The Jess Parrish Medical Foundation’s (JPMF)
Glamour, Glitz & Games Under the Big Top Benefit Gala presented by GrayRobinson, P.A., was held October 25, 2013
at La Cita Country Club. The gala resulted in net proceeds of more than
$115,000 for The Children’s Center in Titusville.
The Children’s Center, a service of Parrish Medical Center and one-stop
childhood development resource center, provides an array of health, education,
and human services under one roof. Serving special needs and typically
developing children, the Center’s vision is to develop “Strong
Families for Life.”
With 67 sponsors and nearly 300 in attendance, the event was a huge success!
The ringmaster welcomed guests as they entered the glamorous world of
“the big top” where they were entertained by a stilt walker,
juggler and magician upon arrival. Guests then entered the “midway”
where they enjoyed vintage carnival games and delectable circus-inspired
fare. The evening continued with cirque performers who wowed the crowd.
NIL Entertainment owner and performer, Andrei Roublev, circled the floor
with his German wheel, while Irina Roublev kept things moving with her
Guests bid on trips such as a beach getaway for 10 and a trip to the 2014
Masters Golf Tournament. Entertainment and dancing continued throughout
the evening, and then excitement filled the room as the raffle winners
were announced. Joe Clark was the lucky winner of the $1,000 cash prize,
and Jessie Kirk walked away with the grand prize of a $2,500 gift card
to Jon’s Fine Jewelry in Cocoa Village.
Sponsors for the event included: “Big Top” Presenting Sponsor:
GrayRobinson, P.A.; “Ringmaster” sponsor: TD Bank; “Center
Ring” sponsor, Jaime and Melissa Lugo; “Trapeze Artists”
sponsors: Brevard Indo-American Medical and Dental Association (BIMDA),
Boggs Gases, FLORIDA TODAY, Jon’s Fine Jewelry, SCB Marketing, N.
Christine Sylvester, Fred and Misty Wilson/Industrial Steel, Inc., and
Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.; and “Acrobats” sponsors:
Jerry and Judy Allender, Atlantic Business Systems/Sharp, Bank of America/Merrill
Lynch, Coastal Ambulance Services, La Cita Country Club, Susan Morse/Morgan
Stanley, Team Health Anesthesia and Parrish Anesthesia Specialists, Team
Health Emergency Medicine - Coastal Division, and Wells Fargo. Other generous
sponsors were recognized at the gala.
“On behalf of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation board of directors
and staff, along with The Children's Center staff, we thank all those
who supported the gala and helped make it a great success. We are very
proud of the community support, which will benefit those who receive services
at The Children’s Center now and in the future,” said Christopher
Broome, Esquire, chairman of the JPMF board of directors.
Event co-chairs were Chris and Kelley Broome, and Randy and Mary Coleman.
Other committee members were Judy Allender, Richard Boggs, Lori Duester,
Tara Edginton, Betty Greene, Randa Itani, Lisa Mathews, Lisa McAlpine,
Carla McRae, Jim Musick, Katherine Musick, Laura Norris, Esther Porta,
Debby Settle, Barbara Terhune, Misty Wilson and Holly Woolsey. The event
design and production was done by Rachel Nave Hobgood of Nave Event Design.