Breast Friends Forever Group and the PINK HEALS BREAST CANCER WALK and AUCTION FOR A CURE RAISED OVER $32,000.00 on October 20th, 2012 at Caliente Resort.
Breast Friends Forever with Kim Norman, Judi Miller, Polly Honor and Hilda Holt,was formed as an independent non-profit group of four ladies who wanted to help those with breast cancer as well as fund money for research and found Moffitt Cancer Care Foundation, the perfect recipient of our efforts. 100% of all proceeds go to Moffitt Cancer Center. All this is possible because of the support of Caliente Resort and the giving, caring community in which we live.
Hilda Holt, one of the founders of Breast Friends Forever and the Pink Heels Breast Cancer Auction said, ” This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to show your support by walking, running – bidding and bidding high! And they did!
The full day event began with a PINK HEALS walk and ended with a silent/live auction!
With 122 registered walkers…dressed in varying shades of pink, of course took to the streets of Caliente! The walk consisted of a pre-planned path thru Caliente Resort, being led by a beautiful pink golf cart, and ended at the main entrance to the Caliente clubhouse, where the nightclub was adorned with hundreds of beautiful and creative items for the silent and LIVE auction!
The auction event was open to the public so even more people jammed into Caliente Resort for the Pink Heals Charity Auction. The bidding began at 3pm and continued until all items had been auctioned off, and it was all for a good cause.
The Pink Heals event rose over $32,000.00 in one day, at one event! You can see what these ladies can do when they put their minds and creativity to work!
“We love to create really special items for our auctions and this year wasexceptional! We placed 36 bottles of wine ranging in value from $11 to $63 in a beautifully decorated pink wheel barrel. The winning bid for the wheel barrel was $1300. The winning bidder then turned around and donated the wheel barrel full of wine back to be auctioned again, this time bringing in $1000. (For a total of $2300). Caliente again donated not just the facility but also a 2-year membership, which raised $3800. In addition to the Tampa resort membership,Caliente also donated a five night all-inclusive vacation at Caliente Caribe in the Dominican Republic! But that wasn’t all; the resort also donated event tickets and other resort items. There were custom artworks, prints and paintings which went for up to $900 each.
A catered dinner for $1000 plus items donated from Tampa restaurants, local golf courses, businesses, as well as many talentedartists and individuals from our generous Caliente community.
One of the more unique bidding wars took place when Georgie, activities and entertainment director of Caliente had a Strip-Bid in which she layered herself with as many various items of gorgeous donated clothing and accessories, and removed them only for the HIGEST bidder! The “Breast Friends Forever” group are known for their unique, fun and interesting ways to raise money for this wonderful cause.
The Pink Heals Walk raised $3050 The Pink Heals Auction raised $29,850
Proceeds from the auction to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Care Foundation. An over-sized check for $32,900.00 will be presented to Moffitt Cancer Care Foundation next week!
For more information on this auction and other planned events, you can email Hilda Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.