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FAHP Presents Charitable Donations to Five Children Charities at Annual Conference
(Caption: Representatives from BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation, Camp Boggy Creek, Freedom Ride, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, and the Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes with FAHP Board Chairman David Pollack and FAHP Vice President & General Counsel Wences Troncoso)
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Association of Health Plans, Inc. (FAHP) yesterday presented a charitable donation to five Central Florida-based children charities – BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation, Camp Boggy Creek, Freedom Ride, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, and the Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes – during the 2014 FAHP Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The five Central Florida-based children’s charities were honored at the 2014 FAHP Annual Conference Golf Tournament. The golf tournament was hosted as a 9-hole shotgun scramble consisting of five teams, with each team playing on behalf of one of the selected recipients. A donation of $500 was given to each charitable organization with the winning team, The Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes, receiving a $1,000 donation.
“On behalf of the Florida Association of Health Plans, we are privileged to present contributions to these five children charities, which are doing truly incredible work here in Central Florida,” said Audrey Brown, FAHP president & CEO. “Each year, during our annual conference, we select a community organization to recognize. And, as an association that is committed to ensuring access to quality health care, this year, we wanted to honor organizations who are helping children and their families who are often in the biggest battle of their lives as they fight illness. We applaud the work these organizations do day-in and day-out and hope that our contribution can help them continue their worthy missions.”
BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation provides a year-round series of programs for children and families facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening, hematology-related illnesses.
Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 and since then has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Fla., the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.
Freedom Ride, as the only premier accredited PATH facility in the Central Florida area, provides therapeutic riding to adults and children four years and older with spina bifida, developmental disabilities, autism, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, brain injury and speech-language disorders, among others.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies.