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Hospital shows military appreciation

By Staff | Oct 26, 2012

In honor of our military troops and their families, Lee Memorial Health System will take part in its inaugural “military appreciation day” on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

“This day is about acknowledging what our veterans have done for us. It’s about making sure they have what they need. It’s our turn to take care of them,” says Kim Gaide, coordinator of the military support program at Lee Memorial Health System.

All military and their families are welcome to join the festivities, which begin with an opening ceremony by honorary chairpersons, General James Shelton and Wounded Warrior Michael Araujo. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as daycare services – with a reservation – allowing freedom to enjoy the many activities. Shop the free PX, receive assistance with VA benefits, health screenings, and more.

The military support program began fundraising in 2003 and has won several awards in its endeavor to support our military. Much help is needed, as the program is volunteer based and sends care packages monthly to deployed troops.

For more information, or to make daycare reservations, call the military support hotline at 239-343-2045.