An afternoon for and about women will help cancer patients in need

Ocala, Fla., January 16, 2019 — Stylish ladies who share a passion for pumps and a sweet spot for stilettos are invited to enjoy a fun afternoon at Wine Women & Shoes on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples. The fashionable fundraising event will benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients in need. FCS Medical Oncologists Dr. Faithlore Gardner and Dr. Silvia Romero are serving as honorary co-chairs for the event.

Guests will sip fine wines, shop for designer fashions, jewelry and shoes, mingle with dashing “Sole Men,” and enjoy a fabulous luncheon and fashion show. Exciting auctions with one-of-a-kind items and the ever popular ‘Key to the Closet’ raffle will also be part of the fun.

“We invite community-minded women (men are welcome, too!) to gather with us to help support cancer patients in need in a fun and innovative way,” said Dr. Faithlore Gardner.

“While this is truly a unique event, the real “wow” comes from knowing that all of the funds raised will help ease the burden for cancer patients in our community so they can focus on what truly matters – fighting cancer,” added Dr. Silvia Romero.

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.

FCS Foundation Board Member Tom Uhler said, “Funds raised at this event will make a meaningful difference in the lives of adults in our community who are living with cancer.”

VIP tickets, $300 per person or $3,000 for a table of ten, include VIP seating, a fabulous swag bag and sole men table service throughout lunch. Event tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are also available. Tickets and sponsorship information are available on the FCS Foundation website at To learn more, contact FCS Foundation Executive Director 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