Friday, November 9, 2012

Hearts of Hope Garden Party scheduled for Feb. 16 at Hyatt Regency

The Women’s Committee for Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs announced that its 11th annual fundraising event will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.

This year’s Hearts of Hope Garden Party will feature a silent auction with unique items available for bidding, a raw bar, cocktails and live entertainment including, jugglers, mimes and a caricature artist. The party takes place on the Hyatt’s Belvedere Terrace for a festive, open-air atmosphere.

Hearts of Hope co-chairs Donna Roberts and Jerry Risk said the auction will include tickets to coveted events such as the ESPY and Emmy Awards, exclusive luxury travel to exotic destinations including Croatia, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences including a visit with an astronaut.

“Our entire committee is hard at work locating the most intriguing auction items we can find,” said Roberts. “We’re all passionate about our support for Hope Hospice, and we know this year’s Garden Party must live up to our 11-year reputation for providing a terrific experience for our sponsors and guests. It will be another memorable evening on behalf of a great cause.”

Proceeds from the event benefit Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs’ inpatient hospice-care facility.

“We couldn’t be more grateful to the Women’s Committee and its steadfast support of our efforts to provide services to the Bonita Springs community,” said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services. “Each year’s annual event exceeds our expectations because of the committee’s dedication.”

Event invitations for the Hearts of Hope Garden Party will be sent by mid-December with RSVP information and further details about the available auction items.

For more information, visit www.HopeHCS.org/Hearts, or call Heather Chester at Hope HealthCare Services at 239-489-9164.