ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (October 10, 2017) — The 2018 Health First Foundation Grape Escape: Downtown Crush is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Citrus Club in Orlando.
This limited-seating, exclusive event features an evening of distinctive food courses prepared by Executive Chef Reiner Drygala, paired with premier wines. A spirited live auction will provide opportunities for attendees to bid on valued wines, vacations and custom jewelry designed by Wesche Jewelers. Sponsorship levels range from $1,500 to $25,000, with event tickets and program advertising varying, depending on the level of giving.
Funds raised at Grape Escape will assist Health First Heart & Vascular Services to bring advanced cardiac imaging to Brevard County. This new technology will give patients access to life-saving cardiac MRIs and PET scans locally, improving physicians' abilities to diagnose and treat heart problems.
"The leading cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease," said Michael Seeley, President of the Health First Foundation. "We chose this year's beneficiary with hopes of being able to bring these life-saving services to Brevard, potentially helping thousands of heart patients right here in our own community. The generosity of our community never ceases to amaze us."
Since its inception in 2001, the Grape Escape has raised nearly $4 million for Health First to provide world-class medical equipment, facilities and programs to serve Brevard County residents.
The 2018 Grape Escape co-chairs are Rita Moreno and Christine Lance. The Honorary Chairs are Phillip and Jeanne Farmer
For more information, call the Health First Foundation office at 321.434.7353 or visit HFgive.org.
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 2016, Health First provided more than $158 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we're giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org.