Ladies Night fundraiser for Brides Against Breast Cancer

Ladies! Ready for an evening of Fun and Entertainment?

Bold City GrillEnjoyed some good times at the Bold City Grill  on Thursday, October 17.

We joined in the festivities of the Ladies Night Celebrity Bartending, to benefit the Brides Against Breast Cancer charity, to help women fight breast cancer across our Great Country.

Lots of positive people enjoyed the Light Bites and Adult Beverages while we met others and made new friends, all there to support Brides Against Breast Cancer in their good works to fight breast cancer.

The Adult Beverages for the event were served up by some local celebrity ladies you may know –

Summer Atkinson of Executive Food ServiceSummer Atkinson

Executive Food Service

Trained and experienced Mobile Catering Services and Emergency Relief Services.


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Jackie Culver of JOC FitnessJackie Culver

JOC Fitness

A full service fitness provider, bringing personal training and nutrition consulting to your home or office.


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Terri Gilbreath of GG EventsTerri Gilbreath

GG Events

A full service Wedding and Special Event Planner.


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Megan Killis of Stella and Dot - Jacksonville Moms BlogMegan Killis

Stella & Dot – Jacksonville Moms Blog

Passionate about our Jacksonville community, and the Moms who live here.


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Liz Morgan of Public Relations and Special EventsLiz Morgan

Public Relations and Special Events

An award-winning public relations firm with experience in Media Relations, Communication Strategy, and Special Events.


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Sarah Roy of the Artist Series of JacksonvilleSarah Roy

the Artist Series in Jacksonville

The primary source for Broadway shows to cultural programs in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.


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Brides Against Breast Cancer The Brides Against Breast Cancer charity organization contributes to programs for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. They have outreach and educational efforts during their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around our wonderful Country, to help ensure people impacted by cancer have access to the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.

We found photos from the Brides Against Breast Cancer Ladies Night fundraiser event on
Take a look, see if you find your photo among the happy group.

Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser – Brides Against Breast Cancer

2013 Happy Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser - Jacksonville FloridaIf you or a friend are looking for a wedding gown or bridal accessories like tiaras, veils, even shoes, and more, you’re in luck –

Brides Against Breast Cancer™ is bringing the “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal show to Jacksonville, Florida on July 27 and 28, at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel, 10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Brides Against Breast Cancer™  is comrade-in-arms, a cancer fighting organization serving a very “pink” purpose; they hold fundraising shows nationwide, and the wedding gown sales fund programs and services that are free to cancer patients and their families.

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer will have an average offering of nearly 1,000 new or gently worn bridal dresses, so brides-to-be can find their dream wedding gown at a greatly reduced cost.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer sells most of these new and gently used designer wedding gowns at prices which range from $75 to $799, including beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $3,000. And, Brides Against Breast Cancer also offers layaway.

This video shares some nice memories from when Brides Against Breast Cancer visited Jacksonville, in January 2013.

Take a look at the Brides Against Breast Cancer in Jacksonville Flyer.

If you’d like to help Brides Against Breast Cancer and others fighting breast cancer, here are several ways to get involved:

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer accepts donations of contemporary gown styles, slips and veils, dating from 2009 to current.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer is always happy to have volunteers to help with their local wedding gown charity fundraiser events.  As a volunteer you’ll help brides-to-be Say YES to the perfect dress for their special day.
  • Share this article; tell your friends, family and soon-to-be brides about the “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser, coming to Jacksonville, Florida on July 27 and 28.
  • Follow Brides Against Breast Cancer on Facebook and Twitter
  • Go online to to register to attend a show and learn more. Or call 877-721-4673

BABC Putting Green at iwannaBuzz Jacksonville Putt N Crawl

2013 BABC Jacksonville Putt N Crawl putting greenThanks to wonderful support from some amazing volunteers, Bands Against Breast Cancer was able to construct an eye-catching, breast cancer fighting pink putting green, to participate in the Jacksonville Putt N Crawl event on Saturday, June 8, at Jacksonville Beach. launched Jacksonville Putt N Crawl to be an annual event, with equal parts mini-golf and beer, and a dash of fun and philanthropy. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales go to participating charities, and event participant golfers had fun trying their putting skills and visiting some of our great local bars. We all had a lot of fun while working to raise funds to help educate and empower women in the fight against breast cancer.

BABC Fun at the 2013 Jacksonville Putt N Crawl

If you’d like to be a BABC Volunteer, to help in one of our positive events, please follow our updated in our Bands Against Breast Cancer Facebook page, and Bands Against Breast Cancer on Twitter to find out about our next event, and then Contact BABC to join in the fun!

