October 27th Tampa Florida ~ “Booooobie Ball” Returns!

Save the date for

spooooktackular event of the season..!!!


It’s heeearrrrrrrrr…

Gathering PIrates, Wenches, gooolies and goblins….

Join FUNraiser HOSTS,

Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O’Malley at Tampa’s Floridan Palace for the 2nd Booooobie Ball” Halloween Bash ~ Saturday October 27th

It’s THE Halloween party of the year!

Entertainment by Late Night Brass

Seee you sooon!

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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day! Oct 17th!

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day!

Bringing Hope to Life for  Survivors and My Hope Chest

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has declared a day at last to bring light to breast reconstruction, the need for presenting options to newly diagnosed.

The awareness of this day, for MY Hope Chest, the ONLY national organization dedicated to providing breast reconstruction surgery to uninsured and under insured survivors, means that at last, our mission has a VOICE and hopefully, via the granting program of the ASPS Foundation, the charity can receive grant money.  Historically, organizations like Susan G. Komen and American Cancer Society do not allocate dollars to breast reconstruction, focusing on awareness, education and research for the disease. As a result of this funding blockade where most dollars are donated each year,  My Hope Chest has not been able to secure dollars to keep up with the need yet and applications coming to us weekly, mostly referred by these organizations.  (In the most heavily funded cause in America, we might add.)

My Hope Chest calls October Breast Cancer Action month and believes now is the time to put our money and attention in the area where dollars make a definitive deference.

This new day, bradayusa.org, offers MHC “HOPE”…. we will have another funding resource to server our wait list of women nationally and in addition to recruiting more surgeons within the ASPS to partner with us and facilitate this mission.  Breast reconstruction is the “Final step of breast cancer treatment” for those who desire, and is covered by insurance.

To be clear…

My Hope Chest helps uninsured survivors and now even corporate America is coming to us with the need to meet their “co-pays.”  We proudly support BraDayUSA and encourage you and yours to host a “Hope Floats” event on our behalf next year!

Contact us for more details today.

Moxy Women Miracle Concert and Expo this weekend!

Moxy Miracle Concert & Healthy Living Expo
August 24th & 25th, 2012

A musical variety show with some of the most talented musicians, performers and vocalists in the Southeast with a portion of ticket proceeds benefiting My Hope Chest.. A night you will not want to miss!

Get ready for another amazing concert by Jean Harper of Moxy Women…   Learn more and Buy your tickets here!!

3rd-Annual “Hot August Night” Bar Hop! Sat August 18

Join us Saturday, August 18 on Corey Avenue for another fun Bar Hop, Skip and Jump!

My Hope Chest is pleased to announce the third installment of our Hot August Night summer fundraiser partnering with the entertaining bars, restaurants and merchants along historical Corey Avenue in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida!

Enjoy a casual evening stroll along the “Avenue” sipping cool libations, listening to live music and trying your chance at winning great prizes at the finishing stop!

SCHEDULE: Route details

  • 6-6:50 Riptides- 1st stop & drink, 2 gift certificates for Riptides, selling raffle tickets and tickets at the door!
  • 7:00-7:50- Madeleina’s Cottage (Corey Ave) 2nd stop & draft beer/poinsettia (champagne/cranberry)
  • 8:00-8:50- Swigwam (Corey Ave) 3rd stop & Bud Light/Miller Lite draft/wine/well drink. Guitarist Rob Pardo will be playing outside.
  • 9:00-10:00 – Blue Parrot- Final stop, music, food & draft beer/well drink/wine, raffle winners and grand prize winners announced! Must be present to win.

TICKETS: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Parking: Parking will be available at Blue Parrot and along Corey Avenue

To see others who will be attending the event, join us on Facebook!

HOTEL: If you have too much fun to drive home, St. Petersburg and surrounding beaches offer many great hotels to choose from! Please drink responsibly.

Advance Tickets – $25 Each

Register for the Event and Buy Tickets Here

March Madness “Building Boobies” Basketball Shoot-Off!

March Madness Logo

SAVE THE DATE and get to Courtside Grille to start Practicing!

WHO: The Courtside Grille will partner with My Hope Chest during the NCAA “Final Four” games to raise money for breast reconstruction.

