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Tickets still remaining for the 14th Annual Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night

By Staff | Aug 9, 2017

The 14th Annual Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night is set for Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rumrunners in Cape Harbour. The fund raiser will feature cocktails and fine culinary creations from Chef Todd Johnson and Chef Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners, Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, Chef Harold Balink of Harold’s, Chef Andy Hunter of The Bay House, Chefs Norman & Ryan Love of Norman Love Confections, and other local celebrity chefs from across Southwest Florida.

Among the many live and silent auctions offered, this year includes two tickets to Kenny Chesney’s concert on Aug. 26 at Gillette Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts featuring Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion and a three day, two night hotel stay and $500 Visa gift card to use towards airfare. Once again, a champagne toast drawing to win a custom designed Mark Loren piece valued over $2,000 will also be featured. The silent auction will feature hand-signed sports and entertainment memorabilia as well as trips and travel to some of the most desirable destinations and most popular events in the country.

Since 2003, the Celebrity Chef Night event has raised more than $1 million for Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Established in 1995, Barbara’s Friendsprovides equipment, staffing and services to support lifesaving cancer care for children from across Southwest Florida at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program is the only designated pediatric oncology cancer center of its kind in Southwest Florida, and has served over 3,500 patients since opening. No child is denied treatment or turned away as a result of their family’s inability to pay for care.

Major sponsors include Century 21 Sunbelt, Siesta Pebble, Texas Roadhouse, Custom Packaging and Products, Private Client Insurance Services, Cheney Brothers, Jason’s Deli, and The Comrie Cancer Foundation.

Tickets are $175 each and sell out quickly. To reserve tickets or for remaining sponsorship opportunities, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/Rumrunners or call Lee Health Foundation at (239) 343-6950.