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HOPE Walk This Saturday – Sign Up Now

The HOPE Walk honors the legacy of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Tori Sheahan–a consummate caretaker and champion for the health of local youth–and others who share in her journey. You can also Honor your loved one(s) at the Walk!

Walk Details

  • Open to the Public
  • Location: Harbor Park in Baldwin Park
  • Date: January 27, 2018
  • Time: Check-in begins at 8:00 AM, Walk begins at 9:00 AM
  • Performances: WPHS Cheerleaders, GMS A Cappella Group & MMS Band
  • OutDoor Prize Drawings: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lululemon and More!
  • Goody Bags: In partnership with The Coop/4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Walk included in Sponsorships: Stainless Steel Water Bottle Canteen & More

Sign Up to Walk, Sponsor or Donate: www.FoundationforOCPS.org/HopeWalk

Packet Pickup: Friday, January 26 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Students can earn community service hours by participating in the Walk AND/OR implementing individual community service projects at the Walk. Please check with your child’s School Counselor or IB Coordinator for more information.

Sign up to help here: Hope Walk Volunteer Sign Up

The HOPE Walk for Health focuses on promoting a healthy mind and body, by walking, for conflict resolution, problem solving and exercise. Proceeds from the HOPE Walk for Health will be used to continue to provide: Medical supplies and health education resources in school-based health centers and Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in the Winter Park Consortium of Schools (Winter Park High and all elementary and middle feeder schools), along with support for American Cancer Society Hope Lodges.

Walk the HOPE Walk. Then, see your kids run the Fast Start talk.  If your child(ren) is participating in the Fast Start Track and Field Invitational, there is time for to walk in the HOPE Walk then make your way to Fast Start.  Make it a day of family fun and activity!

Tori Sheahan Walk ‘n Talk for Life

The legacy of pediatric nurse practitioner Tori Sheahan–a consummate caretaker and champion for the health of local youth–was honored by establishing a memorial fund in her name to provide medical supplies and health education resources to the school based health centers in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville.

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Tori always stressed exercise by walking for conflict resolution and problem solving, as well as to promote a healthy life style. The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), Winter Park Consortium of Schools with Lion’s Pride Fund and American Cancer Society have joined together to create the Tori Sheahan Walk N’ Talk for Life to continue to support the memorial fund. The first walk is scheduled for Saturday, January 7th, 2017.

The Walk ‘n Talk for Life aims to go beyond traditional race models. Rather than just walk to raise money, this unique model aims to engage friends and families in a fitness initiative that instills a life-long healthy way of living by having brief talking points, intermittently, along the route.

 

Walk Details

  • Open to the public
  • Location:  Harbor Park in Baldwin Park
  • Date:  January 7 at 9:00 AM
  • Time:  Registration begins at 8:00 am, Walk begins at 9 am
  • For more information contact:  Heather Traynham at Heather.Traynham@lightbulbpr.com

To register, click here

About Tori Sheahan
Born in Virginia Beach, VA in 1969, Ms. Sheahan obtained a registered nurse (RN) degree from Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA and then a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She later obtained a Pediatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) degree through the University of Florida. She worked with Healthcare Providers of Florida—a group of nurse practitioners providing school-based health care for the underserved in Central Florida, since 2000, serving as vice president since 2008.

As the School Nursing Initiative Coordinator for WPHF, Ms. Sheahan helped supervise, mentor and support school nurses in the Winter Park Consortium of Schools, and she also staffed the Glenridge Middle School-Based Health Center. She went to any length required to make sure her patients got the care, medicine, education and social services they needed.

She was married and her two children are now both in college. She left a legacy of kindness and compassion. She has been profoundly missed.

WPHS Senior Receives Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship

The first Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship was presented to Emily Sahina, a senior at Winter Park High School during the Winter Park High School Senior Awards.

Tori  Sheahan worked as a nurse practitioner providing healthcare for the underserved in Central Florida for 15 years. For 12 of those years she worked closely with the Winter Park Health Foundation as a nurse practitioner at Glenridge Middle School. During that time she also helped supervise, mentor and support the school nurses in the Winter Park consortium of schools.

Tori was a champion for the health of local youth. She always made sure her patients got the care, medicine, education and social services they needed. Children and their families benefited from her medical knowledge as well as from her kindness and compassion.

Emily Sahina was selected as the first recipient of the Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship because of her extremely caring and compassionate nature.  Emily has positively impacted the WPHS campus through the 207 hours of volunteer service hours she has completed in the community through various organizations and clubs at WPHS.   People who know her well describe her as dependable and kind hearted. Her consideration of others is matched equally in her dedication to her academics. Her future plans include attending Valencia and majoring in either health science, psychology, or art. She is a first generation college student who loves working with children and giving back to her community.

Congratulations, Emily!

The Tori Sheahan Award and Scholarship is funded through the memorial fund set up in her name by the Winter Park Health Foundation.