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Nemours Hosting 3rd Annual Day of Giving to Support Patients and Families in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla. (April 19, 2021) -- Nemours Children’s Health System is hosting its 3rd Annual Day of Giving on Monday, April 26, from 7-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. on WJXT Channel 4.  During that time on the air, phones will be staffed to take donations to support a variety of programs that help patient care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville.

The 3rd Annual Day of Giving will help Jacksonville-area children by funding patient care and programs not covered by insurance, critically needed research, as well as patient and family support funds. Each year, Nemours cares for nearly 84,000 children at its Jacksonville-area clinics. Nemours is hoping to reach its Day of Giving goal of $75,000 in order to help as many children and their families as possible.

“A not-for-profit organization, Nemours Children’s Health System covers roughly $24 million each year in medical services for children who are uninsured or underinsured,” said Maggie Hightower, Director of Fund Development for Nemours. “With our 3rd Annual Day of Giving, Nemours hopes to raise funds to benefit patient and family support funds for the neediest in our community, as well as research.”

In addition to its excellent pediatric specialty care services, Nemours has provided additional support to the northeast Florida community throughout the pandemic: COVID-19 testing, flexible options for virtual care, and patient advice regarding schools, masking and vaccines.

Nemours would like to thank our 3rd Annual Day of Giving partners: Vystar Credit Union, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Ruckus, and H. Stephen Jones and Associates.

To support the Nemours’ 3rd Annual Day of Giving, visit www.Nemours.org/DayofGiving

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About Nemours Children’s Health System

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnectNemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.