$1 million gift toward new children's hospital for Lee County
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The fund raising campaign for the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida received a major boost Friday afternoon.
The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announced a $1 million gift from Dave and Cheryl Copham.
The donation will support a $20 million pledge from B. Thomas Golisano. Last year Golisano pledged to match all donations to the Golisano Children's Hospital capital campaign made prior to May 2014.
Dave Copham said of the large gift, "Cheryl and I support many causes, however, being able to provide lifesaving health care for the children of our Southwest Florida community was a cause we believe deeply in. As well, the fact that all children are treated regardless of their families' ability to pay for care makes this gift truly close to our hearts."