Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Hosts Sixth Annual Party Under the Stars

Sarasota, FL – January 25th, 2019… The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation is proud to announce that the sixth annual Party Under the Stars will be chaired by Alaina Bonessi, Sandra Shahinian and honorary chairs, FCS Physicians, Dr. Fadi KayaliDr. Manish Patel and Dr. Miguel Pelayo on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota located at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, Florida, 34236.

This festive evening “under the stars” will feature music, dancing, dining and live and silent auction with fabulous prizes. All proceeds will benefit the FCS Foundation, which provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients who are currently undergoing treatment in Florida. The FCS Foundation’s overhead is paid by Florida Cancer Specialists’ partner physicians, so that 100% of donations (net of event expenses) can benefit cancer patients in need.

FCS Foundation Board Member & FCS Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Shelly Glenn, shared, “As an FCS Foundation Board Member, it is an honor to be part of a non-profit where 100% of all donations go to help cancer patients in need. It’s going to be a great night of fun!”

Honorary Chairs and FCS Physicians, Drs. Fadi KayaliManish Patel and Miguel Pelayo, stated, “We are delighted to be named Honorary Chairs of this unique event in Sarasota, which will directly benefit cancer patients and their families. This event could not be a success without the continued support of our local community and sponsors.”

Party Under the Stars Co-Chairs, Alaina Bonessi and Sandra Shahinian, added, “The FCS Foundation’s mission of helping cancer patients in need focus on the fight is near to our hearts. No one undergoing cancer treatment should have to choose between medical expenses and household expenses. This event is fun, heartwarming, and most importantly raises funds for patient grants. We’re honored to support the foundation and chair the event.”

Foundation Executive Director Lynn Rasys said, “Party Under the Stars brings people together from the community, local businesses and the medical field to support the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation – it is always a night to remember!”

Event tickets are $175 per person and include dinner, drinks and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to wear cocktail attire. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased on Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation’s website at

To learn more about sponsoring Party Under the Stars, please contact Lynn Rasys at or 941.677.7184.

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization as designated by the IRS. The Foundation’s EIN number is 20-4616813. The Foundation is also registered in the State of Florida, Registration No. CH24320. A copy of the official State registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.


About Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation:

The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation provides financial support to qualified adult cancer patients in the state of Florida for expenses such as rent or mortgage, car payments and utility bills. By giving patients peace of mind in knowing that their bills are being paid while they are undergoing treatment, the FCS Foundation allows them to concentrate on what really matters – fighting cancer.

Due to the generosity of the Florida Cancer Specialists partner physicians in covering all overhead expenses for the Foundation, 100% of donations received go directly towards paying the essential non-medical living expenses of an adult battling cancer.

The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization and located at 5204 Paylor Lane in Sarasota, Florida. Learn more about the FCS Foundation at: or call 941.677.7181.

For More Information, Contact:

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Executive Director, Lynn Rasys

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Shelly Glenn

Christine Turner, APR

Ganick Communications, Inc.
Elaine Ganick

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