The Daily’s Foundation today announced that their Inaugural Charity Concert raised over half a million dollars. The concert, featuring Brantley Gilbert, Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell was held at Daily’s Place on Friday, September 27th with over 4,200 local fans in attendance.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for the support we have received from our community. The people of Jacksonville are incredibly generous and I am so proud to announce that, together, we were able to raise $502,347,” said Aubrey Edge, President and CEO of Daily’s. “We thank you for your support of these local charities and how you have embraced Daily’s. We look forward to an even bigger charity concert at Daily’s Place in 2020”.
The concert was the perfect way to kick off Daily’s Foundation’s philanthropic mission in Jacksonville as all net proceeds from the concert directly benefited local Northeast Florida charities including Nemours Children’s Health System, St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry and K9’s for Warriors
Maggie Hightower, Chief Philanthropy Officer for Nemours Children’s Health System, reflected on the impact the funds will have not only on the hospital, but on their patients. “The money that the Daily’s Foundation raised from their Inaugural Charity Concert will have a tremendous impact on so many Pediatric cancer patients and their families. We are so grateful for Daily’s vision and generosity to work hand in hand with Nemours to support the children in need”.
Over the past 10 years, Daily’s has contributed over $4,500,000 in support of organizations such as the St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry, The Jay Fund, Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Birdies for the Brave, Jacksonville School for Autism, as well as over 20 area schools and numerous community organizations.
Daily’s is a privately held, Jacksonville, FL based, convenience store chain with stores across the state of Florida. Our number-one goal is to give our customers a NICER convenience store experience. We feature great brands and deluxe offerings, like made-to-order gourmet sandwiches, coffees and smoothies, a premium wine collection, Coca-Cola freestyle and gluten-free snacks. All Daily’s sell high-quality Shell gasoline and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our customers’ convenience. Find more information at http://www.dailys.com/.
About Nemours Children’s Health System
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system based in Jacksonville, Fla that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Nemours offers more than 90 outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. In Northeast Florida Nemours serves more than 80,000 patients with common and complex conditions, including cancer and blood disorders. Find more information at www.Nemours.org.
About Ascension St. Vincent’s
In Florida, Ascension operates Ascension St. Vincent’s based in Jacksonville and Sacred Heart Health based in Pensacola. Together, Ascension Florida operates seven hospitals and more than 100 sites of care, and employs more than 10,000 associates. Across the region. Ascension St. Vincent’s and Sacred Heart have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities. Find more information at www.jaxhealth.com.
About K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) as a result of military service post-9/11. The service dog program is unique and offers an innovative approach to recovering from the invisible wounds of war. Two lives are transformed with each pairing: the veteran reduces his/her risk of suicide while the rescue dog receives a newfound purpose. Find more information at www.k9sforwarriors.org