WHAT: A hoop shooting contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place hourly prizes and a “Shoot-Off” for THE GRAND PRIZE!

WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2012 | 5-10 pm – First participants can shoot to win. Winners of each hour shoot off during 1/2 time of the Second Game. (around 10ish).

HOW: $5 a turn gets you in each hour- First come first serve in 2 minute increments- get their early to sign up!!!

“Boobie Shots” to beat the clock and more surprises… stay tuned!


ANGEL VOLUNTEERS…..Contact us today | 2PM meeting at Courtside Sunday, February 26th!

My Hope Chest to exhibit in young women’s conference New Orleans Feb 24-26

My Hope Chest has been invited to exhibit at the 11th Annual conference in New Orleans on February 24-26, 2012, and we are excited to kick off the conference with information about breast reconstruction!

The Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer (C4YW) is the only international event focused on the unique needs and issues faced by women diagnosed before age 45. Created by young women, for young women.

We hope you will join us at this wonderful seminar. You are encouraged to sign up now!!

Visit The Young Survival Coalition and Living Beyond Breast Cancer to learn more about the cause.

Stay tuned post-event for our news and contributions.

Hope Floats on Beach Drive ~ Sat Sept 24th

… a culinary stroll along the waterfront

Proudly sponsored by Bright House Networks________________________________________________

Join MHC on Saturday, September 24th for our first annual dining fete and the Best of the Bay in St. Pete!

Guests Relax and stroll along historic Beach Drive while enjoying a sampling of world-class cuisines, desserts and teas served by St. Petersburg’s finest restaurants on the waterfront.

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Gatsby’s, The Moon Under Water, BellaBrava, ParkShore Grill and The Hooker Tea Company.

Start with a sip or 2 at the preceding Happy Hour. Then, enjoy palate pleasing samples from appetizers through dessert served under the stars. Attendees will be welcomed by the wonderful  hospitality and delicious fare of Beach Drive restaurateurs while raising funds for My Hope Chest’s unique mission of breast reconstruction for uninsured breast cancer survivors.

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
TIME: 6-10
START: 400 Beach Drive
END: The Hooker Tea Company

RESERVATIONS: $75 in Advance, $100 Day of Event
Limited Space Available


Come early to enjoy Happy Hour at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House 3pm – 6pm.  Includes 1/2 off Draft Beers, Well Cocktails and House Wines and $1 off all other drinks.

Stroll will begin at 6pm at THE GATSBY with wine tastings from Masciarelli Wine Company. Wine or beer parings will be served with each course at participating restaurants.

Silent Auction items will be on display throughout the evening, and winners announced during tea and dessert. This is an affair to remember THAT WILL FILL UP, so make reservations early!

Buy Advance Tickets Online
NOTE:  You will not receive a ticket but your name will be added to the Reservation List at the door.  Bring your receipt to be safe 😉


2011 Tee for Two Charity Golf Classic

The exclusive Bay Palms Golf Complex on MacDill AFB Hosts Tee for Two event.

Proudly sponsored by Bright House Networks

After much anticipation and excitement Golf enthusiasts united on Friday October 21st and enjoyed an afternoon of FUN, golf and relaxation, along the waterfront at The Bay Palms Golf Complex on Mac Dill AFB in Tampa.

The charity event was a huge success and raised nearly $8000 on this first time event which included a $2500 matching donation from the Modern Woodman!!  designed to not only raise funds but moreover, bring My Hope Chest’s unique mission and work to the forefront during breast cancer awareness month.

SHOTGUN START 1pm Lunch and Range time begins at 11:30

Tournament includes:

Lunch was catered by Domino’s, awards dinner was from the Courtside Grille and 18 holes along the glorious waterfront. There was no lucky winner this year for a  Hole-In-One to win the Ed Morse Cadillac… but there is always next year!!

**Terms for Cadillac: The winner of a hole in one will receive a 3 year lease of a Cadillac from Ed Morse of Tampa or $15,000 towards the purchase of a new vehicle.


Bands for Boobies II ~ Oct. 15, 2011


Time: Saturday, October 15 · 2:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Crabby Bill’s, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Rocky Point, FL

Spend an AWESOME DAY listening to great local musicians and supporting our fabulous cause.

