay For Life of Haines City/Davenport –
We also support the Relay For Life of Haines City/Davenport. This event is held at Lake Eva Park and is an awesome community event for a wonderful cause.
Helping Hands Angels – www.helpinghandsangels.org
We’ve been proud to partner with Helping Hands Angels, especially during the holidays, to collect toys and food items for those less fortunate in our community.
The mission of Helping Hands Angels is to help families living at or under the poverty level. They assista about 1000 families a year on a very limited budget. According to founder Daphne Garrison, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world…At the end of the day, will you be able to say you made a positive difference is someone’s life?”
Parkview Outreach Community Center –
The Parkview Outreach Community Center serves the needs of Haines City residents without access to professional health care due to lack of income or inadequate health insurance.
We believe that God has blessed our company and our family, and so we fill that it is not just our honor, but our obligation, to pay those blessings forward. Giving to charity is one of our best ways to do that. Although we try to support as many charities as we can, the charities below top our list and are close to our heart.
The American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org
Our primary charity of choice is the American Cancer Society. “Cancer hit our family hard,” said Tom Fellows. “First my wife was diagnosed, then my daughter. To say that the disease caught our attention would be an understatement. But they’re strong women, and they fought back. Both are now in remission, but we are committed to continuing to fight back against this horrible disease.”
The company is able to fight back through the annual events that it supports, in conjunction with Davenport Fights Back, Inc. – the Curing Cancer Charity Challenge golf tournament, the Curing Cancer Charity Cast-Off fishing tournament, and coming soon – the Curing Cancer Charity Cornhole tournament.
“Nearly every family has been hit by cancer,” said Marketing Director and event co-coordinator Kristina Drexler. “Every person knows somebody who has been affected by this horrible disease. That’s why we’re diligent in our fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society – it’s our way to fight back. Every dollar counts – every dollar matters. We’ve seen the dollars that the American Cancer Society receives at work. Research matters. Today, cancer patients can fight back; that wasn’t always the case. And one day, a cure will be found. But until that day, families like ours, and companies like ours, have to remain committed to raising the dollars to fund the research to make the cure not just a possibility, but a reality.”
If you aren’t sure about our company’s dedication to the fight against cancer, just take one look at the bright pink cancer awareness truck that travels along the East Coast every week, spreading the message of how important it is to find a cure.
“My family is alive today because 20 years ago, someone, somewhere, was raising money for the American Cancer Society, and in some lab, the American Cancer Society was funding research that would change the face of how we treat cancer patients,” said Donna Fellows. “We owe it to other families to do the same thing, so that 20 years from now, someone’s family will still be alive, due in small part to the money that we raised.”
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