Proceeds benefit Space Coast Cancer Foundation’s Patient Transport Van

More than 240 people attended Space Coast Cancer Foundation’s 5th Annual Daffodil Gala, presented by Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Holiday Inn-Viera. The event honored Kathy Skalet and Alice Alderman as Volunteers of the Year and Dawn Faust as Cancer Survivor of the year.  The annual event also included a silent auction, live music and dancing.

The $52,000 in net proceeds funds the purchase, maintenance and operational costs for a patient transport van.  This service will ensure that patients in need will have a ride to and from their appointments.

Space Coast Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in May 2006. The mission is to assist cancer patients and their caregivers in our community with financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  The foundation provides direct financial assistance to help pay for transportation, pain medication, anti-nausea medication and utilities.  In addition, the foundation and board of directors supports local oncology education and research.

Space Coast Cancer Center Board of Directors include:  Richard Levine, MD, Linda Bradley, Tina Norman, Eddie Norman, Harry Jones, Esq., Melissa Flammio Clark, Nancy Payne, Grace Vista, Linda Miedema, PhD and John Riordan.