Hosted by our Favorite MHC supporter and emcee Sabrina Vizzari

WHAT: A full spectrum of amazing Musical Guests from jazz to rock!!
WHEN: Saturday Oct 15th 2-8:30PM
WHY: Supporting My Hope Chest and breast reconstruction for “uninsured” breast cancer survivors
COST: $15 Donation at the Door (portion of proceeds for the charity)
Great Raffles prizes – Over $3,500.00 in prizes – and 50/50 to win some cash!

Insurance covers breast reconstruction… My Hope Chest efforts focus on the total healing of body, mind and dignity of the UNINSURED breast cancer survivor.

THE SHOW: An AMAZING Line up this year with a full spectrum of music catering to the tastes of every generation!!!

• Lisa Casalino 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Originally from Long Island, NY, Lisa Casalino has been performing in Central FL since 1998. Based in Tampa, FL, she’s one of the most sought-after singers here. With musical talent so versatile, gorgeous looks, and a lively spirit to boot –it’s a given you’ll find her performing at the finest attractions in the Bay area … and beyond.
♫ http://www.myspace.com/lcasalino
♫ lisacasalino@hotmail.com

• Daniel B. Marshall Band 3 – 3:40 pm
Daniel B. Marshall, a refreshing artist hailing from Tampa, FL, is the face of what music is and always will be. He’s a singer who writes his own songs, plays multiple instruments, is in need of zero studio gimmicks or computer tricks to make his music interesting, and performs as often and fervently as possible. He has toured the world as a guitar player (Nick Carter, Ashley Gearing), recorded with top-notch producers (Danny Rader, Shelly Yakus), and performed on television and radio stations across the country in addition to playing over 260 shows each year. Drawing from the folk, rock, and country acts from his mother’s vinyl collection such as James Taylor, CCR, and Bill Withers, his own brand of music reflects a deep love of carefully crafted lyrics and melody. Daniel B. is the kind of musician that proves what we all know: if you dream big and work passionately, you will have success and reach the top.
♫ daniel@danielbmarshallmusic.com
♫ http://facebook.com/danielbmarshall

• 3:41 pm – 3:55 pm (15 minutes) Zumba gals music demonstration

• Shakemode 3:56 pm – 4:35 pm
SHAKEMODE plays contemporary and classic hits with their own indie pop swag. With a wide variety ranging from classics, to radio hits, to club bangers, SHAKEMODE is bringing the heat to Florida’s entertainment scene. See what the Tampa Bay Times calls “A cut above much of the beach rock you might expect to find…” .
♫ http://www.youtube.com/shakemode
♫ http://www.facebook.com/SHAKEMODE

• poundSalt 4:51 pm – 5:30 pm
poundSalt is a Hard Funk band quickly solidifying itself as one of the premiere live acts around with their high octane shows. Download their first single “WINDOW” on any major digital site through Rising Sun Music.
♫ http://www.myspace.com/poundsalt08
♫ http://www.facebook.com/pages/poundSalt/177463557596?sk=info

• Hope Darling 5:46 pm – 6:20 pm
Hope Darling is an alternative/modern rock band based in the Tampa Bay area. Named after a dearly departed friend, Hope Darling is a band comprised of friends and family brought together by their shared love of music. With musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from classical to blues to rock to reggae and hip-hop, Hope Darling combines the very best of alternative and modern rock while entertaining and captivating audiences with their sincerity and drive.
♫ hopedarling727@gmail.com
♫ http://facebook.com/hopedarlingband

• LX 6:36 pm – 7:15 pm
LX is no stranger to the music scene having started his musical career at the tender age of 7 years old, touring throughout the southeast region with his siblings. LX has a growing following world-wide because of his energizing, soulful and entertaining performances.
LX’s polished lyrical styling and dynamic energy transcends multiple ethnicities and ages everywhere he performs. LX, as lead vocalist for his brothers group, A7, won the hearts of thousands across the country with the single, “Don’t Walk Away,” which earn the band 29 Consecutive weeks on Billboard Charts top 20, top 10 on R&R, and top 30 Media Guide Charts. LX says, “This was an exciting time for me, because my voice was on the radio, a song I wrote along with my brother, Zo and good buddy, John – this was something we’ve always wanted to hear – it was an amazing time for all of us.” LX did not only hear his voice on the radio, but saw his interviews being covered in major press, such as Ebony and others.
♫ http://www.facebook.com/lx.entertain

