La Cava Jacobson & Goodis participated in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual “Christmas in July” Donation Drive. Christmas in July enables the Child Life Team at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to offer fun and creative activities that bring the gift of “comfort and joy” for very special children during their hospital stays. As part of the event, April La Cava brought her mini therapy horses from Hold Our Horses, to interact with the children and volunteers.
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis is a proud sponsor of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, and looks forward to continuing to do their part to bring “comfort and joy” to these remarkable children in our community.
April La Cava along with her miniature therapy horses from Hold Our Horses, attended St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Special CAR-NIVAL Prom. The hospital hosted the carnival-themed event for its teenage patients who were unable to attend their own dance and younger patients who due to chronic or life-threatening conditions, may never get the opportunity. Pediatric patients and their families stepped right up and had a ball during the drive-thru prom. The Child Life team at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, with support from the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, organizes special events like prom in an effort to provide patients with experiences that they might not otherwise have due to treatment and hospitalization.
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis was a sponsor for this year’s St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s Heroes Ball. April and Lou La Cava attended the event on behalf of the firm, along with Tom and Jane Saieva, Dr. Ben and Flor Mendoza and Dr. William and Toni Blackshear. The entire table participated in the silent auction and made donations which supported the Howard and Deanna Bayless Children’s Cancer Institute. Thaddeus Bullard aka WWE’s Titus O’Neil was the community hero recognizing his philanthropy and to all he does for the children of Tampa Bay. Over one million dollars was raised at the event which will help treat and cure childhood cancer.
LJG Associates, Kathryn Adams and Taylor Morgan, and Legal Assistant, Chelsea Watts, took part at the 2022 Jacksonville Fight For Air Climb at the TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, on April 9, 2022.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. West Florida is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by parents of children with Down Syndrome. It has grown from a few families to well over 1,000+ families in the Tampa Bay area. They proudly serve Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. Their Motto is “I Can and I Will.”
We have a tradition in our firm of emphasizing community service. Our employees and our firm have made a commitment to help support those who need assistance. Each year during the holidays, our firm makes a monetary donation to a charity in each city where we have an office. Our employees supplement that donation with their own monetary or food donations. We remain committed to support the communities throughout the state of Florida where we practice. We thank our employees and our clients for putting us in a position to help whenever we can.
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Sponsor Holiday Fashion Show with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.
NICU AngelEye Live-Streaming – Lights, Camera, Baby!
Giving birth is one of life’s most extraordinary experiences, but for parents who need to leave their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it can be very stressful and leave emotions in a disarray.
Funding from the 2021 Holiday Fashion Show will help provide new video streaming technology called AngelEye. This state-of-the-art communications system allows parents to monitor their baby through an app on their phone, giving them peace of mind when they cannot be at the hospital. High resolution wireless cameras—complete with night vision—transmit live video of the baby securely to the parents’ personal device of choice and can be accessed by family and friends with permission anywhere in the world that has internet access.
This real-time interaction updates parents, shares vital information and creates memorable moments with their baby. The nurse maintains primary control and can manage the streaming when providing care or treatment. This device also allows private communication between the nurse and the mother to send updates on such things as weight gain and breastmilk volume. These benefits help by reducing separation anxiety, encouraging bonding, assisting in breast milk production, increasing family engagement and providing a sense of control to the mothers who often feel a great loss of control when they have an infant in the NICU.
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis was proud to sponsor The Givens Back Foundation’s Annual Blitzball Tournament on January 3, 2021 to benefit Inner City Baseball, a Tampa baseball organization run by Mychal Givens, a Tampa native and current pitcher for the MLB Colorado Rockies. Inner City Baseball provides access to sports and the teaching of charitable giving and life lessons for all children, including those who would not otherwise have access to organized sports. Benjamin Mallin, who is the son of our own Attorney Karen Mallin, is a player on the 12 year old Inner City Baseball team. In his own words, Benjamin explains: “The Inner City Baseball teams are made up of players like me who are very fortunate and also players who are less fortunate from all over Tampa. All of us come together for baseball practice and tournaments, and we also do charitable things together during the year, like giving away turkeys at Thanksgiving and giving presents to children at Christmas. My mom and dad like me playing Inner City Baseball because I have fun while I learn and give, and I really love it too. I think all kids should be able to play baseball like I do because it’s challenging and fun. It’s expensive to buy uniforms and equipment, and it is expensive to go to tournaments. Helping Inner City Baseball helps a less fortunate kid get to love baseball like I do.”
It is really uplifting when we are able to help members of our communities who are less fortunate. For those struggling to keep the lights on and food in the fridge, our donations go a long way, especially during the holidays. We thank our employees and our clients for putting us in a position to help when we can.