43 Years of Devotion to Giving Back

October 21, 2021

Stuart Crook was proud to serve the U.S. military for twenty years protecting our country. He was an E6 sergeant in the Air Force before finding his home at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Stuart always has been a natural giver, especially in the military, where he started giving back to the combined federal funding campaign. He…

Read More

Breast Cancer Survivor Helping Others Be Victorious in Their Own Fight

October 15, 2021

As a fitness instructor, Shawn Becklund has always been passionate about keeping herself and others healthy through proper diet and exercise. So, in 2015, after a routine mammogram eventually led to a breast cancer diagnosis, the mother of two admits to being more than a little surprised, sharing, “I was 45-years-old and in the best…

Read More

A Ray of Sunshine Shines Light on the Art of Giving Back

October 13, 2021

Raymond Rouch has been a Team Member of the St. Joseph Hospital for more than a quarter of a century. He is stationed at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a facilities coordinator. He observes the compassionate care every day that St. Joe’s prides itself on upholding. Raymond’s perception of St. Joe’s, however, goes much deeper than…

Read More

Aubrey Gifts of Hope

September 27, 2021

When her granddaughter was undergoing cancer treatment at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital last year, Renee Payne was part of around-the-clock team of family and friends who made sure Aubrey never spent a moment alone during the week she was there. “It was devastating to see Aubrey in that hospital bed. One minute she was a…

Read More

Dunkin Shines Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Event A Sweet Success for St. Joe’s

July 10, 2021

According to the American Cancer Society, about 10,500 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2021 – and childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. The good news is because of advancements in treatment, 84% of children with cancer now survive 5…

Read More

A Good Neighbor with a Big Heart: How Fintech is Helping Kids Like Gianna Smile

June 28, 2021

When Fintech employee Jolene LaBarbera was tapped to be part of the company’s newly created community outreach team, she couldn’t wait to get started on their first project: an employee giving initiative benefitting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “Knowing we would be helping the children’s hospital was very personal to me, because last spring, that’s exactly…

Read More

Father-Son Engineers Share in Support for St. Joe’s

May 13, 2021

When Sam Carastro started his engineering firm in 1960, his hope was to be successful enough to support his growing family doing something he loved. Soon enough he found himself in a position to not only provide for his wife and young son, but to also support another member of his Tampa Bay community –…

Read More

Tampa Philanthropist Remembered

April 14, 2021

Our thoughts are with the Shimberg family as we all come to terms with the loss of our beloved Elaine Shimberg. Elaine, a prolific author, was a leadership volunteer with St. Joseph’s Hospitals and Foundation for 40 years. She served as chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board, the St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation Board and…

Read More

Donations Fund Breast Imaging Technology

September 9, 2020

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North recently added state-of-the-art 3-D technology to its breast imaging services generously funded through St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation.

Read More

The Power of Generosity

September 9, 2020

Andrew Goldstein spent a lot of time with his son Collin at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital while he underwent treatment, and he knows first-hand that the power of generosity from others can lighten a difficult experience.

Read More