Our 4th Annual Patient, Family and Researcher Meeting has been set for September 16th and 17th at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
We had a very positive meeting last September, with so many of our families joining us from all over the country and even Canada. We look forward to seeing them again, as well as meeting others of you who were not able to join us for one reason or another.
We are working on the actual program for the event, but many of the details have already been put into place.
We will again have a Welcome Dinner on Friday evening at a very fine Mediterranean Buffet Restaurant within the Hotel. There are so many options to choose from that there is something for everybody!
A candlelight vigil to remember those who we have lost to Myocarditis at a private Outdoor Fireplace in a beautiful setting will follow dinner.
The Saturday meeting will include a full breakfast buffet and lunch. The details of the meeting, speakers, etc. are still being worked out.
The wrap up dinner will again be at the Hotel so that no one has to travel outside, and be inconvenienced by taxis, rental cars, etc. as there is nothing within walking distance of the Hotel. (All major roads.)
The wonderful thing for transportation is that Meers has a shuttle from the airport and The Gaylord is the 1st stop from the airport and the last stop for pickup on way back to the airport.
Should you want to stay any extra days, or have family go to Disney while you are at the meeting on Saturday, there is a free shuttle to all the Disney Parks from the Gaylord.
The Hotel rooms are spacious and clean. There is a wonderful water park at the Gaylord as well as an adult only pool if that is your preference.
We are again asking for a registration fee to reserve your spot at the meeting, as we are limited to the first 100 attendees.
The fee is $100.00 per person by check, or $105.00 per person by credit card, to cover our fees. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
We have a Room Block under THE MYOCARDITIS FOUNDATION.
You can call to book the rooms at: (407) 586-000 or (877) 350-3236.
You apparently can use Marriott Points to book the rooms, but must say that they are going to the MYOCARDITIS FOUNDATION ROOM BLOCK, or we will not get credit towards the rooms that we have reserved.
The rooms are: $215.00 plus a $20.00 resort fee per night.
Remember, there is no need to rent a car or use taxis if you stay at the Gaylord. (I took a taxi from the airport to sample the costs and they are very costly!)
Please DO NOT MENTION THE HFSA, or the rooms booked will go to their room block and the MF will be liable for more rooms.
Please contact Gen at the MF office with any questions. (281) 713-2962