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Subscriptions to Florida Forum series available for purchase to benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Jacksonville, FL —

Series subscriptions to The Florida Forum Speaker Series, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, are now available for purchase. Funds raised from the Florida Forum purchases will benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital and support the creation of an expanded state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to care for the smallest of patients.

The new NICU funding target was announced at the annual Spring Luncheon to commemorate the original purpose of The Women’s Board and founder Ellen Cavert’s vision to expand medical care for the special needs of premature newborns.

The 2018-2019 series opens Oct. 17 with distinguished journalist and CBS News’ chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan. Acclaimed actor, director, producer and best-selling author Bryan Cranston will speak on Jan. 28, 2019. The series will conclude with Tony Dungy, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl coach and champion, on March 27, 2019. All presentations will take place at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Jacksonville.

Subscriptions for the Forum events start at $225 each for general seating; $300 each for preferred seating; $850 for two reserved Bronze seating tickets: $2,125 for two reserved Silver seating tickets and $4,250 for two reserved Gold seating tickets. The purchase of a Silver or Gold ticket package includes invitations to the Private Reception honoring the speakers after the lecture. Patrons under the age of 30 may purchase Young Subscriber tickets for $150 each. The Florida Forum Speakers Series is presented by long-time partners Wells Fargo, Florida Blue and Landstar, and many valued supporters of The Women’s Board.

Group sales and student tickets are available. For more information, visit The Women’s Board website at womensboardwolfsonchildrenshospital.com, email womensboard@bmcjax.com or call (904) 202-2886 to purchase tickets or make a donation.

About the Florida Forum
One of two major benefits produced annually by the all-volunteer Women’s Board, the 2018-2019 Florida Forum will contribute vital funds for a five-year, $4 million pledge supporting the creation of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The unit will feature state-of-the-art family suites designed for comfort and privacy while maintaining visibility and easy access for NICU staff; modified lighting and soundproofing to reduce stress on newborns; and critically important medical equipment designed to provide the highest standard of care.

About the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient health care facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised more than $31 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the Board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.