Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Hosts Seventh Annual “Party Under the Stars”

Sarasota, Fla., January 6, 2019 — Recognized in SRQ Magazine’s reader’s poll as one of the best events of 2019, plans are underway for the seventh annual Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation signature event, Party Under the Stars, honoring Dave (1949-2018) and Bobbi Norris of the Make a Difference Today Foundation.  Co-chaired by FCS physicians Dr. Fadi KayaliDr. Miguel Pelayo and Dr. Judy Wang, the event will be held on Feb. 1, 2020 from 5:30 – 11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.

The 2020 Party Under the Stars, expected to attract more than 400 guests, promises to be a dazzling evening. Entertainment will feature a Joan L. Kidd, MD Fight for Life Concert Series performance by Powerhouse Next Generation, one of the country’s top dance/show bands, along with dinner featuring expert chefs and silent and live auctions with fabulous prizes.

Honorary Co-chair and FCS Physician Dr. Kayali said, “I, along with my colleagues, Dr. Pelayo and Dr. Wang, are delighted to be named co-chairs of this exquisite event in Sarasota. Together, we are hoping to make a difference in the lives of those people who are living with cancer and their families. Last year we raised $300,000 and we hope to top that amount.”

FCS Foundation Board Chairman Dr. Michael Diaz added, “Since 2011, the FCS Foundation has given out more than $5.5 million in patient grants. Our fundraising efforts have surpassed our expectations and, as a result, we will be increasing the annual maximum individual grant amounts to $2,000 beginning January 2020.”

“Funds raised at this event help to make the cancer journey less stressful for those in need of assistance during their treatment, and it promises to be really fun,” said FCSF Executive Director Lynn Rasys.

All proceeds will benefit the FCS Foundation, which provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients who are currently undergoing treatment in Florida. The FCS Foundation’s overhead is paid by Florida Cancer Specialists’ physicians so that 100% of donations (net of event expenses) benefit cancer patients in need.

Event tickets are $225 per person or $2,000 for a table of 10 and include dinner, live music and dancing. Guests are encouraged to wear cocktail attire. Tickets can be purchased on the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation’s website at

Sponsorships are also available. To learn more about Party Under the Stars, contact Lynn Rasys at or (941) 677-7184.


About Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation provides financial support to qualified adult cancer patients in the state of Florida for expenses such as rent or mortgage, car payments and utility bills. By giving patients peace of mind in knowing that their bills are being paid while they are undergoing treatment, the FCS Foundation allows them to concentrate on what really matters – fighting cancer.

Due to the generosity of the Florida Cancer Specialists physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly toward paying the essential non-medical living expenses of an adult battling cancer.

The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization located at 5204 Paylor Lane in Sarasota, Florida 34240. Learn more about the FCS Foundation at: or call (941) 677.7181.

For More Information, Contact:
Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Executive Director, Lynn Rasys
(941) 677.7184

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Shelly Glenn
(770) 365.6168

Director of Marketing & Communications, Michelle Robey
(813) 767.9398

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