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 Noche Blanca: An Evening of Flamenco, will benefit the Health First Cancer Institute, which is committed to providing the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care for our community.

The funds raised at the 2017 Health First Foundation Benefit Ball will enable the Health First Cancer Institute to provide the resources and, more importantly, the hope our neighbors, friends and family members need to win their battle with cancer. With a multidisciplinary team and Brevard County’s only gynecologic oncologists, Health First Cancer Institute is committed to enabling patients to stay close to their friends, family and neighbors utilizing clinical pathways, onsite lab and advanced technology in a supportive and caring environment with multiple locations for convenience.

Over the past 35 years, the Health First Foundation Benefit Ball has raised more than $5.8 million for health and wellness services in our community. Last year’s Benefit Ball raised more than $400,000 for the Health First Cancer Institute. Previous beneficiaries include the Breast Center, Hospice, Telemedicine – Emergency/Trauma Department, the daVinci Robotic Surgical System, Bright Star, VitalWatch, Digital Mammography Equipment, NICU at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, the Stroke Program and the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory.

This event will feature great food, music and dancing. Approximately 450 guests are expected to attend. Tina Goins will serve as the Committee Chair and Underwriting Chair. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available.
For sponsorship information, please contact Rachel Nave Hobgood, Special Events Administrator for the Health First Foundation, at 321.434.7353 or

About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2015, Health First provided more than $129 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we’re giving back to our community, please visit