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‘Taste of Freedom’ gala to benefit Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition

By Staff | Mar 29, 2016

Time is running out to buy tickets for the inaugural Taste of Freedom to be held Saturday, April 9 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers. This fun-filled evening will feature a Lexus raffle and over $25,000 of live auction items, with all proceeds benefitting the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition.

Tickets can be obtained at SWFL-humantrafficking.org for $75, and tables are available for purchase as well.

This glamorous evening will feature a variety of exciting live auction items, including a trip to Africa, a chef’s evening for four at Brio, a beach house weekend, breakfast with Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, a two-night stay in Key West, lunch for four with Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and many more once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. A 24-month lease on a 2016 Lexus will be raffled off during the event to one lucky winner.

The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition has partnered with 10 restaurants and niche caterers in Southwest Florida for this inaugural event. Cantina Laredo, DaRuMa, LeRoy Selmon’s, Crave Culinaire, Tarpon Bay, India Palace, LeeSar Culinary, Here’s Howe, Black Salt and Ellie Bee’s Bakery will feature their culinary creations during Taste of Freedom.

A surprise guest will serve as the Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening. This sparkling event calls for cocktail attire and will feature live band entertainment and wine tastings in addition to all the delectable food.

Taste of Freedom also will unmask the realities of human trafficking and celebrate the empowerment of its survivors in our immediate area. All proceeds raised through the event will benefit the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition to help provide medical and treatment needs, safe shelter, clothing and food.

Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers serves as the event’s Title Sponsor, with Platinum PEO Resources, Inc., CONRIC PR & Marketing, Card Systems and Dunkin’ Diamonds also sponsoring. Support for Taste of Freedom allows Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition to assist victims of human trafficking on a local, national and global scale.