Amscot Supports the Westside Gazette’s Inaugural White Hat Award Gala to Fight Sickle Cell Disease

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–Amscot Financial has donated a $2,500 sponsorship in support of the
Inaugural Levi Henry, Jr. White Hat Award Gala recognizing community
members who exemplify outstanding community service. The gala will be
held at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on
Sunday, August 7th, from 4-7pm, and represents a joint collaboration
between the Westside Gazette Newspaper and the Sickle Cell Disease
Association of Broward County.

“Sickle Cell Disease affects millions,” says Ian MacKechnie, Amscot’s
founder, chairmen and CEO. “Events like this gala are crucial to raising
both awareness of the disease and the necessary funding to help fight
it. We’re glad to play a part in the process.”

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red
blood cells, and there is currently no universal cure for it. According
to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, over 70,000 people
living in the U.S. have sickle cell disease, and about 1,000 babies are
born with the disease each year.

The charity gala is named after Levi Henry, Jr., founder and publisher
emeritus of the Westside Gazette Newspaper and founding member of the
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County. All proceeds will go
to benefit the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County. The
Westside Gazette Newspaper also happens to be celebrating its 45th

The event’s guest speaker will be legendary Civil Rights activist
Reverend Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. Author, educator, and formerly the
executive director of the NAACP, Dr. Chavis is also president of the
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA, the Black Press of

Amscot Financial has 239 locations throughout Florida. The company
offers check cashing, cash advances, and free money orders along with a
host of other convenient financial services, 365 days a year.


Amscot Financial
Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277