“When I moved to the islands over 20 years ago, I was drawn to its strong sense of community,” says Chuck Bergstrom, REALTOR® with RE/MAX of the Islands. “It didn’t take long to learn about FISH OF SANCAP, an organization that exemplifies community through their neighbors helping neighbors motto, their commitment to those that live, work and visit here, and their connectedness to the needs of the islands.” Bergstrom, a longtime supporter of FISH, is proud to sponsor their 10K Race fundraiser that supports the organization’s mission of enriching the lives of all people in Sanibel and Captiva Islands as neighbors helping neighbors with social services, education and assistance.
Always drawn to the Island’s special magic, Chuck has been an island visitor since the late 70’s. Sanibel became home in 2000 when he made the permanent move from Chicago to Sanibel, and Chuck became a full time REALTOR® assisting buyers and sellers find their magic. Chuck’s professional career includes a background in accounting and finance, as a self-employed options trader on the historic floors of the Chicago Exchanges. He has over forty years of experience trading in the equity markets and his formal education includes business and finance courses. For additional information, visit sanibelcaptivarealestateguide.com.
“We can’t thank Chuck enough for his ongoing support of FISH programs and events,” says Nicole McHale, race Chair. “Chuck has been a supporter and advocate for many years, and it’s heartwarming to know that we can always count on him.”
The 10K Race, in its 14th year, is scheduled as an in-person and virtual event on October 22, 2022. Held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and with the support of many, the committee looks forward to a great turnout this year. For additional information on the 10K Race or if you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Nicole McHale at email@example.com or Diane Cortese at Dianerc10@gmail.com, Race Committee Chairs. Registration is currently open on Fort Myers Track Club, ftmyerstrackclub.com and the RunSignup platform.
FISH has been assisting islanders for 40 years as a ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ organization. Their programs range from food assistance to financial assistance with rent or medical bills; senior programs to prevent isolation and other supports for aging-in-place, children’s programs such as back-to-school supplies and scholarships for educational and summer camps, and more. For additional information on the FISH organization and their programs and services, please contact Maria Espinoza, Executive Director at 239-472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org.