Health First Grape Escape Set Oct. 15, Will Raise Funds For Heart & Vascular Services

By  //  August 15, 2016

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The 2016 Health First Foundation’s Grape Escape Wine, Dinner & Auction is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 6-11 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 2016 Health First Foundation’s Grape Escape Wine, Dinner & Auction is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 6-11 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

The event features an evening of wine tasting and farm-to-table dining prepared by Executive Chef Peter Zampaglione. A live auction conducted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey will provide opportunities for attendees to bid on valued wines, vacations and a one-of-a-kind jewel designed by Wesche Jewelers.

Sponsorship levels range from $1,250 to $25,000 with event tickets and program advertising varying depending on level of giving.

Funds raised at the Grape Escape will help Health First Heart & Vascular Services to develop a comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic.

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The clinic will help cardiovascular patients manage risk factors and make lifestyle changes through screenings, education and rehabilitation with a goal of empowering patients to improve their health and overcome future risks.

“Each year, we are overwhelmed by the generous spirit of our community,” said Jeanene Donilon, Director of the Health First Foundation.

Jeanene Donilon

Jeanene Donilon

“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and this event will help us to provide life-saving education and services to thousands of heart patients.”

Since its inception in 2002, the Grape Escape has raised more than $3 million for Health First to provide world-class medical equipment, facilities and programs to serve Brevard County residents.

The Honorary Chairs of the 2016 Grape Escape are Phillip and Jeanne Farmer and the co-chairs are John Gallo and Christine Lance.

For more information, please call the Health First Foundation office at 321-434-7353 or visit HFgive.org

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey (from left) and his wife, Susan, served as guest auctioneers at Health First Foundation's annual Grape Escape event, which was co-chaired by Pam Gatto, owner of Gatto’s Tires and Auto Service, and John Gallo of Raymond James and Associates. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, and his wife, Susan, left, at Health First Foundation’s annual Grape Escape event. With the Iveys are Pam Gatto and John Gallo. A live auction conducted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey will provide opportunities for attendees to bid on valued wines, vacations and a one-of-a-kind jewel designed by Wesche Jewelers. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

FULLY INTEGRATED DELIVERY NETWORK

Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services.

As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2015, Health First provided more than $129 million in community support.

To learn more about Health First and giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org


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