on the town
Real TALK SHERYL VIEIRA SHARES THOUGHTS ON THE COMMUNITY, GOOD DEEDS AND IMPORTANT THINGS, BIG AND SMALL.
LAST MONTH, WE SAW LOTS OF PINK (AND GREY TOO), WHILE CHEF MARIO BALTO DEMONSTRATED HIS INFINITE WISDOM, ARTISTRY AND COMEDIC WIT. As most of you know, October is national breast cancer awareness month, and its powerful symbol is a pink ribbon. But what do you know about Alzheimer’s? With the number of people affected by this terrible disease steadily on the rise, it’s likely that someone you care about comes immediately to your mind. That’s why we’re so eager to always show our support. There were two “key” events last month whose missions are to eventually unlock the door to a cure for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s – Key to the Cure and Grey Matters. I was also lucky enough this month to have spent some time with Chef Mario Batali (referred to as Malto), learning what moves him and where his passion for good food is taking him next — though where he’s already been is quite significant!
THERE IS A KEY TO THE CURE For the twelfth year, Saks Fifth Avenue once again partnered with Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation to present the unofficial kickoff event of the season, Key to the Cure. This year’s “Party with a Purpose” featured scrumptious food, festive beverages, entertainment, shopping and the opportunity to empower! To date, this event has raised more than $1,300,000 to further breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical cancer research and related projects in the Sarasota/Manatee community. Seen in the highly-pinked crowd were Donna Koffman, Diana Buchanan, Kelly Van Vliet, Brenda Welch Michel, Aimee Chouinard, Dr. Alissa Shulman, Veronica Booth Brady, Salena Wilhoit, Meghan Buchanan, Deborah Blue and Carol Sirard.
NOVEMBER 2017 | SARASOTA SCENE
Get ready to gather around the holiday table and enjoy the November issue of Sarasota Scene!