“5 Minutes With” with Ricky Quintana, LifeSouth/Five Points of Life Foundation

Each week on 5 Minutes With, Steve Strum interviews interesting people from Jacksonville. This week Steve spoke to Ricky Quintana, from LifeSouth/Five Points of Life Foundation.

Buzz TV Host Stephen Strum is a Financial Advisor with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. With 20 years’ experience in management and sales leadership, most noteworthy for management of flagship institutions and achievement of large financial goals. Steve has contributed to several charities, educational events, and philanthropic organizations. Steve is a native of South Florida who relocated to Jacksonville in 2005. Steve completed his MBA at Nova Southeastern University, graduating Sigma Beta Delta.

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Short Company Description:
The Five Points of Life Race is an extension of LifeSouth’s Five Points of Life Foundation, a support affiliate of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Five Points of Life Foundations helps raise awareness of the need for lifesaving donations of blood, aphaeresis, marrow, cord blood, organs, and tissue. The Foundation works with blood centers, organ procurement organizations, marrow registries and community organizations to educate citizens about donation.
Participating in the Five Points of Life Race encourages a healthy lifestyle. Setting a goal of running or walking a marathon is a great way to commit to a fitness plan that can make a permanent difference in someone’s health and life.
LifeSouth recently opened it’s Northeast Florida headquarters in Jacksonville, which is home to a large running community. LifeSouth is currently the sole blood provider for Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The Five Points of Life Foundation is committed to creating a donation generation through educational materials and curriculum. In the classroom or on the track, imagine a generation so committed to donation that there is no waiting list for organs or marrow and no blood shortage. That’s our goal. Funded by a grant from America’s Blood Centers, the program plans to reach 25,000 children annually. To learn more, visit they’re website at www.fivepointsoflife.com.