2013 Tees for Tatas Charity Golf Tournament

2013 Tees for Tatas Fundraising Check to fight Breast Cancer, from Cliffs Bar and GrillThanks to our generous sponsors, our incredible volunteers, and everyone who came out – we had a lot of good fun and a wonderful Sunday at the 2013 Tees for Tatas Charity Golf Tournament.

2013 Tees for TatasThe 9th Annual Cliff’s Bar and Grill Charity Golf Tournament – Tees for Tatas – at the Hidden Hills Country Club was a fantastic event to benefit Bands Against Breast Cancer and our fight against breast cancer.

This is what we did on SUNDAY MAY 19th, 2013

11:00 AM – Bloody Mary Party at Cliff’s
11:00 AM – Registration at Cliff’s
1:15 – TEES FOR TATAS Shotgun Start
6:30 PM – Steak Dinner and Award Presentation at Cliff’s

We can’t say enough times how much we appreciate the support we have gotten, to help fight breast cancer, from Cliff’s Bar and Grill.

2013 - 9th Annual Cliff's Bar and Grill Charity Golf TournamentThis was CLIFF’S 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament – Tees for Tatas – and it helped to raise funds benefit Bands Against Breast Cancer, so that we can help to educate and empower more women.

Tees for Tatas Location – Hidden Hills Country Club – 3901 Monument Road

Followed by the excellent After Party at CLIFF’S

  • Steak Dinner AND Prizes

Cliff's Bar and Grill fundraiser - Tees for Tatas - 2012

If you would like to be a sponsor for a Bands Against Breast Cancer fundraiser event like Boobsapalooza this fall, or volunteer to help, please e-mail us

Book a Cruise for a BABC Donation

Now is the time to book a cruise with Premier Resources Travel by July 31st, 2013 for anytime in 2013 and 2014 and help BABC!

Caribbean Princess Cruise shipAnyone who:

  • Books a cruise with Valerie Gossett at Premier Resources Travel by July 31st 2013 (for 7 days or more)
  • On any Cruise Line except Carnival
  • Will receive onboard credit per cabin
  • Bands Against Breast Cancer will get a donation per cabin from Valerie!

Take a Disney Cruise in AlaskaFor questions, great rates, and lots more travel information,

Please contact Valerie at Premier Resources or Call 912-267-7151, 904-710-9170, or Toll-Free: 877-574-5445

Groups are welcome to book with this offer, as well as individual bookings.

Valerie will help you find a great cruise deal for a personal getaway, or put together plans for a group cruise with Valerie now and send to family and friends (as long as the group is pulled back by us by end of July 2013, Valerie will honor any bookings into the group at any time) for a family holiday cruise, or a BFF cruise!

All Inclusive Crystal Cruises

For questions, great rates, and lots more travel information, please contact Valerie at Premier Resources or Call 912-267-7151, 904-710-9170, or Toll-Free: 877-574-5445

Recording Artist Dalton Cyr to perform for Cancer Memorial Benefit at TPC Sawgrass

2013 Dalton Cyr - Wolfson Children's Hospital Memorial Cancer Concert at TPC SawgrassThe youngest of our Bands Against Breast Cancer family of musicians, singers, and bands, Dalton Cyr, will be performing a free, one hour memorial cancer benefit concert which is open to the public, at TPC Sawgrass, at 7 P.M. on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Instead of selling tickets to this memorial cancer benefit concert, attendees can make donations to the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in memory of Mark Charipar, a recent cancer patient.

TPC has generously donated venue for this event.  Both Dalton and TPC Sawgrass have donated prizes for a drawing to be held just after the event. Anyone can enter the drawing, with suggested donations ranging from $1 to $10.

This is such a great way to give back to our community. Way to go, Dalton!

Such a neat young man. Have you seen his videos?

To follow the event or to let Cyr know you’ll be coming, visit the events section of his Facebook page at For more information, visit or contact Danielle Davis at TPC Sawgrass at (904) 543-5105.

INFO: To make a donation for the prize drawing or to Wolfson Children’s Hospital or for publicity, contact Cindy Cyr, Cyrious Business, at (904) 386-1009 or email: or contact Danielle Davis, TPC Sawgrass, at 904-543-5105 or email:

Great Music for BABC and 26.2 with Donna

2013 - 26.2 with Donna runnersThe weather was cold but the music was good for the 2013 – 26.2 with Donna National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer on February 17th.

So many musicians, DJs, and volunteers helped Bands Against Breast Cancer make the Marathon a little nicer with great music, shared at various spots along the route.

In addition to Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers, we want to recognize the Bands, Musicians, and DJs who came out to help fight breast cancer.


DJ Bizzi, Greg Bruce

Brentwood Slim

Circle of Influence

DJ EL (Eric Leffler of EIG Productions)


Dalton Cyr

Jade Thompson

Jaxx or Better

Jak’t Up

John Spreier

Michael Armand Jordan

Not the Norm

The Rip Currents

And for making some great photographic memories of the bands, runners, and community support, our Thanks to Dalton Cyr and Lori Lawson Photography.

