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Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You can celebrate Hoffman’s new Hollywood, Fl location and enjoy some family fun. There will be free chocolate and ice cream samples, free face paintings and a live DJ. Did we mention that there might be an Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Frozen sighting  at 1:30?

3341 Sheridan Street Hollywood


 A night of fundraising to find a cure for the leading genetic cause of death in children under two


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – November 12, 2015 – Cure SMA announces the fifth annual Gala of Hope on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 from 7p.m. to 11p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cure SMA, a non-profit organization, working to fund the research that is necessary to further develop treatment and most importantly, find a cure for this debilitating disease.


Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale will be transformed into an old-fashioned Italian circus soirée with traditional performers and antique decor. The evening of luxury will feature live entertainment including music and speed painting by Michael Israel, a 360-degree open bar, delicious cuisine compliments of The Capital Grille, a VIP lounge and additional catering including live sushi provided by Dapur Asian Tapas and Lounge, a whiskey bar by Heaven Hill Distilleries and a raffle for the chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree to JR Dunn. The night wouldn’t be possible without all supporters, including top diamond sponsors: Eric Pintaluga of Kanner and Pintaluga, Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, Advocate Home Care, Galaxy Production, Expo Convention Contractors, Inc., The Capital Grille and The Pontes Group.


In 2011, two moms, Fiorenna Fuentes-Israel and Jennifer Miller-Smith, with daughters recently diagnosed with SMA, joined forces to create the Gala of Hope. Since inception, the Gala of Hope has been able to raise nearly $500,000 towards research funding and raising awareness.


Spinal muscular atrophy is a group of inherited diseases that cause muscle damage and weakness, which worsen over time and eventually lead to death. The destruction of nerves that control voluntary muscle movement decreases the ability to crawl, walk, swallow, and control the head and neck. One in every 10,000 babies is born with the disease and one in every 50 people carries the gene that causes SMA. There is currently not a cure or any treatment. 


Tickets are $150 per person or $300 for VIP with all proceeds benefitting Cure SMA.  To purchase tickets or for event sponsorship information please visit

About Cure SMA

Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)—a disease that takes away a person’s ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.

Since 1984, we’ve directed and invested in comprehensive research that has shaped the scientific community’s understanding of SMA. We are currently on the verge of breakthroughs in treatment that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and lead to a cure. We have deep expertise in every aspect of SMA—from the day-to-day realities to the nuances of care options—and until we have a cure, we’ll do everything we can to support children and families affected by the disease.  Learn more about how you can help us reach a treatment and cure at 


About Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale

Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale – part of the Experience Auto Group – is South Florida’s oldest and most respected dealer of luxury performance Italian automobiles. The state-of-the-art Fort Lauderdale showroom features some of the world’s most coveted vehicles and carries a wide array of Ferrari and Maserati parts, accessories and apparel. Located at 5750 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale is home to the only factory-authorized Ferrari and Maserati body shop, which is comprised of an award-winning restoration team. For more information, call (954) 493-5000 or visit

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Annual Fundraising Event Series to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 2015 

The 20th Annual JEB BUSH Florida Classic Sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and Presented by AT&T, BB&T, Ford and Premier Beverage to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced its 2015 event schedule, which will kick-off on November 19th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Four events will be included, featuring golf and fishing tournaments, and social functions for South Florida tastemakers to enjoy.


The 20th Annual JEB BUSH Florida Classic Sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and Presented by AT&T, BB&T, Ford and Premier Beverage to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation includes:



Tickets: $100 GA / $150 VIP

Thursday, November 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Guests are invited to indulge in delicious food from some of the best local restaurants and dance the night away with live music at ‘the sexiest party of the year.’  Ticket price includes open-bar all night, compliments of Premier Beverage.



Entry: $1,500 individual / $6,000 foursome / $8,000 corporate / $10,000 VIP

Friday, November 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale Country Club

The golf tournament includes registration and breakfast, welcome remarks with the rules of play, a shotgun start, and a lunch and awards ceremony. All foursomes will receive a complimentary photo with honorary chairman, Governor Jeb Bush.



Ticket: $500

Table of 10: $5,000 / $7,500 VIP

Friday, November 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Guests will enjoy cocktails provided by Premier Beverage while bidding on fabulous silent auction items.  Dinner will begin at 8 p.m. followed by live auction and entertainment. An exclusive after-party will follow dinner.



Boat Entry: $2,500 early registration / $3,000 regular / $5,000 corporate / $10,000 VIP


Thursday, November 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Captain’s Meeting & Angler Registration

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Captain’s meeting, registration and angler gift package distribution.


Saturday, November 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach DoubleTree by Hilton

The fishing tournament portion will begin with lines in at 8 a.m. and end with lines out at 3 p.m.  There will be an awards reception at 6 p.m. the same evening, featuring cocktails provided by Premier Beverage and hors d’oeuvres.




“I am so thankful to all of our supporters and sponsors who will be joining us for this extraordinary three-day event which I hope will raise significant funds that will be used to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,”said Former Florida Governor/Honorary Chairman Jeb Bush.  “It is a great privilege to serve as honorary chairman of this event and be associated with this tremendous non-profit organization which works tirelessly to search for a cure and research new treatments for cystic fibrosis.”


Since its inception, the JEB BUSH Florida Classic has netted nearly $7.5 million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, thanks to the support of honorary chairman, Governor Jeb Bush and dozens of sponsors and volunteers. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disorder affecting the lungs and digestive system. Currently, there is no cure.


“We’re so excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the JEB BUSH Florida Classic Sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and Presented by AT&T, BB&T, Ford and Premier Beverage,” said Christina Landshut, executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s South Florida Office. “We are so thankful for the incredible sponsors, donors and committee members who make this all possible. It’s only because of their untiring efforts that the Classic has netted nearly $7.5 million since it began, and I know with their continued support we will have another fantastic year.”


In addition to the three days of events, tickets currently are available for a drawing of a 2016 FORD MUSTANG EcoBoost Premium FastBack. Only 600 entries are offered, making the odds extremely favorable.  Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and are available for a suggested donation of $100 each while supplies last.  The winning ticket will be pulled on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 9 p.m. at the 65 Roses Gala.


To learn more about the 20th Annual JEB BUSH Florida Classic sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and presented by AT&T, BB&T, Ford and Premier Beverage to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to purchase tickets, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jebcf.orgor call 954-739-5006. 


About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more cystic fibrosis research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization.