Hospice donation exceeds $9,000
The Bay Area Bassmasters, a B.A.S.S. Nation “Buddy” Team Tournament Trail Bass Fishing Club, set a new record with its annual donation to Gulfside Hospice for $9,129.21.
The funds were raised during the group’s 2020 fishing season through the Ina Mahoney Hospice Challenge, an annual tradition that began when Ina Mahoney passed away on Gulfside’s services in October 2009.
Afterward, the fishing club members rallied around Ina’s husband, Tom, president of the Bay Area Bassmasters, to start the challenge to raise money for Gulfside, as a way to say thank you for the care provided to Ina and the family.
To date, the Ina Mahoney Hospice Challenge donated more than $51,250 to Gulfside.
The club also hosts an annual fundraiser at its meeting each year in November, to raise additional funds through prize drawings.
For information about donating to Gulfside Hospice or the Bay Area Bassmasters, contact Carla Armstrong, director of philanthropy, at 727-845-5707.
Veterans and active-duty military members who receive care from SOF (Shield of Faith) Missions’ Resiliency Project recently attended a Resiliency Clinic Program at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel.
The five-day clinic focused on the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each of the military warriors in attendance.
The participants also receive a one-week telemedicine follow-up, a 30-day re-evaluation, and a 90-day follow-up with SOF Missions Medical Director Dr. Marissa McCarthy.
Dr. McCarthy said in a news release that addressing the suicide epidemic within the veteran and active-duty community requires an intradisciplinary whole-health approach.
The warriors receive care from an array of medical experts, including cognitive, mental health, recreational, strength and conditioning, and spiritual fitness, as well as massage therapists, social reintegration coaches, a nutritionist and an acupuncturist.
The program also focuses on sleep hygiene and nutrition to improve overall brain health.
For more information on SOF and the Resiliency Project, visit SOFMissions.org.