A Lifesaving Program for Charlotte County

* Sponsored by the Riverwood Community!


Early Detection



Project Detect Says "Thanks" To Our Sponsors

We Love Our Sponsors


Coral Hospitality


Randy Caltrider, America's Preferred Home Warranty, Inc.


Hoover Pressure Cleaning


Gulf View Grille

Kane Fasanell Group Meryl Lynch

Riverwood Realty

Riverwood Men's Golf Association

Peter Bethanis, PA


Don Gasgarth Charlotte County Ford

Dick and Jean Ottalagana



Charlotte State Bank
Benchmark Aluminum
Continental Tile and Marble


Buffalo Graffix
Farlow's on the Water
Key Insurance Agency
The Posh Pelican
Pinch A Penny 048
Sandstar Remodeling

Longhorn Steak House



Super Day Express
South West Florida Produce
Super Day Express
DeVine Salon and Spa
Best Pro Team
Lock n Key
Ron Smith Insurance
Active Doors
Pookey’s Mobil Gas Station  Rt. 776


Project Detect, funded by donations from the Riverwood Community of Port Charlotte and our generous supporters, is facilitated by the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic and the Englewood Community Care Clinic.   Due to our contribution of $170,500 to Virginia B. Andes over the past five years, Project Detect has become the main provider of funds for screening mammograms for their patients.  Last year, we donated an additional $10, 500 to the Clinic to provide screenings for other types of cancer as well.   Since our partnership with the Englewood Community Care Clinic began in 2014, we have contributed $ 4,500 for prostate, colon, lung, breast, uterine, and liver cancer screenings.    


Our support of both community clinics ensures that 100% of your donations are used to provide cancer screenings to qualifying residents of Charlotte County.  Your donations have unquestionably made a difference in Charlotte County!


Thursday February 8th, 2018

Project Detect Golf Tournament

Sunday March 11th, 2018

5K Walk / Run



Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic

(Photo L-R) Cindy Needs (Director of Nursing), Amparo and Vickie (two recent cancer survivors at the recent Breast Cancer Survivors luncheon), Noreen Chervinski (Director of Operations) and Suzanne Roberts (CEO)

We are extremely delighted to have been selected as a 2016–2017 grant recipient of Project Detect. This Early Detection Services grant will allow the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic to provide essential mammogram and other cancer screenings to the many uninsured women and men in our Charlotte community.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, leadership staff, volunteers, and especially our patients, I would like to thank you, Project Detect and the Riverwood Community, for the continued support of our healthcare mission in Charlotte County.

Sincerely yours,

M. Suzanne Roberts, M.Ed.

Englewood Community Clinic

(Photo L-R) Anthony with his wife Jackie, and Liz Rigny (Clinical Director)

A little over a year ago, Anthony and Jackie came to our clinic in need of help.  He was working construction and did not have health insurance and was not feeling well.  Thanks to funding from Project Detect, we were able to do screenings and discover that Anthony had stage 4 lung cancer (ironically, Anthony had not been a smoker).  In December 2015, he began chemotherapy treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.  As you are probably aware, Moffitt requires that any patients we refer have their cancer "staged" prior to accepting them into their charity care program.  We could not have done this without your help.

I'm delighted to report that Anthony and Jackie came to the clinic last night to let us know that he is now in REMISSION!  There was not a dry eye in the clinic.

They thanked us for saving his life and we, in turn, want to thank YOU for providing the funding that enabled us to do that.

Beth Harrison, Executive Director 

Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc.