2015 6th Annual Gala

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters:
On behalf of The Scott Coopersmith Stroke Awareness Foundation, I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your generosity and support. Your commitment to helping raise Stroke Awareness in our community is sincerely appreciated. For the 6th year in a row, we managed to come together with a common goal, and we are proud to announce that we MORE than exceeded our annual fundraising goal and raised close to $45,000! As I said at the gala, we could not have done this without each and every one of you. To those of you who came out and joined us at the Westin, I hope that you all had a wonderful evening and appreciate your support...I hope to see you next year for the 7th Annual Gala! To those of you who sent in a monetary donation, I can't begin to tell you how each and every penny makes such a huge difference in our fundraising goals, and thank you for your contribution! This year, our silent auction raised more money than any year prior and was a huge success!!
Thank you to all of our product and vendor donators! To Mr. Robert Pritchard, our guest speaker, you are a walking miracle, and a true inspiration of hope. Thank you for sharing your story; thank you for supporting our foundation and thank you for your spirit and strength. I know that an amazing future is ahead for you! Again, we were truly honored to have you with us as our speaker this year and look forward to continuing our work with you to raise stroke awareness in our community! To our Diamond Sponsor, Dr. Michael Bellew and Orlando Neurosurgery, you have literally been there with us since the first day we brought Scott into the ER, and you have shown us unwavering support ever since. From Dr. Bellew's warm bedside manner during our most difficult time to filling up 36 seats at this year's gala with employees and being a sponsor every year, I can't thank you enough for all that you do for our foundation, for stroke patients and for helping to raise stroke awareness. We hope that you enjoyed your evening as our guests and hope that we can count on you again in future years! To our Executive Platinum Sponsor, the Pritchard Family, we all know that no one asks for stroke to become a part of their reality, and when we reached out to help Robert, we did so without ever expecting anything back, but from day one, your family has been one of our biggest supporters in helping us raise Stroke Awareness and we truly appreciate the relationship that our families have made and the continued support you offer.
To our Platinum Sponsor, Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, we are so excited to be working with you and appreciate your support, to our Platinum Sponsor Tropic Care of Florida, thank you for supporting us each and every year; we truly appreciate all that you do to help us raise funds towards our mission. To our Silver Sponsors, The Rivera Family, The Hillson Family, Ryan Shim and DK Counseling, thank you for your generosity and assistance, we hope that you all enjoyed your evening. To Mark Romeo and his string quartet, your music, style and class brought and new and exciting element to our cocktail hour, and I've heard nothing but positive feedback from all of our guests. We hope to have you back next year!
Thank you to our amazing photographer, Matt Baclar, from Dark Light Photography who helped us capture incredible moments throughout the evening of our guests! Be sure to check out all of the memories at http://www.darklightphotos.com/coopersmith/ Matt has graciously made all photos free to download and share, and will also offer prints available for purchase with 50% of sales going to the Scott Coopersmith Stroke Awareness Foundation!! AND for the next 48 hours, in honor of mine and Craig's July birthdays, all prints will be an additional 10% off. Be sure to use the coupon code "birthday" at checkout.
Thank you to our Board of Directors and volunteers who offer their time throughout the year to help us plan our annual gala and grow our foundation! We could not have done it without all of your help! It brings me so much joy to know that Scott's memory is living on, not only among his immediate family but within our extended family and community as well.
Thank you again to everyone for your generous support in our efforts to raise stroke awareness in Scott's memory.