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DeLand Kia Raises Nearly $25,000 to Fight Breast Cancer at Florida Hospital DeLand

DELAND, Fla., November 18, 2015 – On Nov. 12, DeLand Kia presented Florida Hospital DeLand with a check for $24,100 to help fund screening mammograms and other breast cancer diagnostic services to local women in need. 
 
Throughout October, the local car dealership contributed a portion of the proceeds from every car sold to the hospital.
 
This donation is in addition to a recent $10,000 donation in support of the hospital’s October Pink Army Fashion Show.  
 
“We are a part of this community and it is important that we give back and support our neighbors,” said Gib Dannehower, DeLand Kia general manager. “One hundred percent of these funds raised will stay in our community. We are proud to help provide mammograms to our neighbors who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one.”
 
The funds DeLand Kia donated will provide breast imaging, which includes screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast MRIs, for women in need at Florida Hospital DeLand’s Victoria Medical Park Women’s Center. It will also be used to assist those recommended for breast biopsy, including biopsies under mammography, ultrasound or MRI guidance. 
 
This is the third year DeLand Kia has donated $72,000 (including this year’s donations) to Florida Hospital DeLand in support of the hospital’s Pink Army campaign. 
 
“We truly appreciate Gib and the entire DeLand Kia team for their passion for the Pink Army,” said Maureen Mercho, Florida Hospital DeLand Foundation executive director. “We are so grateful for their support; it will go a long way in helping local women in need obtain lifesaving breast cancer detection services.”
 
In the fall of 2010, the Florida Hospital Pink Army campaign launched in Volusia and Flagler counties. The Florida Hospital Pink Army strives to create greater awareness about the life-saving benefits of annual mammograms and early detection. In its first year alone, the Florida Hospital Pink Army enlisted more than 6,000 “soldiers” to battle breast cancer in Volusia and Flagler counties. Now, armed with more than 53,000 soldiers, the Florida Hospital Pink Army movement has swept across the state, encouraging Central Floridians to join this important cause. Florida Hospital Pink Army is on active duty in the following counties: Flagler, Hardee, Highlands, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. To learn more, visit www.JoinThePinkArmy.com or visit our Facebook page.
 
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 156-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org. 
 
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On Nov. 12, DeLand Kia presented Florida Hospital DeLand with a check for $24,100 to help fund screening mammograms and other breast cancer diagnostic services to local women in need. Throughout October, the local car dealership contributed a portion of the proceeds from every car sold to the hospital. This donation is in addition to a recent $10,000 donation in support of the hospital’s Pink Army Fashion Show in October.