Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Named Best Local Nonprofit

FCS Foundation recognized by the readers of SRQ | The Magazine, 2021 Best of SRQ Local Annual Readers Competition

Lakewood Ranch, Fla., April 8, 2021 – The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation is honored to have been named by SRQ Magazine as a Gold Winner in the 2021 Best of SRQ Local Annual Readers Competition. The FCS Foundation was recognized in two categories: Best Local Nonprofit category and Best Nonprofit to Adapt category. SRQ Magazine is Sarasota’s premier lifestyle magazine for Sarasota and Manatee Counties and the Gulf Coast Keys. Details are available here: Best of SRQ

The FCS Foundation was chosen for the help it provides in easing the burden of cancer through patient grants that pay for non-medical living expenses, such as rent or mortgage, car payments and utilities. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many charities and nonprofits, including the FCS Foundation, to abruptly readjust operating procedures and fundraising events.

FCS Foundation Board Chair Michael Diaz, MD said, “Because of the pandemic, cancer patients were experiencing added hardships and we knew the need would be greater than ever. We immediately began the process of transitioning all events and fundraising activities to a virtual format. We were thrilled with the response and pleased we could continue distributing grants to cancer patients in need without disruption.”

 “Cancer treatment doesn’t stop for anyone,” added Lynn Rasys, FCS Foundation Executive Director, “and neither do bills or other basic living expenses. To be honored as one of the Best Nonprofits to Adapt during this unprecedented and challenging pandemic, is a true testament to our staff, volunteers and board members for their unwavering support and willingness to acclimate quickly and continue to assist those in need.”

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About Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation provides financial support to qualified adult cancer patients in the state of Florida for expenses such as rent or mortgage, car payments and utility bills. By giving patients peace of mind in knowing that their bills are being paid while they are undergoing treatment, the FCS Foundation allows them to concentrate on what really matters – fighting cancer.

Due to the generosity of the Florida Cancer Specialists physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly toward paying the essential non-medical living expenses of an adult battling cancer.

The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization located at 5985 Silver Falls Run, Suite 210, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34211. Learn more about the FCS Foundation at: or call (941) 677.7181.

For More Information, Contact:
Lynn Rasys, Executive Director

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
(941) 677.7184

Michelle Robey, Vice President of Marketing

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
(813) 767.9398

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