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FLAGLER FREE CLINIC
CELEBRATES 16 YEARS

CANAKARIS-COLEMAN AWARD - POSTED FEB 20 2021

The Flagler Free Clinic celebrates “National Volunteer Appreciation Month” every April. In 2018 our administrative team wanted to find a way to continue to honor and remember the dedication and work that Dr. John and Faith exhibited in their life. We created the Canakaris-Coleman Dedication to Volunteerism Award to acknowledge two clinic volunteers each year (one administrative and one clinical volunteer). Today we honor the award recipients.
 
In 2018 Dr. Don Alfonso and Michaelyn Miladantri received this honor. Dr. Don was a co-founder of the clinic and still volunteers at the clinic and is a board member. Michaelyn has been a volunteer for fifteen years and when Faith became ill again, she stepped in and managed the Saturday clinics. Michaelyn also serves as treasurer on our board.
 
In 2019 Hazel Deveaux RN and Carol Bok were the recipients of this award. Carol started at the clinic in 2008 and volunteers two days each week, and anytime we need an extra hand. She works registering new patients and about a hundred other administrative tasks. Hazel started in 2005 as a volunteer nurse. She now manages the clinics donation closet ensuring that every material donation we receive gets to people who are in need. All four of these volunteers not only give tirelessly to the clinic but they are also community ambassadors who communicate the work of the clinic to others. They all also set such a good example in attitude and generosity for all that they meet.
 
Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 Canakaris-Coleman Award recipients!