Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Festival

Tampa, FL – May 9th, 2018… The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation is proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Shrimp & Crawfish event doubled proceeds this year, and was held on April 7th, 2018 at the Tampa Cancer Center, with all earnings going to the Foundation. This year, the event was chaired by Drs. Waide Weaver and James Reeves, Jr.

Event highlights included live music by Lucky Penny and a dunk tank, bounce house, face painter and balloon artist! In addition to the live entertainment, guests enjoyed shrimp and crawfish, corn on the cob, potatoes, sausages, burgers, hot dogs, beignets, garden salad and veggie burgers. Also, the event included guest appearances from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lightning mascots and cheerleaders.

CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Bradley Prechtl, MBA, said, “We are grateful for the continued support of our local community and FCS physicians throughout the state of Florida. I know that the Foundation Board, staff and volunteers work very hard to ensure that every Foundation event is successful.”

FCS Physician and Foundation Board Co-Chair, Dr. Michael Diaz, added, “The Shrimp & Crawfish Festival was fun for the entire family and is a great way to raise funds for cancer patients in need. Without local events like this, the FCS Foundation would not be able to donate over $1 million in grants a year to help cancer patients in need with non-medical living expenses.”

FCS Foundation Board member, Cory J. Person, Esq., stated, “As a Foundation Board Member, it’s great to see the involvement of FCS staff, physicians and volunteers who assist to ensure the event was a success for the second year in a row. The Shrimp and Crawfish Festival is always a great event to bring the kids to; it’s fun for the entire family!”

FCS Foundation Executive Director Lynn Rasys added, “The FCS Foundation would like to thank all our sponsors, as well as all of those who attended the 2nd Annual Shrimp and Crawfish Festival! We hope to continue the support from our local community and family fun at our event next year.”

View photos from the 2018 2nd Shrimp & Crawfish Festival:

To learn more about sponsoring the 3rd Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Festival, please contact Lynn Rasys at or 941.677.7184.


About Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation:

The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation provides financial support to qualified 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 partner physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly towards paying the essential non-medical living expenses of an adult battling cancer.

The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization and located at 5204 Paylor Lane in Sarasota, Florida. Learn more about the FCS Foundation at: or call 941.677.7181.

For More Information, Contact:

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Lynn Rasys, Executive Director


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