Daytona Blues Festival makes $25K donation to Halifax Heath projects

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Dr. Pamela Carbiener, Halifax OBGYN, Kim Dilorio, Halifax Health Foundation, Ann Martorano - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Halifax Health, and Bonnie Wittman, Service Line Administrator at Halifax Health.

The Daytona Blues Foundation presented a $25,000 check to Halifax Health’s Center for Women & Infant Health and a $10,000 Project WARM on Friday, April 4th. The donations are proceeds from the 2013 Daytona Blues Festival.

The $25,000 check was presented to Kim Dilorio of the Halifax Health Foundation at 10:00 am at Halifax Health Hospital. The check will go toward the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Halifax. The $10,000 check was presented to Melissa Murphy, a Stewart-Marchman-Act board member, and Deborah Zeoli, a Stewart-Marchman-Act staff member at 2:00 pm at Project WARM in Bunnell. The check will go to supporting mothers in recovery and their children.

“This was the Blues Festival’s fourth year and it really drew a great crowd over the three-day event,” said Dr. Carbiener. “We are thrilled to be able to donate $35K to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit expansion and Project WARM this year,” Dr. Carbiener added.

Daytona Blues Foundation is a 501(C)3 Not-For-Profit and was incorporated in 2010 with the dual purpose of developing an annual three-day blues music weekend for the community that would generate proceeds for health initiatives for women and children. The Festival is held at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach and features up-and-coming, as well as nationally known artists, and draws blues lovers from all over the country. No salaries are drawn from any monies generated, and all proceeds fund women’s and children’s health services.

The board of the Daytona Blues Foundation continues their passion for helping women and children in the area,  and look forward to the fifth annual event this October.  They have set the goal for 2014 at $75K and look forward to working with the community to make this a great success.  The three day festival will be October 10th, 11th, and 12th with pre and after parties for artists and sponsors.