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Focus on Females Foundation

Our mission
The Focus on Females Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to create an interactive dynamic community health safety net with immediate impact, saving lives and protecting families. The objective is to make all participants an expert on individual medical problems, through dynamic and interactive educational programs including the FREE Annual Focus on Females Womenís Healthcare Symposium with over 20 different one-hour medical seminars, 8 fitness classes, health screenings and chair massages. Plus the weekly live one-hour long call-in radio show: The Focus on Females Radio Healthcare Clinic.

These programs feature real physicians answering real questions, speaking plain English and giving practical, ready to use information on a wide variety of topics. Participation empowers families to better partner with their doctors. The result is more effective office visits, faster results and reduced economic burden of avoidable medical and emergency care.



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Mayor proclaims March 31st 2012 as Focus on Females Day.

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Commendation from Tampa City Council and Hillsborough County Commission recognize Focus on Females Education Foundation for its sustained good work on behalf of women and their families.



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Florida Hospital Tampa: Our Presenting Sponsor for 2012.


As Director and Founder of Focus on Females Education Foundation, Inc. (FOFEF), it was an honor to be the 1st organization that Fashionistas chose to support. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the women of Fashionistas. Through your hard work and dedication FOFEF is now on the path toward the creation of an endowment that will support staff and further expand FOFEF with the goal to become self–sustaining and positioned to save and transform lives for generations to come.

Steven L. Maskin, MD
Director and Founder
Focus on Females Education Foundation, Inc.

Fashionistas is a group of women passionate about helping to raise funds for local worthy causes through professional, fashion-oriented events that often include the attendance of national celebrities.

On June 7, 2008, the Fashionistas hosted an Underwriters’ Party at the luxurious, waterfront home of Blake Casper in support of the 4th Annual Focus on Females Women’s Healthcare Symposium. The party featured Rita Coolidge, one of the most versatile singers of the Rock Generation, and two-time Grammy Award winner. The evening was spectacular. Attendance exceeded 200 guests.

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On November 8, 2008, the Fashionistas hosted the Fashionistas Focus on Females Fashion Show & Concert to benefit the Focus on Females Education Foundation. This was a star–studded evening in Old Hyde Park Village with a professionally choreographed celebrity Fashion Show produced by Kit’s Well-Heeled & Well-Dressed, with appearances by local top models and celebrity athletes, exhibits by an industry wide array of Tampa Bay’s most prominent businesses, plus a professional live and silent auction. There was wining and dining with some of Tampa Bay’s best restaurants including Timpano’s, Wine Exchange, 717 South, and Bailey’s. The evening ended with a performance by Anita Pointer, singer–songwriter and a member of American Grammy Award-winning Pop/R&B recording group, “The Pointer Sisters”. This was a grand finale to an evening that raised more than $50,000.00.




Mrs. Eva Fogarty, an 89 year old accomplished painter, had become legally blind in both eyes. In 2004, Steven L. Maskin, M.D. was able to restore her vision after ocular surface reconstruction and corneal transplantation surgery. After having her vision restored Mrs. Fogarty with her love of art was able to begin painting again.

During the end of 2005 Mrs. Fogarty found out that on March 11, 2006, Dr. Maskin would be hosting the First Annual Focus on Females® Women's Healthcare Symposium. She obtained the 2006 brochure of events which included the Focus on Females® logo, and then a few weeks before the event Mrs. Fogarty honored Dr. Maskin with two paintings depicting how she envisioned the Focus on Females® Women's healthcare Symposium.

Mrs. Fogarty has graciously let one of the paintings be printed as posters for the Focus on Females® Education Foundation, Inc. to benefit future Focus on Females® Women's Healthcare Symposiums.