• Cocktails, Couture and Compassion at Easterseals’ A Pair To Remember

    Tampa Bay’s well-heeled women put their hearts and “soles” into enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities at this dazzling shoe-themed fundraiser
    Easterseals Florida’s is pleased to announce its eighth annual A Pair to Remember on Friday, March 24, at the Straz Center of Tampa. This exciting and dynamic ladies luncheon mixes cocktails and couture with compassion for those with special needs.
    “The perfect pair of heels makes anyone look and feel good. But this year, buying a new pair of Jimmy Choos can help others too. This great organization makes an incredible impact in the lives of children and families in our community, and the fact that 94 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the programs and services makes you feel confident about donating your time and money.” said Robin Roberts, event Chair.
    Easterseals Florida is a non-profit organization that provides essential services to children, adults and veterans with disabilities and special needs, and to their caregivers. Every year, it hosts A Pair to Remember to help fund these programs. Ladies enjoy a luncheon complete with a champagne reception, silent auction and live auction including the season’s hottest designer shoes.
    Event emcees are local celebrity personalities, Rhonda Shear, an actress and comedian, and Anthony Sullivan, most commonly known as the Oxi-Clean guy.
    brands like Valentino, Manolo Blahnik and MGemi paired with exotic trips to the
    Local boutiques and
    shoe manufacturers from all over the world come together to create the ultimate
    “pairing” of designer shoes and luxury live auction packages. Guests can expect
    BVI and exquisite dining experiences at Rococo Steak. Last year’s event took place
    on Friday, February 26th, and raised a record-breaking $144,000.
    This dynamic duo brings celebrity star power and keeps the room full of energy while ladies are sipping champagne and raising their bid paddles high in the air.
    Fundraising events like A Pair to Remember would not be possible without the generous support of businesses through their sponsorships and donations. Recently joining the cause, BMO Harris Bank is this year’s presenting sponsor.
    “BMO’s promise to customers, ‘We’re here to help,’ also applies to our role in the communities where we live and work. There’s no question that Easterseals is leadingthewayinadvocatingforthedisabilitycommunity. That’swhywe’reso proud to be their partner on this wonderful event. ” said Melissa Murphy, BMO Harris VP Community Affairs Manager.
    Additional sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more details please visit www.apairtoremember.com.
    About Easterseals
    For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disability. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major, positive, life—changing difference in the lives of people and families challenged by today’s disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disability for the 21st century. Locally, Easterseals provides The Murray Child Development Center, an inclusive child development center for infants through preschool (0-5 years of age), and 3 Teen Parenting Programs that provide child care services for teenage parents while they are attending classes as well as support for the teen parents to learn about caring for their child, healthy interactions and developmental milestones. Join us as we take on disability together. Visit www.easterseals.com/florida for more information.