Tampa General will partner with Kendra Scott Jewelry from Nov. 28 – Dec. 15 and 20% of sales will be donated to support the TGH Children’s Hospital.
November 21, 2022 – Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has partnered with jewelry designer Kendra Scott to raise funds for the TGH Children’s Hospital. From Nov. 28 through Dec. 15, 20% of any in-store purchase will be donated back to the TGH Children’s Hospital when Tampa General Hospital is mentioned during checkout. Purchases can be made online with a specific code listed below.
As a part of this generous partnership, TGH Children’s Hospital’s very own patient family, the Goodes, spent the morning in the Kendra Scott Jewelry location in Hyde Park Village to design a suite of jewelry in memory of their daughter, Lyla.
At 14 months old, Lyla became completely paralyzed and began to receive treatment at TGH Children’s Hospital. Over the past nine years, Lyla braved monthly visits for IVIG (intravenous immune globulin) infusions to help treat her condition. During these monthly treatments, Lyla and her family truly became a part of the TGH family.
“It got to the point where Lyla actually looked forward to her infusion days because it meant she got to see her TGH family. The team at TGH Children’s Hospital is so special, they always went above and beyond to make Lyla comfortable. Our insurance offered to provide in-house treatments, but Lyla decided she didn’t want to because she would miss her monthly visit to TGH to see some of her favorite people,” said Rachel Goode, Lyla’s mom.
This September, Lyla passed away, and her family is so thankful for the care their daughter received that they would continue to support TGH Children’s Hospital in the years to come. Their first mission in remembering their daughter is creating the “Lyla Suite” at the Kendra Scott Hyde Park Village.
The “Lyla Suite” includes the Pearl Beaded Pendant Necklace with an amethyst stone for $60, and the Stretch Bracelet with the night opal stone for $45. When asked how they made their design decisions, Lyla’s brother, Drew, said, “I know one of my sister’s favorite colors was purple. The moment I saw the amethyst stone in the Kendra Scott Jewelry store in Hyde Park, I was immediately reminded of Lyla.”
Additional accompaniments include the “TGH Suite” featuring TGH’s signature blue stone, Cobalt Cat’s Eye, in the TGH stud earrings for $40 and the TGH pendant for $55.
The jewelry is available for purchase at the Kendra Scott store in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village, 1511 W. Swann Ave. You can join Tampa General representatives and the Goode family for a “Kendra Gives Back” Party on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – noon. Shoppers will enjoy sips, sweets, and one-of-a-kind jewels. For online purchases of all Kendra Scott jewelry items, shoppers must use code GIVEBACK-DDTGB to support the TGH Children’s Hospital.
The Goode family is also starting a foundation in Lyla’s name that will help support TGH Children’s Hospital, as well as other nonprofits supporting children in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, visit www.lylagoodefoundation.org.
ABOUT KENDRA SCOTT, LLC
Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel, and sense of community of its founder and designer, Kendra Scott. With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott has over 100 standalone stores across the US and is sold in premiere retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and 600 specialty boutiques worldwide and boasts a thriving web business. Kendra Scott is best known for its kaleidoscope of fashion jewelry accessories as well as the customizable Color Bar™ experience, and in recent years has expanded into the categories of fine jewelry, sterling silver, home décor, and beauty. As the brand continues to grow, the company remains true to its founding philosophy of “Family, Fashion, Philanthropy” and since 2010, the company has given back over $40 million to local, national, and international causes.
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1,040-bed, not-for-profit, academic medical center, is one of the largest hospitals in America and delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals, and is tied as the third highest-ranked hospital in Florida, with seven specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. Tampa General Hospital has been designated as a model of excellence by the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list. The academic medical center’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious Forbes magazine rankings – first nationally in the 2022 America’s Best Employers for Women and sixth out of 100 Florida companies in the 2022 America’s Best Employers by State. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and in fiscal year 2021, provided a net community benefit worth more than $224.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education, and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With six medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed Neuroscience, Intensive Care Unit is the largest on the West Coast of Florida. It also is home to the Jennifer Leigh Muma 82-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health, and 21 TGH Imaging powered by Tower outpatient radiology centers throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Palm Beach counties. Tampa Bay area residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the largest hospitals in the country, Tampa General Hospital is the first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that provides real-time situational awareness to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.