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 fcsf.org/Naples2020. To learn more, contact FCS Foundation Executive Director Lynn Rasys at LRasys@FLCancer.com 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: Foundation.FLCancer.com or call (941) 677.7181.
For More Information, Contact:
Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Executive Director, Lynn Rasys
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Shelly Glenn
Director of Marketing & Communications, Michelle Robey
Meet Antonio Azzato, the visionary behind the Las Meninas Sculpture Project. To continue the successful and positive spirit of the Las Meninas project in Madrid, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Healing Arts in Medicine are bringing Antonio Azzato’s vision to the United States for the first time.
Azzato was born and raised in Venezuela and has Italian and Spanish roots. He has raised more than 550K euros for different charitable foundations. His experience in the engineering, business, marketing, and interior design fields has given him the technical and artistic training to develop his Meninas Gallery project, which has positioned the silhouette of the Menina as the new icon of the city of Madrid, where he currently resides. Learn more about Antonio here.
Painted by Diego Velázquez in 1656,“Las Meninas” translates to Ladies in Waiting. Considered a masterpiece depicting life in the court of King Philip IV of Spain, the painting represents a turning point in art history for the way in which Velázquez broke from the stiff formal portraits that typically defined royal subjects.
Inspired by the iconic painting “Las Meninas,” which translates to “Ladies in Waiting,” Spanish artist and sculptor Antonio Azzato created larger than life-size statues, fashioned in the shape of the Ladies in Waiting in the famous painting, that have been displayed in the streets of Madrid every fall since 2018. The statues are painted by various Spanish artists and celebrities and used to raise money for different charities. For the project with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), smaller statues that are white, like a blank canvas, will be distributed to 12 designated FCS clinics. Together with local artists, patients will bring their Las Meninas vision to life, giving each statue its own unique theme and color palette.
Once complete, the Las Meninas sculptures will be on display in local communities, raising awareness of the extreme healing power of art in medicine. After a months-long tour of the state, each will be placed on auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. The Foundation assists cancer patients in need in Florida with essential everyday living expenses.
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