• Resinated 7:30 pm – 8:10 pm
Resinated is an up and coming, hardworking five piece Rock/Reggae outfit that consists of harmonic melodies drawn together through brass and string instruments. Resinated has been together for less than a year and has proven that they are worthy for any stage in any town! Kenny Mullins (vocals, composer and guitarist) created Resinated to be a “Unity” of art, music, and water culture. Hailing from the beaches of Florida, Kenny met John Gray (Lead Guitars and composer) on a skim board in Indian Rocks Beach. Since then they have been shredding all over the coast. Josh Hasak (percussion) and Justin Runfola (bass, artist for band) soon joined after connecting with John and Kenny one night at a gig, and soon after came Cameron Willinger (trumpet and trombone) to add a finishing ingredient to the bands flavor. Together they have played venues such as: Jannus Live, State Theatre, Local 662, Red Mesa Cantina, Venue, Vintage, Brass Mug and many more! They have shared the stage with bands such as: Iration, Stephen Marley, Anberlin, Suenalo, Fayuca, Geri x, Burning Tree, Fiction 20 Down, Authority zero and also have played numerous of charities! Resinated release their first album “Unity” only three months after playing together. They are currently working on their new full- length album due in mid-winter. This album will be the beginning of a long road these guys plan on covering!
♫ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Resinated/170520622969635?ref=ts

• 8:11 pm – 8:25 pm (15 minutes) Sabrina Vizzari – Closing, Thank you etc.


o 1st Dance Studio – (4) 1 private dance lesson & 1 Friday party Gift certificates ($95 value each)
o Aqua – Buy one get one free
o Bayshore Bootcamp by Meli – (5) 1 month class passes ($50 value each)
o Blue Martini – Gift Certificate ($50 value)
o Caliente – Gift Bag: promo items & guest pass (Over $100 value)
o Channelside Cinemas 10 – (10) movie passes ($130 value)
o Clear Waters Pools Services – (2) 1 month gift certificates for Chemical cleaning ($75 value each)
o Crowd Pleasers Limos – 3 hour ride ($250 value)
o Daniel B Marshall – 1 CD (priceless)
o Jackson’s Bistro/Nightclub – Gift Certificate ($500 value)
o Lisa Casalino – 1 CD (priceless)
o Mangroves – Restaurant Gift Certificate ($75 value)
o Oystercatchers – (1) bottle of Joseph Phelps INSIGNIA red wine 2006 ($295)
o Oystercatchers – (1) bottle of Two Hands SHIRAZ 2006 ($85 value)
o Party Solutions – Gift certificate ($100 value)
o Phat Kat Tattoo – Gift certificate ($25 value)
o Salon Mirage – Partial highlight & haircut or full color & haircut ($140 value)
o Salon West, Clearwater – One hour massage ($59 value)
o Soho Tan – package ($75 value)
o Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club – 18 holes of golf – foursome ($300 value)
o Tonic Lounge – Gift Certificate ($100 value)
o Two Gift Bags with t-shirt & koozie ($25 value each)
o XFC – 4 tickets Dec. 2 at St. Pete Times Forum ($240 value)



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Zumba-thusiasts raise money for My Hope Chest

Shapes in Westley Chapel hosts Zumbathon fundraiser for My Hope Chest

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jani Roberts international Zumba Education Specialist led a sold-out crowd giving one of her dynamic and energy pumping Zumba Fitness classes at Shapes to raise proceeds for My Hope Chest.   The hard work and event coordination began weeks before led by Zumba instructors Helen Rosado-Velez and Angela Brown, who with a team of die hard Zumba-thuiasts, transformed the fitness room with butterflies and braziers! Vendor also supported the charity with food, massage and more staged throughout the all women’s gym.

Participants designed and wore their own “bling bling” bras over their shirts paying homage to My Hope Chest and further embracing their mission and the importance for every woman who desires to have the opportunity to have both of her breasts restored after cancer, no matter what her financial status.

The event raised $2000 and plans are to do the event again this year!