New Chairman Selected for UF Health TraumaOne’s A Night for Heroes Benefit

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JACKSONVILLE, FL July 23, 2018— Kate Strickland, Founder of Wander Media Company, has been appointed the new Chairman for UF Health Jacksonville’s 2019 A Night for Heroes gala benefiting UF Health TraumaOne. UF Health TraumaOne is the region’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma program in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The UF Health TraumaOne program consists of the trauma center, flight services, communication/dispatch, and trauma prevention and education. The A Night for Heroes gala began in 2008 to raise awareness for TraumaOne and provide continued support for the program. To date, sponsorships and donations to A Night for Heroes have helped raise over $1.4 million to support the critical needs of UF Health TraumaOne.

In addition to Kate’s role within Wander Media Company, she is an engaged member of her community, evidenced by her involvement as a member of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Chairman’s Club, a Battery Board member for the Jacksonville Sports Council, and a JAX Chamber Trustee. It was in 2016, however, that a sudden accident left Kate’s brother, Brian Lynn, in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at UF Health Jacksonville. The TraumaOne team performed life-saving emergency surgeries and procedures over the course of his three-week stay, which led to Brian’s full recovery. He was recognized as the Patient Honoree at the 2017 A Night for Heroes gala, prompting Kate to become a committee member the following year. “I’m honored to be a part of an event that not only supports this trauma center, but sheds light on the life-saving work being conducted there every day.”


Wander Media Company is the creative force behind a collection of destination marketing television channels airing in 47 hotels across four markets in two states. Wander Jacksonville, Wander St. Augustine, Wander Amelia Island, and Wander Golden Isles collectively reach more than 1.5 million unique viewers every year, making the Wander brand a trusted resource for visitors traveling to the region.

Contact: Haley Wyant
Wander Media Company