HIIQ Presents Florida 50 Charity Bike Ride
Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) is proud to present the Florida Fifty, a charity bike ride that will take cyclists on a 50-mile course across the Tampa Bay area on Thursday, March 11.
Much like the company’s 2018 charity ride from London, a team of HIIQ executives led by CEO Gavin Southwell will hit the road in hopes of raising money for two children’s charities— St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Bliss—for this year’s ride.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a leading facility for pediatric heart and cancer care in the Tampa Bay area. Between the hospital itself and the Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center, St. Joseph’s treats more children than any other hospital in HIIQ’s home city of Tampa.
As a not-for-profit health care facility, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital relies on the support on donors and charity events like the Florida Fifty to maintain its’ extraordinarily high level of personalized care.
Bliss was founded in 1979 by a group of parents concerned that no hospital throughout the UK had all the equipment or staff required to safely care for premature and sick babies.
Today, Bliss has grown into a renowned charitable organization that “champion[s] the right for every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care by supporting families, campaigning for change and supporting professionals, and enabling life-changing research.”
Bliss recently issued a grant to the Pediatric Neuroimaging research team at the University of Oxford’s Department of Pediatrics. This grant gave them the funding they needed to begin a three-year project with a goal of improving the measurement and treatment of pain in premature babies. Their findings could benefit babies across the globe upon the project’s completion this year.
Health Insurance Innovations has set up a GoFundMe page for the Florida Fifty. The company hopes to raise $50,000 for these vital children’s charities. If you’d like to donate to either of these causes and help HIIQ reach our goal, you can do so here.