DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (November 15, 2021)
The Annual Bahama Casual Event presented by Jon Hall Chevrolet and Lowell and Nancy Lohman raised over $246,000 to benefit the Lohman Center for Diabetes at Halifax Health. The event, held October 22, 2021, at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University drew over 240 people who partook in entertainment and fine cuisine. The culmination of the evening was the SUV giveaway hosted by Glenn Ritchey, Halifax Health Board of Commissioner and CEO of Jon Hall Chevrolet. The winner of the SUV was Alex White, MD of Progressive Medical Research who was not in attendance based on an already planned 30 year medical school reunion he had committed to attend. His brother, Basil, took his place and when the evening was over they walked away with a brand new Chevy Trailblazer, which they have given to their mother, Katherine White.
According to Joe Petrock, Executive Director of the Halifax Health Foundation, the event which had been postponed before was a tremendous success. Petrock said, “We are so thankful for Glenn and Connie Ritchey, Lowell and Nancy Lohman and all of our 65 board members and sponsors for coming together in the name of local healthcare and diabetes by contributing to this event and cause.” Alex White, MD and the winner of the SUV commented when asked why he gave the vehicle to his mom, “Wouldn’t you? Mom has had the same minivan for years and she deserves an upgrade.”
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org