Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Board
Welcomes Mr. Tom Kidd
Kidd is the founder and CEO of the Joan L. Kidd, MD Fight for Life Continuum, an initiative he established in 2016 to enhance the quality of life for terminal cancer patients. His efforts have been inspired by his late wife, Joan L. Kidd, MD, a respected internal medicine and family medicine physician. Kidd was her caregiver and health care advocate throughout her nearly three-year journey with ovarian cancer, which he calls his “greatest and most profound achievement.” Click here to read the full press release.
Launch of the Fight for Life Concert Series Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Final numbers in and they are incredible: total raised for cancer patients and families totaled $357,000!!!! Party under the Stars for the launching of the Joan l. Kidd MD Fight for Life Concert Series with Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation in Sarasota. 100% of every dollar goes directly to cancer patients and their families in need! Last year total was $200,000, so we won our own Super Bowl this year!! Thanks to the efforts of many, we exceeded the expectations by a mile..
Dr. Joan Kidd On Board FalconX Heavy Launch-June 2019.
Dr. Kidd was on board the Falcon X Heavy on the Atomic Clock satellite, which was launched into earth orbit on June 25, 2019. She was honored at a memorial service prior to the launch. She will be looking down on us as she circles the earth for decades to come!
A spectacular time lapse photo of the Falcon X Heavy launch on June 25, 2019 from Cape Canaveral, with Dr. Joan Kidd aboard, and the two side boosters returning and landing at the Cape a few minutes after launch!
An Evening of Hope
The launch event of the Continuum was held recently at the Orlando Museum of Art with a large turnout. After a brief reception, the evening program included a presentation of the Mission of the Continuum, followed by a one time, live recorded concert by the Beautiful Music Orchestra with Voices, performing some of Dr. Joan Kidd’s favorite music. Members who support the work of the Continuum receive significant benefits in the form of a national merchant discount program.
The Joan L. Kidd MD Awareness Cup has been adopted by the World Senior Golf Federation and will hereafter be presented at the annual Awards Gala of the World Senior Golf Championships each year as the Joan L Kidd MD Goodwill Cup. The World Senior Golf Federation is an international golf competition among 28 member nations, which has been conducted annually for the last six decades. Joan participated in the competition and joined in fellowship with other competitors from around the world. We at the Continuum are humbled and pleased that the World Senior Golf Federation has chosen to honor her in this way.
For more information on World Senior Golf Federation: worldseniorgolf.com
Party for Purpose Fundraiser
AdventHealth Cancer Institute
"Great job everyone, on exceeding our fundraising goal on the Joan Kidd MD Ovarian Cancer Awareness Cup Golf Marathon last month and presentation to AdventHealth Cancer Institute-The first of many events in the coming years! Sorry I was unable to be present for the presentation, but Joan and I were there with you in spirit!" --Tom Kidd