For the past five years, nearly 1,000 women have gathered each spring in downtown Ft. Myers to honor the female spirit and the important role women have in our society as caregivers. The Celebration of Women to benefit Hope Hospice has been a sellout every year. Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 event, and organizers are projecting another sellout.

What makes the Celebration so popular? The fun! This year, guests will enjoy a champagne reception, silent auction, raffle, boutique shopping, lunch, and a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, Jennifer’s and Brodeur Carvelle. Nationally-acclaimed musical artists Mark Sanders and Lee Van Asten will perform Broadway show tunes.

Winners in the auction and raffle will have even more reasons to celebrate. Among the available items:
A pink Piaggio Vespa LX50 scooter valued at $6,000
Unprecedented personal pampering with a $1,500 gift certificate to Azul Spa
A 46-inch flat screen TV from Bill Smith Appliances and Electronics, valued at $1,399
A Whirlpool Cabrio Energy Star, High-Efficiency Washer and Dryer, valued at $1,800, courtesy of Home-Tech

“’See you at the Celebration!’” has become something I hear throughout the year from so many people in the community,” said Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. “We really look forward to this fun afternoon with long-time friends and new ones, in support of a very important cause.”

L-R: Event Committee member Heather Fitzenhagen; Committee Co-Chair Sandy Stilwell;
Hope HealthCare Services President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith