Fort Harrison's Wine and Chocolate Tasting Benefits My Hope Chest
Breast cancer is one of the most heavily funded causes in America, yet 22,000 underinsured women a year lose their breasts from cancer. This year's Wine and Chocolate Soiree will help raise awareness and funds for this cause.
Nov 13, 2014, 12:24 ET
CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday the 16th of November, members of the Clearwater community will gather at the Fort Harrison to raise funds and awareness for My Hope Chest, a charity that funds reconstructive surgery for women who have battled breast cancer. Guests will be treated to a wine and chocolate tasting from some of the world's best chocolatiers and most popular vineyards. The event is from 1 – 4 pm.
My Hope Chest was founded in 2003 by Alisa Savoretti, a former Las Vegas Showgirl who found herself struck with breast cancer – she was 38 and uninsured. After a mastectomy and 5 months of treatment and chemotherapy, Miss Savoretti was back on stage, billing herself as the "Lopsided Showgirl" and rebuilding her life. In living her own experience, Ms. Savoretti realized that there was a huge gap in treatment that existed for uninsured women.
With the help of members of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ms. Savoretti founded My Hope Chest as a 501c3 in December of 2003. It is the only national breast reconstruction organization that directly assists uninsured and under insured women to complete the final stage of their healing process. For more information about My Hope Chest, please visit their website at www.myhopechest.org.
Sponsors of the event include the Church of Scientology, William Dean Chocolates, David Ramirez Chocolates, Viktoria Richards Chocolates, Le Macaron French Pastries, Southern Wine and Spirits, Kenwood Vineyards and Dead Bolt Wine. A buffet of savory hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by the gold-medal winning chefs of the Fort Harrison.
This is the first event of its kind at the Fort Harrison. For ticket information, please call (727) 467-6860.
The Fort Harrison is the International Religious Retreat of the Church of Scientology. Founded by humanitarian and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is an applied religious philosophy that provides fundamental answers to life. For more information, please go to www.scientology.org.
Contact: Lisa Mansell
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