LOCAL SHERIFF’S OFFICE MEN SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS AT LUPUS FOUNDATION CHARITY EVENT
08/26/2010

Mark your calendars, because it’s that time of year again! “Models of Success”, the charity fashion show which benefits the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, will be hitting the runway September 16th. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature breathtaking attire from Bloomingdales Palm Beach Gardens, handsomely modeled by the men of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Online PR News – 26-August-2010 – – WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Mark your calendars, because it’s that time of year again! “Models of Success”, the charity fashion show which benefits the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, will be hitting the runway September 16th. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature breathtaking attire from Bloomingdales Palm Beach Gardens, handsomely modeled by the men of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to enjoying eye-pleasing fashions, those attending “Models of Success” will also enjoy fabulous food and a silent auction. The event will take place on Thursday, September l6th, at 5:30 p.m., at B.B. King’s Blues Club at City Place, West Palm Beach.

The event is being co-chaired by Dr. Maureen Whelihan and Attorney Gary Lesser. Dr. Whelihan is a board certified OB/GYN who has been practicing in both West Palm Beach and Wellington since 1997. Dr. Whelihan currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and the Florida OBGYN Society. Gary Lesser is the Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, a South Florida personal injury law firm established in 1927. Mr. Lesser concentrates his practice in general personal injury matters and has handled numerous high profile cases including automobile injury, wrongful death and product injury among others, and he is the current Chair of the Palm Beach County Medical Legal committee.

Other committee members include: Michelle Bacon and David Prather, Lytal, Reiter, Clark Fountain & Williams; Therese Barbera, PBSO; Martin Cass, Alpern Rosenthal; Kathryn Crabtree, Capital Guardian; Captain Carol Gregg, PBSO; Guy Fronstin, Law Offices of Guy Fronstin; Laura King, Ironstone Bank; Monte Lambert, Forte Interactive; Sheila Preischl, Marine Exhaust Systems; James Rota, Dazzle Creative Events; Linda Seyedin, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC; Lesley Shriberg, PBSO; and Paul Vattiato, Capital Guardian.

Additional fashion show V.I.P.s include Honorary Chair Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and Tim Byrd, “The Byrdman”, host of the Byrd’s Eye View television show, who will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The event sponsors are B.B. King’s Blues Club, Bloomingdales Palm Beach Gardens, Center for Sexual Health and Education, LLC; Dazzle Creative Events; Gordon & Doner, PA; Law Offices of Guy Fronstin; Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC; Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams; Marine Exhaust Systems; Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, PA; and Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Cornwell, PA.

Please come out for a night of fashionable fun, provided by the brave and dedicated men of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, who serve as “Models of Success” in their community on a daily basis. For more information, please contact The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter, at 561-279-8606 or info@lupusfl.org. Tickets are still available, with individual ticket prices starting at $100.00.

About Lupus
Lupus is an acute and chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any organ in the body. Its health effects include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, miscarriages and organ failure. Ninety percent of the people with lupus are women and it is two to three times more common among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans and Asians. The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) estimates that more than 1.5 million Americans have some form of lupus.

The LFA is the nation’s foremost voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. The Southeast Florida Chapter provides ongoing support, information and hope to any person touched by lupus throughout Brevard, Broward, Collier, Hendry, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. For more information, please contact the Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter at 561-279-8606 or info@lupusfl.org .