2019 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

June 13, 2019

This publication was made possible by an emergency preparedness grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guide was produced by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Communications and the Bureau of Preparedness and Response. Please download your copy today so you are prepared and safe during the 2019 storm season. Download […]


Dr. Moya L. Alfonso selected as new Executive Director

May 30, 2019

Dr. Moya L. Alfonso selected as new Executive Director of We Care Manatee, Inc. The We Care Manatee, Inc. Board of Directors and staff welcomed new Executive Director, Dr. Moya L. Alfonso to the organization. Alfonso succeeds the former Executive Director Victoria Kasdan. She will lead the organization in its efforts to facilitate free medical […]


We Care Donates Barb’s Bags-Chemo Care Bags to Local Oncologist

October 27, 2018

This week We Care Manatee will donate Barb’s Bags (breast cancer chemotherapy care bags) to 2 local medical oncologist for distribution to those in need. Each bag includes a blanket, pillow, socks, adult coloring book with pencils, hand cream, lip balm, potpourri bags with lavender, ginger chews, a journal, pen, picture frame, and an ID […]


We Care Manatee’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

August 13, 2018

Victoria P. Kasdan, R.N, MPH Executive Director, We Care Manatee No one should have to choose between filling a needed prescription and paying for food, rent or other living essentials. At We Care Manatee we believe all prescription medications should be safe, effective and affordable.  Unfortunately, expensive prescription drugs represent a significant barrier to the […]



July 16, 2018

For Many in Manatee, Quality Health Care Still Out of Reach The good news on the national and local scene is that unemployment rates are low. The not-so-good news is that low unemployment rates are not a predictor of good health—or even an ability to access affordable health care when you need it. With one […]


We Care Manatee celebrates Motown Magic

June 20, 2018

Article courtesy of Herald-Tribune By Gayle Guynup Social editor | Posted Jun 10, 2018 at 8:51 AM | Updated Jun 10, 2018 at 8:51 AM • Photos: Courtesy of Wendy Dewhurst Clark The theme was “Motown Magic” at this year’s second annual We Care Manatee Luncheon and Fashion Show, held at the Manatee Performing Arts […]


We Care Manatee Executive Director Selected for Statewide Florida Influencer Project

June 8, 2018

NEWS BRIEF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/7/18 CONTACTS: Victoria Kasdan (941) 755-3952, Ext. 2 | Steve Smith (941) 309-5380  BRADENTON, FL JUNE 7, 2018 — Victoria Kasdan, RN, MPH was recently selected to be a member ofThe Influencer Project, a high-profile, statewide initiative launched in May 2018 by Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald and McClatchy to fuel […]


Big State, Low Wages, and Lots of Uninsured. Welcome to Florida

June 7, 2018

 “What is the biggest single challenge our leaders must confront to secure a better future for Florida?”That was the initial question presented to a panel of 50 influential Floridians by the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald to drive a discussion on the important issues facing the Sunshine State. We Care Manatee Executive […]


Health Fair Exhibitor: Manatee County School District- April 28, 2018

May 3, 2018

We Care Manatee was an exhibit booth participant at the recent health fair sponsored by Manatee County School District, Saturday, April 28, 2018 Congratulations to We Care Manatee’s  raffle winner at the event: Jennifer Kellner Ms. Kellner’s prizes included: Yoga Gift Basket- including yoga mat, socks, water bottle, 1 month unlimited at Pure Barre and $25 […]