Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is Presenting Sponsor of September 10 event

Space Coast Cancer Foundation’s 5th Annual Daffodil Gala will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Holiday Inn-Viera. This year’s event is sure to include enjoyable musical entertainment, dancing, delectable cuisine and socializing with community leaders.

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care will be the Presenting Sponsor. “We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Space Coast Cancer Foundation Daffodil Gala.   The mission of both organizations is similar.  We are both committed to supporting patients and families who are faced with life threatening illnesses and Space Coast Cancer Foundation has made great strides in improving cancer care in Brevard County”, states Kathleen LaPorte, Senior General Manager Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Brevard County. The proceeds from this year’s gala will fund 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.

If interested in supporting local cancer patients by sponsoring the Daffodil Gala, purchasing tickets or more information, please contact 855.894.HOPE(4673), x3500.

Photo: RoseMarie De Souza, Hospital & Physician Representative, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Brevard County, presents a check in the amount of $15,000 to Richard M. Levine, MD, Founder, Space Coast Cancer Foundation.

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.