Forgotten Soldiers to host annual champagne brunch


The public is invited to attend – and support – the 5th Annual Hero’s Toast Champagne Brunch to be held at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach Friday, Nov. 15. 

Hosted by Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, the fund-raiser’s goal is to raise money for mailing monthly “We Care” packages to troops serving overseas.

The event is set to kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a silent auction and a mimosa and coffee bar, followed by brunch and the program at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased online at Parking for the event is free.

Auction items include a Goodyear Blimp ride for two, a Florida Keys getaway package, golf packages, dining certificates and much more. 

The five panelists for the main program represent the “Faces of War.” They include retired Navy Lt. Kate Arrizza, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ralph Conca, retired Army 1st Sgt. Matt Eversmann, retired Marine Col. Paul Loschiavo and retired Army Col. Eileen Kearney Watson.

The moderator will be Emmy Award-winning Tim Malloy, a veteran of local and network television news and a bestselling author. The event will be emceed by Navy veteran and WPTV News Anchor Mike Trim.

Proceeds raised from the event will pay shipping costs for the monthly “We Care” packages, each of which is filled with toiletries, snacks and recreational items. 

Deployed United States service members may sign up to receive their “We Care” packages at Family members also may register loved ones on the site.

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