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OctoberBreast fund-raiser at Micelli’s Restaurant to feature an art auction

By Staff | Oct 3, 2011

From Our Hearts will hold its annual OctoberBreast celebration on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Micelli’s Restaurant at 3930 Pine Island Road in Matlacha or, for those who wish to come by boat, at GPS=N26.38.317 W082.03.317

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we invite all islanders to come and have some great food, listen and dance to great music and bid on some unique artworks during our ‘Ta Ta’ Art Auction,” said Karen Washburn, president of the organization. “In addition to our goal of surpassing our proceeds from last year’s event, we also want to raise awareness about this disease which many don’t know is not unique to women.”

From Our Hearts is an island-based organization which provides breast cancer screenings and financial help with needed treatments, such as radiation and chemotherapy, for those fighting the disease.

“It being October, the event will be an all day happy hour with plenty of beer and food plus music and dancing under the tiki featuring the bands Burnt Out – Strange Arrangement and Soapbox, who are generously donating their performances,” Washburn notes. “New this year is our ‘Ta Ta’ art auctions of torsos decorated by many Island artists. These artistic creations will be auctioned at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.”

Also part of the event are a 50/50 raffle, a retail tent where Pink Ribbon and gift items may be purchased and informative presentations about what is being done in the fight against breast cancer.

All proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will be donated by Micelli’s Restaurant to From Our Hearts. “The generosity of the people on the island never ceases to amaze me,” Washburn said. “Even in tough times they come through and it’s important because many who now find themselves in tough circumstances might otherwise not be able to afford these vital diagnostics.”

The art creations are on display at the lounge at Micelli’s Restaurant for viewing prior to the event.

For more information please visit www.fromourheart.org.