SanCap (Re­ally) Cares

Is­land donors hit $775,000 mark, ben­e­fit Golisano

Times of the Islands - - Departments - ―Craig Gar­rett

As­mall group that raises large sums of money for kids has again stepped up. The 17th an­nual SanCap Cares Is­land Cel­e­bra­tion raised some $775,000 to sup­port the Golisano Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of South­west Florida. That num­ber aug­ments more than $14 mil­lion the group had raised for the Golisano. The hos­pi­tal opened in May. South­west

Florid­i­ans gave more than $100 mil­lion in do­na­tions to off­set the $250 mil­lion Golisano project. Lee Health op­er­ates the new hos­pi­tal in Fort My­ers.

SanCap Cares held its April fundraiser on Sani­bel at The Sanc­tu­ary Golf Club. Es­teemed wildlife artist Jim Spran­kle’s auc­tioned work brought $115,000 in di­vided pro­ceeds. With the Golisano open­ing, the group’s pri­or­i­ties had shifted to equip­ping the seven-story fa­cil­ity, specif­i­cally an or­tho­pe­dic oper­at­ing room. The hos­pi­tal agreed to fund $1.4 mil­lion of those costs if SanCap Cares could raise $700,000. Skip Leonard, Lee Health Chief Foun­da­tion Of­fi­cer Skip Leonard had re­vealed the sur­gi­cal room will be named “Amanda’s Room,” hon­or­ing SanCap Cares co­founder Amanda Cross, hos­pi­tal of­fi­cials say.

THE HOS­PI­TAL AGREED TO FUND $1.4 MIL­LION OF THOSE COSTS IF SANCAP CARES COULD RAISE $700,000

The hos­pi­tal's or­tho­pe­dic oper­at­ing room will be named “Amanda’s Room,” hon­or­ing SanCap Cares co- founder Amanda Cross ( cen­ter in front row).

Lee Health CEO Jim Nathan (left) and pre­sent­ing spon­sors Sally Hanser and Al Hanser at­tended the April fundraiser. Al Hanser is founder/ CEO of Sani­bel Captiva Trust Co.

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