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Daytona Blues Festival Donates $60k to Two Local Charities
Tweet this: The Daytona Blues Festival has donated $60k to Halifax Health's Center for Women & Infant Health and WARM at the Vince Carter Sanctuary.
The $35,000 check was presented to the Halifax Health Foundation at Halifax Health Hospital last week. The check will go toward the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Halifax. The $25,000 check was presented to Melissa Murphy, chairman of the Stewart-Marchman-
"As the Daytona Blues Festival gains more fans both local and from points distant, we will see our donations increase significantly each year-for projects that are important to the health of women and infants in our community," as described by Dr. Carbiener.
Daytona Blues Foundation is a 501(C)3 Not-For-Profit and was incorporated in 2010 with the dual purpose of developing an annual three-day blues music weekend for the community that would generate proceeds for health initiatives for women and children. The Festival is held at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach and features up-and-coming, as well as nationally known artists, and draws blues lovers from all over the country. No salaries are drawn from any monies generated, and all proceeds fund women's and children's health services.
The board of the Daytona Blues Foundation continues their passion for helping women and children in the area, and look forward to the seventh annual event this October. They have set the goal for 2016 at $100K and look forward to working with the community to make this a great success. The three-day festival will be October 7th, 8th and 9th with pre and after parties for artists and sponsors.
Dr. Carbiener can be reached at her office at 386-252-4701 or by emailing drcarbiener@
$25k SMA Foundation picture: WARM chef Kevin Gallagher, Carolyn Sentelik, the Executive Director of the SMA Foundation, Dr. Pamela Carbiener, Melissa Murphy, SMA Board Chair, Alicia Vincent, WARM Director, Frank Carbiener, Daytona Blues Festival, and Gary Harris, Daytona Blues Festival Board Member.
The Daytona Blues Foundation