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Shepherd’s Hope Presents Mask-R-Aid, A Broadcast Event Honoring Its Healthcare Heroes

The broadcast event will also raise funds to support the non-profit’s mission

to provide free medical care to Central Florida’s uninsured and under-insured


For Immediate Release | September 15, 2020 (Orlando, FL) – On Saturday, October 24, 2020, members of the community, business leaders and supporters will gather at viewing locations across the country for an exciting broadcast event to celebrate the Healthcare Heroes of Shepherd’s Hope that will provide the support necessary for maintaining resilience during COVID-19. Ticket prices begin at $75 and are available at


“Shepherd’s Hope provides life-saving primary and specialty care services to the uninsured and under-insured in our community at no charge,” said Abby Rice, Vice President of Operations. “This year, our volunteer team of doctors, nurses, and other medical professions faced many obstacles in providing ongoing care for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. We look forward to honoring their dedication to delivering free, high-quality healthcare at Mask-R-Aid.”


During this variety show style event, we encourage small gatherings with friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy a shared experience of philanthropy and fellowship. Throughout the evening, Shepherd’s Hope will honor their 2020 healthcare heroes, provide a variety of entertainment with interactive elements, and feature a silent and live auction.


Shepherd’s Hope 2020 Honorees:

  • Thad & Katie Seymour, Maryanne Brown Award of Distinction
  • Dr. Ruth M. McKeefery Volunteers of the Year
  • Nathan Faris, General Volunteer of the Year
  • Dr. Marlon Ilagan, Specialist of the Year
  • Kelly Reyes, APRN, Primary Care Provider of the Year
  • Leane Roach, Certified Provider of the Year
  • Martha Steward-Shanks, Nurse of the Year

Mask-R-Aid ticket packages and sponsorship levels range from $75-$5,000; many include catered dinners and Sommelier-selected wines delivered directly to attendees’ home or viewing location. Sponsorships also include a Party in a Box filled with themed goodies, sponsor items and activities to bring Mask-R-Aid to life at their viewing location. Visit for more details on available sponsorship and ticket packages.


“Community support of our ongoing operations has been incredible throughout the many challenges we have overcome this year,” said Pam Gould, CEO and President. “Mask-R-Aid will help us raise funds to provide services at our five health centers. It is critical for us to expand our service hours and operations to meet the needs of the escalating number of uninsured people due to the COVID-19 economic hardship – a number growing daily as more people become unemployed or under-employed. Shepherd’s Hope is their resource for medical services, allowing our neighbors to not have to choose between daily necessities and their ongoing healthcare.” 


Mask-R-Aid is supported through the generous sponsorships of AdventHealth, Orlando Health, Universal Orlando Foundation, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine, Clear Channel Outdoor and Orange Appeal.




Press Contact | Abby Bricker | 419.341.1763 |


About Shepherd’s Hope | Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary care and specialty care medical services, education and wellness programs to uninsured and underinsured men, women and children in Central Florida. The non-profit organization has provided over 300,000 free patient visits and services since 1997. In 2019, Shepherd’s Hope provided more than 20,000 free patient visits and medical services. This care is possible thanks to partnerships with 3,000 licensed medical and general volunteers, three community hospital systems, 100 diagnostic/secondary providers and numerous multi-faith partners. Patients are served at its five Central Florida service facilities in Longwood, East Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Ocoee and Winter Garden. 95 percent of donations directly support patient services. Details: 407.876.6699;

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