Hope Floats on Beach Drive – Saturday, Sept 24

… 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!

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 😉

2nd Annual Hot August Night: Friday, August 26

Join us, Friday, August 26 on Corey Avenue for another fun Bar Hop, Skip and Jump!

Back by popular demand, MHC is thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Hot August Night summer fundraiser partnering with the wonderful bars, restaurants and merchants along historical Corey Avenue in St. Petersburg, Beach!
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: Bar Hop from 6pm-10pm, Riptides to Madeleina’s to Swigwam to Blue Parrot. Wendy Rich and the Soul Shakers will be shaken it up… raffle will be announced and many are headed for the beach!!



(RIPTIDES on Blind Pass) ~ $25 Credit or Debit accepted.

If you arrive after 7… you can pay on route, look for us in our White Butterfly Tshirts…. see you then!

HOTEL: If you have too much fun to drive home, stay at the Sirata with their special $89 room rate – just for us!

Participating Businesses along the route (some will have wine & appetizers):

  • Annabel’s
  • Paradise Gifts
  • Corey Corners
  • Gone to the Dogs
  • Tanglez Hair & Nails
  • Avenue Gourmet
  • Slimer’s
  • Simply Perfect
  • A Point of You Interiors
  • Havanna Slacker’s
  • Art Expo
  • Florida Jeans
  • Wheelhouse Pizza
  • Blue Sky Boutique
  • Free Beach Rides!
  • Beach Hair Affair giving free haircuts with donation to My Hope Chest! WOW!

Ladies Night Off – Aug 9

Mark Tues August 9th on your calendars… and register online today!
It is a night off for a great cause! Wonderful women and business networking at a great venue, no pun intended 😉

Complimentary ZYR Vodka Pink Martinis, sushi and swag bags for first 100 guests.
VIP guests will also get treated to a glass of champagne and an upgraded swag bag.
Chair massages, mini makeovers and specialty desserts will make the evening even sweeter. Learn more & register here.

Proceeds from admission & prize raffle will go to My Hope Chest!! Thanks to Jessica and Working Women of Tampa Bay!

Click for full size flyer

Register online now! Space is filling up fast…

Imagine ~ Fashion Show June 18

My Hope Chest was proud to once again be the charity partner for the International Academy of Design & Technology’s fashion show, Imagine!

Design: Alla Kupaeva

What an amazing event again this year!!!
The show was a sell out and the Mainsail Conference Center a lovely location to host the event.  Attendees where seated inside and outside the venue…as the models took the runway in a circular loop.

Photos coming soon…. stay tuned!

Boobie-Palooza 2011!

Angel volunteer “Sabrina” has pulled together a concert event at the legendary Skipper’s Smokehouse with proceeds benefiting My Hope Chest!

WHEN: Sunday, May 1. 5:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: Skippers Smokehouse (click for map)
910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613

WHAT: Concert with COPE, The HONEY’S and PHOENIX. RAFFLE Prizes & More

PRICE: $10 suggested donation at the door
We won’t be mad if you want to give more 😉

CONTACT: Sabrina Vizzari at 813-857-6178 or email ILoveBoobiesCF@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for the event!

Show your support with your “Hope” or “I Love Boobies” T-shirt and/or Koozie – available through Sabrina and also at Classy Consignments: 23020 SR 54, Lutz, FL.

Be a party of the Inaugural BOOBIE PALOOZA!!!
Please invite friends, tell them about the amazing music and help us spread the word!

Sponsorship Challenge!!

Mary O’Hara of PuroClean of Tampa Bay has put a challenge on the table!

If your business can give a cash donation of $250 or more to My Hope Chest before our Apr 9 event, Angels Descending, she will match with a $250 donation!! If FIVE or more businesses donate $250 or more, she will donate $500.
Now is the time to help us double your dollars!

