Broward County Chapter Of the American Red Cross Honors Local Humanitarians At Its Largest Annual Fundraising Event
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the American Red Cross Broward County Chapter hosted its annual Dine & Dock Celebrity/CEO Experience Auction and 2021 Humanitarian Awards at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The Broward County Chapter hosts this single largest fundraising event to support local disaster response and relief efforts within the commun
During the evening’s program, Cindy Imperato, the chapter’s immediate past Board Chair and current Co-Event Chair, alongside Mobile Mike, media and entertainment extraordinaire, presented the 2021 Humanitarian Awards. This year’s Honorees were Dr. Angeleke Saridakis, local surgeon and Red Cross Tiffany Circle member; Tommy Demopoulos, Division Chief and Fire Marshal of Tamarac Fire Rescue Department; and Mobile Mike, owner of Mobile Mike Media & Entertainment.
All honorees embody the spirit of the Red Cross through their contributions to the welfare and quality of life of South Florida residents.
The highlight of the evening was the live auction where guests bid on experiences like a private dinner with CEO/Chef Walter Hernandez at Anthony’s Clam House and Grill, being a guest on iHeart Radio with Mobile Mike, two one-year memberships at Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, among others.
“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to honor our community heroes for their humanitarian efforts and I want to thank our local CEOs and celebrities who were auctioned to create some unique personal experiences that helped raise funds to support our mission in Broward County,” said Paula Prendergast, executive director for the Broward Chapter of the Red Cross.
During emergencies, the Red Cross provides shelter, food and comfort to assist families and entire communities in their time of need. All proceeds raised at this year’s Dine & Dock will support the Red Cross in providing relief and comfort to the Broward County community.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.