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WBHI to Host 4th Annual Open The Door Reception to Honor Life-Saving Work

The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative (WBHI) is hosting its fourth annual Open the Door reception set for March 18 at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami Lakes, FL from 6 to 9 pm. The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative (WBHI) is hosting its 4th annual Open the Door reception on March 18.  The event will take place at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami Lakes, FL and proceeds will help fund WBHI’s outreach to educate women about the importance of breast health and to provide the means to beat the disease. With a mission to fight the life-threatening disease of breast cancer one household at a time, the annual Open the Door reception provides critical resources to meet these goals. More than 300 community and business leaders, along with donors and supporters, are expected to attend the Open the Door reception. It is an excellent networking opportunity hosted in a sophisticated atmosphere featuring a silent and live auction as well as live entertainment, cocktails and an elegant dinner buffet. Highlights of the live auction for this year include: – The Miami Heat Experience: Honorary Ball Boy with Pre-Game shoot around, including locker room access with the Heat players. This package includes four lower level seats (restrictions apply).� – The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Extravaganza: 3 days/2 Nights at the world renowned Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club with a foursome of golf on an exclusive course designed by World Golf hall of Famer, Ray Floyd. You’ll bid on great one-of-a-kind auction items like these and more while you meet and mingle with the women whose lives have been touched by WBHI, the volunteers who help to educate them and the business leaders who help fund this life-saving work.  All funds raised by the Open the Door event will be used to help WBHI save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more breast health awareness. Despite the impressive breadth and growth of its mission, this community-based organization runs on a bare bones budget. “Once a year we ask the community to support our grassroots organization by participating in our annual Open the Door reception. We’ve seen such great turnout for this event in the past and it grows every year,” said Andrea Ivory, Founder of WBHI and 2009 Top 10 CNN Hero.  “However, it takes the support of the community coming together to serve the women in need in South Florida and beyond.” The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative relies on the generous support of its sponsors to accomplish its mission. WBHI recognizes Don Soffer, Colodny, Fass, Talenfield, Karlinsky, Abate, PA, Ivory Construction, UPS, American Traffic Solutions, Seminole Casualty Insurance, United Automobile Insurance Company, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parello, AvMed, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, Humana, Max South Construction, Hershell Gill Construction Engineering, Landscaping Associates, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick White, Williamson Automotive and RCC Associates for their support. Individual tickets to the reception are available for $75 each. For additional information, visit or call Stephanie Hoogenbergen at 305-825-4081 for ticket information. Who:               The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative What:             Open the Door 4th Annual Reception Where:          Hotel and Golf Club in Miami Lakes, FL       � When:            March 18, 6 to 9 pm