‘Book of Hope Luncheon’ to benefit individuals with Crohn’s disease
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host their 24th annual “Book of Hope Luncheon” March 17 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
The event will begins at 10:30 a.m. and features a silent auction of more than one hundred items including hotel stays, jewelry, restaurant and spa gift certificates, and more.
Bestselling author of “It’s Not Just Who You Know,” Tommy Spaulding, will serve as keynote speaker of the event. The 2014 honoree is Saskia Madison, who has been an active member of CCFA for years and works to advocate on behalf of those living with the debilitating digestive diseases. The wife of former Miami Dolphins cornerback Sam Madison, Saskia has appeared on numerous news programs, newspapers and magazines to speak about her struggles with the disease and the research and support the foundation gives to those afflicted. A former pharmacist, Saskia and her husband completed the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s “Team Challenge Napa-to-SonomaWine Country Half Marathon” in July of 2013.
The “Book of Hope Luncheon” is one of the CCFA Florida chapter’s signature events and will raise funds and awareness to support the chapter’s mission to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Additionally, the event will help make a difference in the lives of those affected by these diseases by raising money for research, educational programs and support services.
The luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a silent auction, followed by food from the award-winning chefs at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and a keynote address by Spaulding. Co-chairs for the event are Sloane Gillman and Susan Gringauz.
Tickets are $125 per person. For more information, call AmandaNiklaus at 561-218-2929 or email email@example.com.
Susan Gringauz, left, and Sloane Gillman