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A New Beginning and A Fond Farewell

This will be my last post as Executive Director of We Care Manatee.  Please welcome Annie Breitinger in her new role of Associate Executive Director.   I will remain in the office to assist in the transition as she takes over my responsibilities over the next couple of months. Annie brings 8 years of experience working

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Hot Happenings for the Summer and Beyond

The staff of We Care Manatee is excited to be the Spotlight Non-Profit at the Bradenton Marauders home game on Saturday August 14th at 6PM.  The Marauders will be celebrating Healthcare Heroes Night.  All healthcare workers can get free tickets Here.Use promo code “THANKYOU” Friends and family can get deals as well.  Enjoy a night

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We Care Manatee on the Move…

After five years We Care Manatee has left our home on Riverside Drive to join other non-profit agencies at the Pinnacle Office Plaza. Our new location at 353 6th Ave West, Bradenton allows the agency to stay in the downtown area at a much more affordable cost.  Since the new location is smaller, you may see

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Celebrating Women’s Health

From the Executive Director As we celebrate another Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Month in May, I am reminded of the importance of addressing women’s health issues for those who have limited access to healthcare.  We Care Manatee with its partners, Bowes Imaging Centers and Manatee Diagnostic Centers provides access to free screening mammograms and

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Welcome to our new Website…

From the Executive Director When I arrived in last March, Covid-19 restrictions had just been put in place.   There were no cars on the road, businesses were shuttered, and citizens were confined to their homes.  I met with staff and asked, “Should we keep this office open?”  The answer was a resounding, “Yes!” As I

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

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 Tag. Recipients

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We Care Manatee’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Victoria P. Kasdan, R.N, MPHExecutive 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 prevention,

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Srq Daily Saturday Perspectives by Victoria Kasdan

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

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We Care Manatee Celebrates Motown Magic

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

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

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