2013 Musicians for BABC and 26.2 with Donna

Hey, we appreciate all of the people that helped Bands Against Breast Cancer make the 26.2 with Donna nicer with their music and support.  It’s been a little crazy around here for the last few months, so if we missed one of the groups or performers, or if you have better information for linking to their website or Facebook page, please let us

Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale

Are you or one of your friends getting married in 2013?

Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale - JacksonvilleHere’s your chance to find a beautiful new or gently used wedding gown at a great price, and help in the fight against breast cancer.

Brides Against Breast Cancer is holding a Wedding Gown Fundraiser Sale, here in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013, at the elegant Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 22 East Coastline Drive.

Brides Against Breast Cancer is a non-profit organization whose funds contribute to programs and services for cancer patients and their families. They have expanded their outreach and educational efforts to bridal shows around our Great Country, helping to ensure that everyone affected by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.

Proceeds from the sale of these gowns go to Brides Against Breast Cancer programs to educate, inform, and reach out to people impacted by cancer.

  • The Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Fundraiser Sale will have a gown to match any wedding theme or budget.
  • Layaway is available with up to 12 month payment terms.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer gladly accepts cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit cards.

Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown SaleCome to the Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale and take your pick from among 700 to 1,000 charming Designer and Couture gowns, ranging in price from $99 to $4,000, all styles in sizes 0-30.

  • Special V.I.P. Pink Power Hours – Saturday from 10AM until 1PM.
    • with mimosas, brunch offerings, live models, entertainment & exciting giveaways!
  • General Admission Saturday Sale hours – 1PM until 6 PM
  • General Admission Sunday Sale hours – 11 AM until 4 PM

Tickets for the event are required, from the Brides Against Breast Cancer website.

BABC and the 26.2 with Donna Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer

Time to call in the Great local Bands! Bands Against Breast Cancer has been invited to be part of the big 2013 National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer – the 26.2 with Donna!

2012 - 26.2 with Donna - HOPEThe 6th Annual 26.2 with Donna will be held February 17, 2013

Even though it was crazy cold playing for the 26.2 with Donna last spring, it was an amazing thing to do!

We heard so many compliments; how much the runners appreciated all of the bands who came out and played that morning. You could see the runner’s appreciation in their smiles, and that little extra pep in their step – that let you know how much they appreciated you being out there for them, too. What a great feeling!

Please let us know if you would like to join Bands Against Breast Cancer again on February 17, 2013 for the 6th Annual 26.2 with Donna!  Contact Bands Against Breast Cancer or e-mail

To find out more about the marathon, please visit the 6th Annual 26.2 with Donna Facebook page.

New Year’s Croozapalooza 2013 to Cozumel

Start the New Year off right, by Cruising for a Cause on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas. 

Royal Caribbean - Jewel of the SeasAnytime is a great time to cruise, BUT the best time to cruise is this January to help Bands Against Breast Cancer raise money ~ at no cost to you!

Just by cruising on Jan. 10th on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas $50 per cabin will be donated to BABC by Royal Caribbean.

So we can make sure that BABC gets the credit for the cabin, you must book your cabin through Valerie Gossett – Fundraising Cruise Specialist. She’ll get you the best rates available when you call 904-710-9170.

Croozapalooza 2013 will be a 4 Night Round Trip, Fantastic Cruise Vacation from Tampa to exotic Cozumel!

Croozapalooza 2013 - Cozumel, MexicoCroozapalooza 2013 Arrival and Departure Dates and Times:

  • Jan 10 Depart Tampa 4:30pm
  • Jan 11 Cruising
  • Jan 12 Cozumel 8am to 6pm
  • Jan 13 Cruising
  • Jan 14 Arrive Tampa 7am

Jewel of the Seas - stunning dining areaCroozapalooza 2013 Passengers must have proper travel documents
US Citizens must have a passport or certified birth certificate with Government-issued picture ID.
Non-US Citizens and Resident Aliens should contact their respective Embassies and US Immigration.

Choose from Inside Cabins, Ocean View Cabins, Cabins with Balconies, or Mini Suites.

Hurry, don’t delay, cabins are selling and we don’t want you to miss out!

Valerie Gossett - Owner and Travel Consultant - Premier Resouces TravelContact Valerie Gossett, Croozapalooza 2013 Cruise Agent and Travel Consultant at Premier Resources or call 904-710-9170

Hank Watson - our BABC Founderor Contact Bands Against Breast Cancer Founder and ardent fighter of breast cancer and fundraiser, Hank Watson, our Croozapalooza 2013 Team Leader –

For more information and updates, see our Croozapalooza 2013 Facebook Event page