Tickets are on sale, now, for “Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations and live entertainment on Thursday, October 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Galleria Fort Lauderdale This year’s highly anticipated event that benefits Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor City Furniture as its Child Advocate of the Year. Eric Yutzy, WPLG Local 10 morning news anchor, will host this year’s social occasion.
While the list of restaurants keeps growing, Heart Gallery of Broward is pleased to welcome Andy’s Live Fire Grill & Bar, Canyon, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Funky Buddha, Hellenic Republic, Lips, Press & Grind, S3, Season’s 52, Sicilian Oven, Sweeter Days Bake Shop, The Capital Grille, Tulio’s Tacos & Tequila Bar and Wilton Creamery. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants will offer an exclusive wine bar while Harry Blu’s Gin and Stoli will craft cocktails as part of the open bar atmosphere. Live entertainment will be provided by songstress Laura Vivas, a former contestant NBC’s The Voice.
“We are thrilled to return Galleria Fort Lauderdale to showcase our region’s top restaurants that are committed to helping children in need find loving homes,” said Dr. Mary Kinirons, executive director of Heart Gallery of Broward County. “This year’s Child Advocate honoree, City Furniture, is rooted in South Florida philanthropy and has been championing home and family for more than 20 years. We’re delighted to share their growth and accomplishments.”
City Furniture, this year’s “Eat Your Heart Out” honoree, is a leading furniture and home accents retailer with 20 statewide showrooms and an online presence dedicated to style and value. Through its #CITYCARES program, the company gives 5% of its profits, annually, back to nonprofit organizations that foster a sense of home, service, education, health and diversity.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a variety of raffle prizes including a three-night Lago Mar suite stay including breakfast for two each morning and dinner plus additional gifts, two annual Water Taxi passes and three roundtrip airfares for two to anywhere Spirit Airlines flies.
Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 9th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.
Event sponsors and contributors include City & Shore magazine, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, OutClique magazine, WPLG Local 10, Advanced Roofing, BBI – Burdette Beckmann Inc., Hudson Family Foundation, Las Olas Capital Advisors, Modular Office Environments, The Related Group, Blue Truck Productions, Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Harry Blu’s Gin, Stoli, Team Enterprises, KO Lawyers, The Moss Foundation, Spirit Airlines, Toothaker.org, Walter Duke & Partners, RE Analyst and Water Taxi.
Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Raffle tickets are $50 each. To purchase tickets, visit www.heartgalleryofbroward.org/get-involved/eat-your-heart-out. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.
Photo Credit: Michael Murphy Photography