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Health First Foundation Pleased to Announce Date of 2013 Grape Escape Fundraising Event

Event to Raise Money for Health First Heart Services

WHAT: Health First is pleased to announce it will again host the Health First Foundation Grape Escape event. In its 12th year, this event promotes the heart-health benefits of wine. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to provide a dedicated Electrophysiology Lab at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, which will aid in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). This Lab will include upgraded technology.

For more information about Grape Escape 12, call the Health First Foundation at 321-434-7353 or visit

WHEN: Saturday, October 12 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

: Rosen Shingle Creek (located on Universal Drive in Orlando)

BACKGROUND: This year’s event co-chairs are the husband wife team of Pam Gatto and John Gallo. Pam is the President and CEO of Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service and John is a stockbroker with Raymond James & Associates. Honorary co-chairs are Phillip and Jeanne Farmer. Underwriting co-chairs are Health First Medical Group Dermatologist Dr. Larry Bishop and Wells Fargo Advisors CFP Melissa Flammio Clark. The event will include wine, a multi-course gourmet dinner and a live auction.

About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is a not-for-profit and is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. With 246 employed physicians, Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit for more information.