Rock the Roof 2022 Preview

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On November 5th the roof of Sarasota Memorial’s West Parking Garage will rock out to the sounds of Electric Avenue and some talented doctor bands as the Healthcare Foundation hosts its first Rock the Roof event in more than a decade.

The event honors one of the hospital’s most beloved nurses, Patricia S. Snyder, R.N. Manager/Head Nurse 1985–1996, and supports Women and Children’s Services at Sarasota Memorial Health System, but in a unique way.

Britt Riner, along with fellow co-chairs Melissa Perrin and Sarah Lodge, hope the fun ’80s rock-and-roll theme will attract a new crowd that doesn’t typically come to the Healthcare Foundation’s Gala and Golf Tournament. “There’s something for everyone at this event,” says Riner.

For all three women, supporting Women and Children’s Services at SMH is deeply personal. Riner was born at the hospital and so were her four children. Lodge’s three children were also born at SMH. And, Riner and Lodge both sit on the hospital’s board. “The hospital touches all of us in some shape or form,” Lodge says.

“Rock the Roof is completely different than most fundraisers in town,” says co-chair Perrin. “It’s basically a giant rock-and-roll party with a cause.” With a lot of pride, she mentions that her husband, Scott, is both an interventional radiologist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a member of Midlife Crisis, one of the bands that will be performing on the rooftop.

SMH is “the foundation of this community,” Perrin adds. “Our hospital is the great equalizer. No matter what your role is in the community, whether it’s as a patient, physician, nurse or staff member, you will at some point be involved with Sarasota Memorial.”

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