What is Project Detect?

Project Detect is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by residents of the Riverwood community in Port Charlotte, Florida. Project Detect’s mission is to raise funds to finance early cancer detection screenings for uninsured and underinsured adults in Charlotte County. Project Detect gained 501(c)(3) status in March of 2012 and subsequently expanded its goal to include early detection of other cancers for both women and men. Project Detect raises money primarily through events held in the Riverwood community such as golf tournaments, a 5K Run/Walk, auctions, corporate sponsorships, donations and neighborhood giving campaigns. All the money raised stays in Charlotte County and is donated to the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Clinic and the Englewood Community Care Clinic. In 2019 Project Detect’s Board of Directors granted $63,000: $58,000 to the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Clinic and $5,000 to the Englewood Community Care Clinic. The total raised by Project Detect since 2011/2012 is $348,500. With the support of many dedicated volunteers, sponsors, local businesses and the generous residents of Riverwood, we are making a difference in the lives of so many uninsured and underinsured people living in Charlotte County, Florida!

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it"

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

"We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce
of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure


"It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference"

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Project Detect works closely with Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic and Englewood Community Care Clinic. Project Detect raises funds for the clinics to provide early detection cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured adults living in Charlotte County Florida.



PO Box 380846 

Murdock, Florida 33938-0846

President of Project Detect: Linda Thurston



“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”