On Thursday, May 12, the 4th annual Red Hot & In Style will be an opportunity for members of the LGBT community to bid on some of South Florida’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, while helping families who are dealing with serious illness.
A benefit for Deliver the Dream, the event, hosted by Daisy Deadpetals, one of South Florida 's legendary Divas, features local men and women who are bravely putting themselves on the auction block, offering an exciting first date to the highest bidder complete with fun-filled date packages. Red Hot & In Style takes place at 7 pm at Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.
Bidding on a bachelor or bachelorette includes an entire date package. Examples of previous date packages include a private yacht tour, relaxing spa day, tickets to popular concerts, theater tickets, gift cards to the hottest bars and restaurants in South Florida and many other exciting outings. This year’s date packages will be announced closer to the event date.
Bachelors and bachelorettes will be from a variety of industries and will also include your favorite bar tenders on The Drive! The participants will be unveiled leading up to the event.
Whether you are looking for that special someone, or you just want to mix and mingle for a great cause, Red Hot & In Style promises to be a fun night out. Anyone can bid on the date packages, as the winner has the option to go on the date with the bachelor/bachelorette or take someone else on the date. The silent auction will also feature a wonderful variety of items.
All proceeds from the event directly fund Deliver the Dream’s specialized Family Retreat Program, serving families living with HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other life-changing illnesses and crises. Deliver the Dream doesn’t define the family unit and is proud to serve gay and lesbian families in this community. Retreats happen every month, each inviting up to 15 families, free of charge, to get away from the stress of their everyday lives and connect with other families living with similar circumstances.
“We are so proud to partner with the LGBT community, as Deliver the Dream's mission has always been inclusive of all families,” said Paul Withrow, executive director. “It takes a village to make our mission possible, and the generosity of our community helps us make a significant difference in the lives of countless families in crisis.”
The event is made possible through the generosity of sponsors: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Principal Financial Group, Sterling Tax & Accounting Services, Hot Spots, SFGN, Mark’s List and OutClique.
About Deliver the Dream
Deliver the Dream, Inc. is a non-profit respite and retreat program that serves families facing serious illness or crisis by helping them to enhance coping skills, reduce stress, and cultivate relationships. Deliver the Dream offers retreat weekends, which combine traditional recreational activities like hiking and fishing, with therapeutic peer-to-peer discussion groups, as well as expressive arts and music activities. The retreats are provided at no cost to participants. Nearly 7,000 family members throughout the Southeast have attended a Deliver the Dream weekend since retreats began in the fall of 2002. For more information on DTD, visit www.DeliverTheDream.org