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Local High School Groups Receive $3,000 from 20th Annual Holiday Charity Ball

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., February 28, 2017 — The Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation and the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Southeast Volusia County joined together to donate funds to students at New Smyrna Beach High School on Feb. 16. 
 
Florida Hospital New Smyrna donated $1,500 to the high school’s Medical Academy and the Kiwanis Club Foundation donated $1,500 to the high school’s Key Club. 
 
These funds were raised during the 20th annual Holiday Charity Ball in November with more than 450 attendees at the Brannon Community Center.
 
“The New Smyrna Beach High School Key Club is sponsored by Kiwanis, and the New Smyrna Beach High School Medical Academy is sponsored by Florida Hospital New Smyrna,” said Pat Driver, chairman of the Foundation and a member of Kiwanis. “These students volunteered and assisted us with this year’s Charity Ball. In appreciation for their support and dedication, we are proud to donate $1,500 from this year’s event to support their on-going school programs.”
 
The Holiday Charity Ball is a New Smyrna Beach tradition that began in 1996. New Smyrna Beach philanthropist and business owner Kaye Walker planned the first event with the goal to support various local charities. 
 
The funds raised from this year’s event not only supported the local high school students, but also other various youth programs in Southeast Volusia, as well as local health initiatives, such as providing mammograms for women in-need, as well as medical equipment.
 
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 112-beds, Florida Hospital New Smyrna is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org. 
 
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The Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation and the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Southeast Volusia County donated $1,500 to the New Smyrna Beach High School Key Club in February. These funds were raised during the 20th annual Holiday Charity Ball in November with more than 450 attendees at the Brannon Community Center. From left to right: Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board chair Pat Driver; New Smyrna Beach High School medical academy teacher Kathleen Rich Zois; Holiday Charity Ball chairman and Florida Hospital New Smyrna Foundation board member Sandy Huggard; New Smyrna Beach High School medical academy teacher Lindsay Posick; New Smyrna Beach High School principal Karen Chenoweth; and Kiwanis President George Lieb.