ProVest Insurance Group Launches New Community Campaign in South Florida to Benefit Local Children’s Hospital Patient

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ProVest Insurance Group and one of the most influential children's hospitals in Broward county join forces to launch the ‘Sickle Cell Anemia Risks Teen’s Education’ campaign. The main goal is to purchase a laptop computer, so that patient Diamond Blands can keep up with her homework while receiving treatments at the hospital.

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We are thrilled when we see the community get involved in our causes and help us propagate goodness. We say it and repeat it all the time: every dollar counts!

ProVest Insurance Group, in collaboration with an influential children's hospital in Broward county, announced the launch of a community campaign to benefit a 16-year-old Sickle Cell anemia-afflicted patient. Diamond Blands was diagnosed at birth with the hereditary disease, and she receives new blood units monthly in order to keep a healthy level of red blood cells. The trips to the hospital have affected her academic performance, and having a personal computer to bring along while receiving treatments would be beneficial to her, according to experts.    

Despite the many impediments she’s faced, family, friends and hospital staff attest that Diamond values her education, and strives to maintain good grades. However, in addition to missing classes and homework due to treatment, symptoms such as excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, attacks of abdominal pain, poor eyesight, and problems with thinking or confusion, make it difficult for Diamond to follow the regular program.

Diamond’s family has struggled to support her financially, so to “keep this Diamond shining bright”, the ProVest and children’s hospital campaign aims to raise enough funds to purchase a laptop and the software Diamond needs to stay up to date with the demands of her 11th grade program. When planning the campaign, the Child Life coordinator at the hospital said, “Due to financial and medical issues, Diamond and her family did not have a Christmas holiday… It would be wonderful if we could ring in 2014 by making at least one of her dreams come true.”

And besides her academic gains, experts also believe having her own portable computer would help minimize Diamond’s anxiety and motivate a speedier post-treatment recovery.

The campaign is now active through the GoFundMe online platform, and donations are being accepted at Contributors may be acknowledged for their donations through ProVest’s social media channels and monthly magazine. “We are thrilled when we see the community get involved in our causes and help us propagate goodness. We say it and repeat it all the time: every dollar counts! And we are willing to double individual donations to up to $10,” said Jay Adkins, founder of ProVest Insurance Group. A full description of the donation-matching program is available at

Every 30-60 days, ProVest Insurance Group launches and promotes a new campaign in one of the three states where its offices are located - Florida, North Carolina and Texas. More information about the agency’s initiative is available at

About ProVest Insurance Group

ProVest is a multi-state insurance group, with agencies in North Carolina, Texas and Florida. The name ProVest comes from the idea of protecting clients’ valued assets; and guiding them through the many investment opportunities, so they can retire with the right amount of money.

Founded by insurance agent and entrepreneur Jay Adkins, the company’s mission is to provide the best insurance and financial services in the industry, with a laser-focus on high levels of customer satisfaction and education. More information can be found at

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