No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health coverage helps pay for these costs and protects you from very high expenses. Did you know the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is $30,000? Or that fixing a broken leg can cost up to $7,500? Having health coverage can help protect you from high, unexpected costs like these. There are other important benefits of health insurance. Plans available in the Health Insurance Marketplace (and most other plans) provide free preventive care. They also cover some costs for prescription drugs. Tune in to this episode of Bayside for more on The Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Seventh annual Love, Hope & Pizza campaign is once again delivering Hope and Courage to the Tampa Bay Area. Hungry Howie’s continues their commitment to raise funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and it’s mission to save lives. On this episode of Bayside, we’ll be joined with some representatives who will tell us all about this wonderful fundraising effort.
The Clearwater Police Department is Pinellas County’s third-largest law enforcement agency. It has more than 230 sworn police officers who protect a city of about 110,000 residents. Two of the most common crimes that plague Clearwater lately are vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts. Eighty-two percent of vehicle burglaries originate from unlocked cars. On this episode of Bayside, we’ll speak to some representatives from CPD who will share how we can keep our valuables safe.
Tampa Crossroads is hosting an event on Nov 15, 2015 2-5pm at the Keel and Curley winery in Plant City. This event is open to the public. They need your support to engage our community in supporting their efforts to end homelessness of veterans in the Tampa Bay area. Tune in to Bayside on November 1st for more.
My Warrior’s Place is a retreat center for Veterans, Military Service Members, First Responders, Gold Star, Blue Star and Silver Star Families. Additionally, My Warrior’s Place offers several amazing programs for those who have put their life on the line for our safety and well being, endured the death of a Fallen Warrior and/or experienced the horrors of war. They joined us on set to share information on their upcoming fundraiser that offers a fun time for all ages. Tune in to Bayside on November 8th for more!
The American Lung Association has been fighting for lung health for more than 110 years. In the Tampa Bay area, this organization is helping lung cancer patients and caregivers through their struggles, educating COPD and asthma patients on disease management, and helping smokers to kick the habit. The American Lung Association is working hard in Tampa Bay to provide education, advocacy, and fund research for those affected by lung disease. Tune in to Bayside on October 18th for more about them and their upcoming event.
Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease that affects some 1.5 million Americans and an estimated 5 million people worldwide. Nine out of ten lupus patients are women with the average age of onset between 14 and 45. Lupus is significantly more prevalent in people of color. Linda Ruescher, a lupus patient herself, is the program director for the Lupus Foundation of Florida. On this episode of Bayside, we’ll talk to her about the disease and their upcoming fundraiser.
Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest wish-granting charity. A wish is granted every 37 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida has been granting wishes since 1986 and has granted more than 5,000 local wishes. Tune in to Bayside for more on Make-A-Wish and their 19th Annual Night of the Iguana fundraiser.
For the past three decades, more than 50,000 children have received orthopedic specialty care in a family-centered environment at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa. The hospital continues to focus on providing the highest quality pediatric medical care to children regardless of the families’ ability to pay and relies on the generosity of donors to sustain its mission. Located on the University of South Florida campus, the Tampa location is a major referral center for complex and highly specialized orthopedic treatment for children throughout Florida and south Georgia. Tune in to Bayside for more on Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation was founded by Celma Mastry, her family and friends in 2003. In 12 years, with the support of Tampa Bay community, they have been able to financially assist ovarian cancer patients and their families with mortgage, rent, utility, car, transportation and prescription payments. CMOCF also provides education and awareness of ovarian cancer. Tune in to Bayside for more on the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation and their upcoming fundraiser.