Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Hosts Seventh Annual Party Under the Stars

The Giving Coast

SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JAN 8, 2020

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 Kayali, Dr. 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 RasysAll 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. 

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