South Florida Wildlife Center’s inaugural event to take place at Eau Palm Beach Resort& Spa
Supporters of the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC), an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, are gearing up to migrate to “Wild for Wildlife,” the inaugural benefit hosted by and taking place at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Dec. 7.
The oceanside festivities will include vegan hors d’oeuvres, craft cocktails, live music, a silent auction and wildlife photography of patients from the SFWC, taken by acclaimed photographer Aaron Ansarov, whose work has been published in National Geographic and Smithsonian magazines.
“We are thrilled to have Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa host our inaugural ‘Wild For Wildlife’ event,” said Sherry Schlueter, executive director for SFWC. “Because of their generosity, all funds raised that evening can go directly to the South Florida Wildlife Center’s trauma center, which will enable us to continue to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned South Florida wildlife. We warmly invite everyone who loves wildlife to join us for this fun and elegant event on Dec. 7.”
EvaH. Hill, president of Britannia Pacific Properties, the US-based holding company that owns Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, will serve as the inaugural honorary chair. Dr. Robert Buzzetti and Gina Buzzetti along with Robert Butterworth and Marta Prado are this year’s co-chairs. Committee members include: Jeffrey Arciniaco, France Blaisbillie, Robin and Andre Dreyfuss, Dr. Glenn Gillard, Stephanie Goode, Elaine Grossman, Anne andWalker Henderson, Sheila Johnston, Robert Judd, R. Michael King, Susan Loman, Robb Maass, Therese Mersentes, Anne Rambo, Dr. Irv Rosenbaum, Ardath Rosengarden Michelle and Gary Slatkow, Shelly Spivak and Catherine Warren.
Tickets for “Wild For Wildlife” are $200 per person and space is limited. To purchase tickets for the event and for specially priced hotel rooms at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, call Cynthia Barstad at 954-524-4302, ext. 25.
SFWC is one of the largest wildlife hospitals, trauma centers and rehabilitation facilities in the nation. In its 46th year of protecting wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and education, the center provides emergency rescue services, diagnostics, surgical and other veterinary treatment, recovery habitats, nursery rearing, and expert rehabilitative care to about 255 different species, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.southflorida wildlifecenter.org.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization. For more information, visit www.humanesociety.org.
Marta Prado, left, and Janice Del Sesto
Heather Vidulich, left, and photographer Aaron Ansarov
Gina Buzzetti, left, and Dr. Bob Buzzetti