On Thursday, October 21st, 2021, members of our team attended the first annual “Toast for a Cure” fundraising event, benefitting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, held on the beautiful rooftop terrace of the Hyatt Place Downtown in Tampa.
The event featured heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, as well as Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, as the keynote speaker. Mike was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2006 and shared his experience with the disease and how it affects his life on a daily basis. Another speaker at the event was Nicole Stokes, who, along with her 12-year-old daughter, also lives with Crohn’s disease.
Beyond the excellent and informative content, our team members enjoyed the fantastic run-of-show of the gathering, which included a live auction. All in all, $80,000 were raised that evening for research. WestCMR is so honored to have supported these efforts through a sponsorship.