Click to Donate Today!! Then please help spread the word…

Angels Descending – April 9

When: Saturday, April 9, 6pm-10pm
Where: Sacred Lands ~ 1620 Park St N, St. Pete
Cost: Tickets just $25 ~ Space Limited

Join us for an evening under the stars at a tropical, one-of-a-kind venue!
The White Ball’s festivities will feature live entertainment, sumptuous food, an array of unique vendors and fabulous auction packages.
Don’t miss the White Ball celebrating the wonderful women we are, know & love!
Don’t forget to dress in white!

Sponsorship Challenge Going on NOW!!

Mary O’Hara of PuroClean of Tampa Bay has put a challenge on the table. If your business can give a donation of $250 or before Apr 9 for this event, she will match with a donation of $250 dollars!! If FIVE or more businesses donate $250 or more, she will donate $500.

Now is the time to help us double your dollars! Click here to Donate Today!!

Vendor Opportunities ~ Limited Space Available

If you have handmade crafts or offer a product or service that you would like to promote at our event, please download the Vendor Info and Application.  Donations to the raffle are welcomed 😉

To expedite consideration, please email pictures of your products to info@myhopechest.org.

Upon approval, we will email you an application.


Divas of Daytime for the Holidays!


with Vincent Irizarry

A holiday luncheon benefit ~ Saturday, December 18th

Another great Soap event by MHC Angel supporters Patti Werynski and Barbie Tsagaris… we are LUCKY to have you!

Join friends and fans on Saturday December 18th when Kassie DePaiva aka “Blair” of One Live to Live, Bobbie Eakes- “Krystal” on All My Children and Kathy Brier “Marcie” on One Life to Live, aka, the wonderful “Divas of Daytime” soaps return to Tampa bay in full force. Special guest Vincent Irizarry, the irresistible David Hayward on the Young & the Restless, joins the Divas on this tour to meet and entertain friends and fans for a charity luncheon and concert – get ready fans!

The stars will arrive in St. Petersburg to “meet and greet” their fans at a wonderful new venue, the East Bay Country Club. Showcasing their amazing “singing” talents as well as acting, this is surely to be another day to remember… A portion of the event and raffle from this intimate event will benefit My Hope Chest and our breast cancer survivors in need.

WHEN: SATURDAY, December 18, 2010

WHERE: East Bay Country Club, Largo FL

TICKETS: $85 per person/ $100 at the door

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm (doors open 12:30pm) 

For more information and how to purchase tickets click here… SEE YOU THERE!

Ta-Tas for Ybor – October 8

My Hope Chest plans to be an exhibitor at the Ta-Tas for Ybor, an Art Exhibition Celebrating the Beauty and Grace of the Female Form.

This is also a Breast Cancer Fundraiser. Making Strides teams will be represented by a male team member, who will put on a Pink Bra and invade Ybor City for one hour – collecting donations to raise the most funds and “Stuff the Ta-Tas.”

The winning team will win the majority portion of money raised throughout the entire event to add to their teams funds for “Making Strides” with the American Cancer Society.

When: October 8, 6-9pm
Where: the Honey Pot, 1507 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 (near the corner of 7th Ave and 15th Street)
Info: 813-247-4663 or on Facebook.

BoOo0bie Ball – Oct. 30

breast cancer halloween fundraiser
View photos from this event on our Facebook page here.
My Hope Chest to Shatter All-Time Attendance Record for Breast Reconstruction Fundraising and Awareness on October 30th!

My Hope Chest will attempt to set the “All-time Record” for the most heavily-attended breast reconstruction charity event in history! The previous record was set at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in 2005, and we have some big shoes to fill on Saturday to reach our goal of 200 ghosts & ghoulies!

Amazing entertainment provided by The Club, the Boogie Wonder Band, a high-octane disco party band that has thrilled more than two million music lovers worldwide and has performed private shows for Celine Dion, Elton John and Donald Trump, will headline the costume party and breast reconstruction fundraiser.

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