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Tickets for Shine 2021 are now available for purchase

Elegant, outdoor event to benefit Hope Kids Care & Hope Hospice

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 23, 2021) – Tickets are on sale for the second annual Shine: A Benefit for Hope Kids Care and Hope Hospice taking place on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Tickets are $150 per person; table sponsorships for eight are available at $1,600. Guests will enjoy riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment, and a live auction. President and CEO of Hope Healthcare, Samira K. Beckwith will be joined by returning hosts, State Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka and Lizbeth Benacquisto to welcome guests to the elegant evening event.

“Our inaugural event was a wonderful success thanks to our co-hosts, committee members, sponsors, and our generous patrons,” said Beckwith. “This year plans to be an even bigger celebration thanks to our lead donors who have already stepped up in support of our deep commitment to this community and our passion to provide exceptional care and counseling to those in need.”

Funds raised from Shine will help Hope continue to provide care for those who are in life’s closing chapter, for all who are grieving, and for seriously ill children and their families. Each year, Hope provides more than $2 million of unfunded care to ensure that all who need their help can find comfort, dignity, and hope. Due to COVID-19, the fundraising events Hope relies upon have not been possible, and expenses have increased in response to the pandemic. The community’s support of this first in-person event since the pandemic is more meaningful than ever before.

To purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, or request an invitation to the event, please visit or call 239-985-7758.

Shine is presented by The Robert J Gunterberg Foundation and supported by top-level sponsors including Busey Bank, Cypress Cove/Cypress at Home, The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation, DeAngelis Diamond, and Priority Marketing. Other generous sponsors include Brown & Brown/Florida Blue, Jeff and Rebekah Barney, Capstone HME, CFS Roofing Services, Edison National Bank, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Home-Tech, Honc Destruction, Joint Implant Surgeons, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, LSI Companies, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., Millennium Physician Group, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Strayhorn & Persons, Studio+, and TWC Services.

Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, visit

Painting by Mary Jo Walker

This picture-perfect custom painting by the incomparable Mary Jo Walker is truly one-of-a kind! Mary Jo brings mystique and unique beauty to each masterpiece she creates. Place a bid to win your very own artwork from this incredibly talented artist.

She’s Got Beauty & Style

Perfect for the fashionista AND beauty queen, this packaged lot features a luxurious Yves Saint Laurent monogram shoulder bag and a rejuvenating facial* at Natalie’s Skin Solutions. With this auction lot, beauty and style are all yours!

*Or other service, value not to exceed $1,300

Newport, RI Getaway

This getaway for two promises a refreshing trip to luxurious Newport, Rhode Island, recently named a top destination by Conde Nast Traveler. Soak up the sights and sounds of this beautiful area with this auction lot, including hotel accommodations, dinner and a mansion tour.
auction lot art held by artist Rachel Pierce

Art Studio Experience with Rachel Pierce

Join local artist Rachel Pierce for an art studio experience at her brand-new, private studio on Sanibel. Gather your friends to create your own, custom acrylic paintings under Rachel’s direction. Wine and appetizers included!

Bubbly Bee Beverage Cart

Bring on the bubbly while you bid on the chance to welcome Bubbly Bee to your next garden party, family soiree, or corporate event. Southwest Florida’s elite mobile tap truck features three taps that can refresh you and your guests with a variety of beverages such as beer, wine, prosecco, mimosas and more.

Starlight, Starbright, Fill My Glass Tonight

Some wheelbarrows have all the fun. Keep the party going after the event by taking home a wheelbarrow filled with an assortment of fine wines and top-shelf liquor.