The Joan L. Kidd, MD Fight for Life Continuum was originally established in late 2015 and early 2016 by Tom Kidd to fight for the extension of the lives of cancer patients and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients. His efforts have been inspired by his late wife, Joan L. Kidd, MD, a respected internal medicine and family medicine physician. Tom was her caregiver and health care advocate throughout her nearly three year battle with ovarian cancer in an effort to try to save her life, and then extend her life with good quality.
In 2019, he turned his efforts toward funding or underwriting fundraising programs and events of nonprofits that would support their work to broaden the level of impact on people in need.
The Joan L. Kidd, MD Fight for Life Concert Series, the Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Golf Series the Joan L. Kidd, MD Memorial Fund, the eBook fundraising program and the Access Merchant Discount program were launched. Approximately $1 million has been raised for nonprofits and cancer patients since inception of the Continuum with over $500,000 invested in delivering services to cancer patients. Tom has served as a past member of the Board of Directors of Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, which has paid out over $7 million in financial aid to cancer patients in need since inception, a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Healthcare Advocates and a past member of the National Care Planning Council.
Dr. Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT-S
Dr. Lacy is a Licensed Relationship Trauma Psychotherapist who has over fifteen years of experience in the field of relationship trauma. She is also a faculty member with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals and an entrepreneur who took her counseling business from a solo practice to a group specialty practice. Dr. Janie helps women overcome toxic relationships. She’s the creator of Woman Redeemed, an intensive experiential group experience that uses proven therapy strategies to start women on their healing journey. Dr. Lacy has had numerous appearances on the Bill Cunningham Show, WOFL Fox 35, National Syndicated Daily Buzz Show, National Syndicated Emotional Mojo, WESH Channel 2 NBC Affiliate, WKMG Local 6, Ivanhoe Broadcast News, and Central Florida News 13. She has also appeared as America’s Psychotherapist on Good Morning America, CNN, and The CW and is a current TEDX speaker.
Anthony L. Scaggs
After a successful career with Dow Chemical, eventually rising to Research Scientist, Allied Chemical, where he managed pilot plant operations, and Raychem, where he served as Project Group Development Manager, Anthony turned toward his interests in financial services and a sport he loved, Golf. He formed ALEASCA Company and has served as its President since 1988. In 2002, he became the Owner of Classical Golf of America in Minnesota and served as its editor and Publisher of Classical Golf Adventures until 2012. Classical Golf Adventures highlighted golf courses, golf resorts, charity events, and corporate team building through the game of golf. During his tenure with Classical Golf, he became one of the top 100 top producers out of 12,000 Financial Advisors of American Express Financial Advisors and managed an investment portfolio of $50 Million.
Anthony holds a B.S. In Chemistry from Old Dominion University and a M.S. in organic Chemistry, Specialty Polymers from the University of Richmond. He also holds three patents in Halogenated Fire-Retardant for Building Construction.