Health First to Host Get Active! Brevard Event May 6

Will Include 5K, Mayors’ Fitness Challenge Finale, Friends & Family CPR and Stop the Bleed Training

BREVARD COUNTY, FL (April 4, 2017) –Health First will host Get Active! Brevard Saturday, May 6 – a free and open to the public community event designed to encourage fitness and teach life-saving skills to members of our community.

As part of a […]

Dr. Blackburn to Keynote at Astronaut Fundraiser

TITUSVILLE, FL – Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn, PhD,  Superintendent for Brevard School Board, will give the keynote address at the April 20 “Reach for the Stars Reception,” co-hosted by the American Space Museum and the Planetarium at Eastern Florida State College. The event will be held at the planetarium in Cocoa, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and […]

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Announces Expansion With New Office in Historic Cocoa Village

VERO BEACH, FL (March 2017) – Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc., (DSRE) the leader in the luxury real estate market in Brevard and Indian River Counties, has announced plans to open their newest office in the quaint and charming arts and cultural district of Historic Cocoa Village. The office will be located next door to Ryan’s, at #4 Harrison […]

Easter Pro On on Cocoa Beach Will Feature Surfing Dogs

The Brevard Humane Society will be hosting Dog Surfing on the Beach.

COCOA, FL (April 3, 2017) – Surfs up, dog!

Come out and spend the day on the beach watching some incredible dogs hanging 10 and catching some tubular waves on April 16th 8am-4pm at Lori Wilson Park. Hosted by Crystal Cooper of Salty Sweet Clothing who is partnering […]

Parrish Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Award recognizes safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections 

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 10, 2017) — Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that PMC is in the top […]

Space Coast Women In Defense Announces the 2016 STEM Innovators of the Year Awards

Melbourne, FL (February 9, 2017) – Space Coast Women In Defense (SCWID) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 STEM Innovators of the Year Awards:

2016 – STEM Business Innovator of the Year: Larsen Motorsports, Palm Bay, Florida
2016 – STEM

Educator of the Year: Carolynn Gannon, Space Coast High School, Titusville, Florida
2016 – […]

Health First’s Bright Star Seeking Camp Participants and Volunteers

MELBOURNE, FL (February 27, 2017) – Health First’s Bright Star Center for Grieving Children and Families is accepting participants for its annual spring Camp Bright Star.

The one-day event is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Gleason Park, located at 1233 Yacht Club Blvd. in Indian Harbour Beach. Held twice a year for about 50 children, […]

Health First Foundation Benefit Ball Set for April 22

Health First Foundation Benefit Ball Set for April 22 Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Health First Cancer Institute
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (February 22, 2017) — The 2017 Health First Foundation Benefit Ball will be Saturday, April 22, at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center on the Florida Institute of Technology campus in Melbourne. This year’s Benefit Ball, themed La […]

Wuesthoff Ready to ‘Paint the Night Red for Heart Health’ Feb. 28

Rockledge, Florida (February 13, 2017) – Wuesthoff Health System and the American Heart Association is inviting members of the community to Paint the Night Red for Heart Health on Tuesday, February 28. The event will run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wuesthoff Medical Center—Rockledge Café, 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge, FL 32955.

Open free […]

Improving the Health Status of the Medically Underserved Through Extraordinary Service

In 1992, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center created project HOPE (Health Outreach Prevention and Education) to provide follow-up services to uninsured patients following emergency department visits. The first clinic, at University Park Elementary School in Melbourne, opened in 1994 with a group of volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners from Holmes Regional.

A Medical Partnership

In 2004, recognizing a significant […]

Education, Housing and Empowerment for Area Children in Need

By Shawna Serig Kelsch

Sitting in the Sarno Road offices of Eckerd Kids, speaking with Stanley Brizz and his team of support staff, you get a feeling that – although this organization is doing so much to provide social services support to the children in Brevard – there still is so much to do. 

The main programs […]

Health First Provides “Stop the Bleed” Training to Melbourne Firefighters

130 first responders complete program, enhance life-saving skills
MELBOURNE, FL (December 22, 2016) – Using a tourniquet is a simple tool that could determine whether a person survives a trauma. In the past, using a tourniquet was considered as a last resort to save a life with concern for the loss of a limb.  Now thanks […]

Tis the Season to Be Sweet


By Craig Chapman
The sweet smell of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, pumpkin and caramel all conjure up nostalgia of the holidays. The taste of gingerbread cookies, candy canes, eggnog, and sweet potato pie provide the comfort of home for the holidays for most and what better gift to give than a hand ‘made with love’ treat […]

Promotions Announced at SCB Marketing

MELBOURNE, FL (Nov. 1, 2016). SCB Marketing, one of Central Florida’s leading multimedia marketing firms and producers of the area’s foremost Business and Lifestyle publications today announced the promotions of two employees.

Eric Wright has been promoted to President, Publishing Division, for all company publications, including SpaceCoast Living, SpaceCoast Business, i4 Business and Florida Trep.

Wright […]

Living in the Moment

My Chosen Therapy.
By Beth Gitlin

I was one of the healthiest people I knew until five years ago when I was diagnosed with one of the most invasive and worst prognosis types of breast cancer — triple negative. Triple negative is quite challenging because there is a lack of targeted therapy, the cancer cells have […]

A Light of Hope

Candlelighters of Brevard: Dedicated to children with cancer and their families

Living with childhood cancer means trading in play dates for hospital stays; playgrounds for treatment centers; prom dresses for hospital gowns; hair bows for wigs; teachers for doctors; ice cream socials for rounds of chemo and radiation. Every day here in Brevard County, children battle […]

Anthony Garofalo & Jonathan Gersh


“First and foremost, this isn’t about cruises.” says Anthony Garofalo. “It is about customer service and providing an exceptional experience.” Whether it’s a sunny Caribbean cruise or a breathtaking Alaska Adventure, the team at Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Space Coast has the knowledge and know-how to make your dreams come true.  “We build relationships for […]

One Last Question

Judy Piersall

Friendship is unnecessary,” C.S. Lewis once wrote, “like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” He was right, friendship helps make the human experience meaningful. We asked Judy Piersall to reflect on her friendship with Dawn Faust Bibby.

SCL: Hello Judy, thanks […]

New Surgeon Joins Clevens Face & Body Specialists


After a year-long fellowship, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Vincent McGinniss, D.O. joins the Florida practice.

MELBOURNE, FLA – Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is excited to announce that Dr. Vincent McGinniss, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon will be joining the staff at Clevens Face and Body Specialists on a full-time basis. Dr. McGinniss, who […]

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Gala Funds Mental Health

“Fire & Ice” Gala Sponsorship Opportunities Available

TITUSVILLE, FLA, September 28, 2016—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. and Laura & William Boyles as the presenting sponsors of the “Fire & Ice” benefit gala on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight at La Cita Country Club in Titusville.

One-in-five […]