Thanks to Cathy Sink, Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic will receive a $2,000

Allstate Foundation donation in her honor 

Fort Myers, FL June 1, 17 – For the last ten years, Cathy Sink has pulled double duty. By day she runs her Allstate agency helping customers and residents with insurance solutions for their household. During her free time, you’ll find Sink helping to find solutions for people in need at the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic, delivering Christmas presents to children with parents in prison, serving on the Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Police Foundation, and more. For her outstanding contributions and volunteer efforts, Sink has been named one of 14 regional winners of the 2017 Ray Lynch Community Service award – Allstate’s top national honor recognizing an agency owner or financial specialist for the way he or she gives back and makes a difference in the community.

“Cathy Sink supports her community in every way possible,” said Regional Sales Leader Jim Uschelbec. “As a local business owner, Cathy believes in going above and beyond the call of duty to do what’s best for customers and the community. She wants to make a positive impact because it is the community where she works and lives.”

“I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Sink. “I have been proud to be an Allstate agent for over 20 years and being able to get out and help to make positive changes in our community is very rewarding to me.”

Sink, who opened her Allstate insurance business twenty years ago, serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic and the Fort Myers Police Foundation in addition to volunteering for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Angel Tree Ministries, Lee County Housing Authority, and The Make a Wish Foundation. Part of her volunteer work includes coordinating fundraisers for lifesaving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Foundation, sorting and packing food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and helping unload trucks, set up tables, and decorate the City Park for holiday events. She also delivered Christmas presents to children with parents in prison for Angel Tree Ministries, helped at community events in support of the Wounded Warrior Fund, and joined community members in making a human pink ribbon to support the Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

“We are so proud of Cathy that she received this award from Allstate”, said Alan Gruning, DO, Board Chair and Medical Director of the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic. “She is truly a dedicated volunteer, serving on our Board of Directors and helping in the expansion of our services so that we can help more people suffering with painful conditions and without insurance or the financial resources to get needed help. Cathy is making a difference in our community, one person at a time, with her perseverance, energy, and compassion.”

The Ray Lynch Community Service award is dedicated to the memory of former Allstate agent Ray Lynch of Fayetteville, N.C. Lynch built a successful agency around a remarkable record of service to his community. During his 32 years as an Allstate agent, Lynch earned many company honors. In 1999, Lynch passed away. Inspired by his leadership, Allstate created this community service award in his honor.

As a winner, Sink receives a $2,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation that she is donating to another organization she supports, the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic, which helps people in chronic pain who have no insurance or money for the care they need.

Since 1997, Sink has been serving her customers insurance needs with two thriving agencies in Fort Myers. One location is at 11841 Palm Beach Suite 111 and can be reached at 239-693-2255. The other location is at 13650 Fiddlestick Boulevard Suite 203 and can be reached at 239-561-8600.

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit