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Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show raises more than $90,000 to help Southwest Florida patients battling cancer

The 12th annual Colors of the Sea Fashion Show raised more than $90,000 to benefit the Regional Cancer Center and assist Southwest Florida patients in their fight against cancer.

The midday affair featured an awards luncheon, benefit auction and fashion show, and was held Feb. 27 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in Fort Myers.

Attendees had opportunities to bid on dozens of silent auction baskets that included gift certificates, cruises, food and wine, electronics, rounds of golf, hotel stays, spa treatments, fashion accessories, jewelry, chocolate and more.

The lively fashion show featured a viewing of contemporary and stylish apparel modeled by local residents and provided by retailers at Sanibel Outlets, Razzle Dazzle and House of Wu.

Also at the event, Lee Health Foundation and Regional Cancer Center recognized five individuals who have made significant contributions to cancer care in Southwest Florida and offered unwavering support to individuals undergoing cancer treatments. Honorees include:

  • Kim Barber, Guardian Award: honors a family member supporting a cancer patient through treatment.
  • Ian Cameron, Angel Award: honors a non-family member supporting a cancer patient through treatment.
  • Marie Springsteen, Phoenix Award: honors a community member who, through education or development of new resources, has contributed to reshaping cancer care in our community.
  • Hayden Henke and Sami Henderson, Pediatric Angel Awards: honors non-family members who have supported a pediatric cancer patient.

Proceeds from this year’s Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show will support the new integrative medicine program at Lee Health at the Regional Cancer Center, Southwest Florida’s premier cancer care center that treats all aspects of patient care under one roof. The center’s new integrative medicine program, created in response to higher rates of cancer survival and patients living longer, incorporates traditional services like physical rehabilitation, peer counseling and dietician services with therapies such as acupuncture, reiki and others. The center has received accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

For more information about future fundraising events, please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call (239) 343-6950.

About Lee Health Foundation

Lee Health Foundation raises philanthropic dollars on behalf of Lee Health, including Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Foundation provides financial support for many service areas including the Regional Cancer Center, Lee Health – Coconut Point, The Rehabilitation Hospital, Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, Community Health Clinics and Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinics in both Port Charlotte and Naples. Over the past two years, the Foundation has distributed more than $53 million to Lee Health to support its lifesaving mission. Please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information.

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