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Comfort Totes Delivered to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Ovarian Cancer Patients

Eric Baird

Linda Dunay, Director of Development for the Gail Baird Foundation (left), presented nearly two dozen “Comfort Totes” filled with fleece jackets, micro fleece throws, insulated tumblers and journal sets offering a warm environment for women battling ovarian cancer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Yulonda Green RN, BSN, OCN Clinical Director, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, (right) and Tracey Robertson RN, BSN, OCN, nurse navigator (center) received the totes on behalf of the patients. 

In 2008, Gail was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Time and time again, doctors said Gail would not make it, but she proved them wrong.  Enduring multiple complications and hospitalizations, Gail continued to fight and never gave up. Her lengthy struggle helped teach family, friends and the many doctors and nurses she met on her cancer journey what ‘courage’ truly means.

The foundation was founded in 2014 by Gail’s son, Sarasota-based developer and entrepreneur, Eric Baird.  The Gail Baird Foundation supports initiatives committed to raising awareness, researching and curing ovarian cancer.  Eric and his siblings continue his mother’s wishes by providing opportunities for aspiring female entrepreneurs and enriching the lives of seniors and veterans.

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