Winter Haven Professional Firefighters Local 4967 Raises Funds to Support Local Care for Women in our Community

Winter Haven, Fla., (February 11, 2016) – The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $4,700 contribution from the Winter Haven Professional Firefighters Local 4967. The gift will be utilized to support local care for women in East Polk County.

The Winter Haven Professional Firefighters Local 4967, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization represents the Professional Firefighters of Winter Haven.

During the month of October 2015, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Winter Haven Professional Firefighters raised funds to benefit the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation. The funds are earmarked to help purchase breast imaging equipment as well as provide transportation for disadvantaged patients to and from chemotherapy treatments. The organization sold tee shirts at the price of $10 and 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation.

“We have a passion for community involvement and wanted our first fundraising endeavor to help local patients,” states Casey Dasher, the president of the Professional Firefighters Local 4967. “We could not be more delighted with the support our community has given us for this most worthwhile cause. A special thank you to our City Commissioners, the City of Winter Haven, Fire Chief Tony Jackson and Publix Store #1204 for helping make this fundraiser initiative a success. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Foundation on our new fundraiser in 2016.”

Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Chairman Lance Anastasio states, “The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation is grateful for the generous gift from the Professional Firefighters Local 4967. The Professional Firefighters Local 4967 and its supporters are helping to make a major impact in the quality of life we all enjoy in our community. Our heartfelt thanks goes to each and every person and organization that is involved with these generous firemen. Please know you are touching the lives of local women and their families.”

For more information about the Professional Firefighter’s Local 4967 2016 fundraising program contact Casey Dasher at

About the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation

The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Inc. is an independent, Winter Haven based, not-for-profit charitable institution governed by a board of volunteer trustees who serve without pay. The Foundation cultivates philanthropic support to provide patients with state-of-the-art medical care, cutting-edge technology and equipment, and the best educated and trained personnel. All funds raised are retained locally and utilized to support the not-for-profit patient care mission of Winter Haven Hospital.

About Winter Haven Hospital

Established in 1926, Winter Haven Hospital is a 529-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission. On Aug. 30, 2013, Winter Haven Hospital joined the Tampa Bay area-based BayCare Health System. More than 300 board-certified physicians comprise the medical staff, covering specialties such as stroke, open heart, obstetrics and gynecology, and emergency services. In addition, the hospital is recognized as a Magnet Nursing Center of Excellence, a prestigious designation held by less than seven percent of hospitals nationwide. Winter Haven Hospital has more than 2,500 employees, making it east Polk County’s largest private employer, and has been recognized by Polk Works Workforce 2020 as one of the county’s best places to work. Winter Haven Hospital is located at 200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881. For more information visit

About BayCare

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information visit