October 2011 – The NFL and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers honors My Hope Chest during breast cancer awareness month and “Pink” Monday Night Football
Sept. 2011 – Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2011 – Best Thanks for the Mammories
July 2011 – Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2010 Business Woman of the Year Award Finalist in the Non-Profit category
March 2011 – International Women’s Day Outstanding Service Award, 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, hosted by The Women’s Information Network (The WIN).
October 2010 -Moxy Woman- www.moxywomen.com
July 2010 – Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2010 Business Woman of the Year Award Finalist in the Non-Profit category
November 2009 – “Everyday Hero”, Bay News 9 Tampa, Florida
November 2008 - “Local Hero”, Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, Las Vegas
November 2006 – Governor’s Points of Light Award nominee, Americorps Nevada, Community Service Individual
October 2011- Hillsborough Breast and Cervical Cancer
August 2011- Women’s Expo, Dunedin Florida
March 2011- Exhibit at the National Consortium of Breast Centers in Las Vegas
August 2010- Speaker at FIME International Medical Expo – Miami
March 2010- Women’s Expo- St. Petersburg
February 2010 – Exhibitor at 10th Annual Young Survival Coalition Conference, Atlanta, GA
February 2009 -Living Beyond Breast Cancer/ Young Survival Coalition Conference, Dallas, TX- Exhibitor
February 2008 -Living Beyond Breast Cancer/ Young Survival Coalition Conference, Jacksonville, FL- Exhibitor
March 2007 -Living Beyond Breast Cancer/ Young Survival Coalition Conference, Washington, DC- Exhibitor
June 2006 -National Consortium of Breast Centers, Las Vegas- Exhibitor
March 2006 – Charity recipient- “Women of Distinction Award”- Rio Hotel. Donations of $5,000 from NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners) and $5,000 from Harrah’s Hotels Inc were raised from the event.
March 2006 -Living Beyond Breast Cancer/ Young Survival Coalition Conference, Denver, CO – Exhibitor- Story in Denver Press
2006 Women’s Chamber of Conference- Exhibitor Non-Profit Mini Fair
2005 Women’s Chamber of Conference- Exhibitor Non-Profit Mini Fair
2004 World of Women- Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas- Exhibitor
July 2011- Bright House Media agrees to sponsor 2 major events with 600 30-second commercials, Hope Floats in Sept and TEE for TWO in Oct
June 2011- First Florida patient has surgery with Dr. Antonio Gayoso
June 2011- The International Academy of Design and Technology honors My Hope Chest fro the 2nd year as their charity for their 26th annual “Imagine” fashion show.
May 2010- Brenda Wiley is first patient to receive her surgery in New Orleans at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.
March 2010- The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery hospital in New Orleans partners with My Hope Chest
March 2010- Chosen as first recipient of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce “Community Project”
November 2009 – Director of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Antonio Gayoso of St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, partners with MHC for reconstruction program.
May 2009 – Moved Headquarters to Tampa Bay, Florida
April 2009- Vitality, benefit show by Cirque du Soleil artists, Las Vegas
February 2008- Kazickas Family Foundation makes Donation to provide one surgery for an MHC patient.
April 2007- Introduced new fundraiser “It’s Our Party” with comedian Rita Rudner.
February 2005- First patient, Suzie Davis receives reconstruction in Las Vegas with Dr. William Zamboni]
July 2004- My Hope Chest introduces new charity to Las Vegas community at Hooter’s kick off! CBS, NBC and ABC news teams cover the story.
December 2003- My Hope Chest receives its 501c3 non-profit status six weeks after applying.