Kathy Rossi of Fort Myers is the big winner of the "2014 Choose YOUR Caribbean Cruise for two" giveaway. The winning ticket was drawn during the Bangles, Bubbles & Bling for "the Girls" fund-raiser Sept. 28. This fund-raiser benefited the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer".
During the award ceremony Oct. 12 at John Michaels Diamond & Jewelry Studio, Rossi was presented with her enlarged presentation cruise voucher from the Bangles, Bubbles & Bling for "the Girls" committee. Dorothy Gartner with M&M Travel presented Rossi with a gift basket from Royal Caribbean and her official cruise vouchers. John Michael furnished champagne to start the ceremony off with a toast to Rossi.
Rossi was excited and has already planned her cruise to the Eastern Caribbean in April 2014. She is a strong supporter of the fund-raiser and the cause and stated that she wishes to be more involved next year.
Kathi Rossi, center, holding her winning voucher, is joined by Barbara Aldrich, Dorothy Gartner, Kathy Vandenberg, Carol Glorioso, John Michael Glorioso and Constance Hand.
Connie Hand states that with the support of John Michaels Diamond & Jewelry Studio, local businesses, the community and community services the fund-raiser raised over $12,000 this year, an increase of almost $6,000 from last year.
Organizers were able to give free mammograms to 10 individuals who did not have insurance with the proceeds from seven donated mammograms by local businesses and individuals.