Local Artists Contribute To October Pink Project Events

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Renata and Paul Rozmus of the Renata Band; Lisa Walsh, designer at RS Walsh; and Ted Myerson, photographer, are among the local artists taking part in October San Cap Pink Project events supporting cancer needs in the community.

Lisa Walsh, left, Master Flautist Paul Rozmus and international entertainer Renata Rozmus

“The Annual Pink Tea Party on October 4th at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa launches a month of Pink Project events,” said San Cap Pink Project President and cancer survivor, Ann Neubauer.

Coming up next, at the Sanibel Fire Station, the popular Pink Out Picnic is scheduled Oct. 20. At Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, coming events are the Dink for Pink pickleball tournament Oct. 27-29 plus round-robin Oct. 30, and the new Pink-A-Boo Halloween costume party dance Oct. 29.

“All these events are designed not just to raise funds, but to have fun, bring joy, celebrate life, and honor others,” continued Neubauer. “Advancements in cancer treatment is what saved my life, but community support is what got me through it successfully.”

At the Pink-A-Boo dance October 29th, the Renata Band will entertain featuring, high-energy internationally known band leader Renata Rozmus, known for a blues and pop singing style that gets everyone on their feet. Classically trained, she runs a thriving violin teaching practice by day and amazes audiences with electric violin riffs by night.

SUAREZ Family of Companies in conjunction with LeAneSUAREZGroup | John R Wood Properties made a significant cash contribution to the cause in support of entertainment at the Pink-A-Boo Halloween costume dance. “It’s important to raise awareness and bring the community together around this critical issue,” said Suarez. “And I love the idea that we can have fun doing it,” she smiled.

At the Annual Pink Tea Party on Oct. 4, Master flautist Paul Rozmus will set the tone with his signature mixture of smooth jazz, pop, funk, and blues. Rozmus owns Face 2 Face Studios and can be heard locally in the Renata Band at a variety of venues, including Key Lime Bistro. Classically trained in Europe, Rozmus has built a reputation internationally as an entertainer, songwriter, producer, and conductor.

Fred Bondurant and John Bondurant of Kingfisher Real Estate made a significant donation to the cause in support of entertainment at the Annual Pink Tea Party.

RS Walsh custom orchid centerpiece from 2021 Pink Tea. Photo by Ted Myerson

Designer Lisa Walsh of RS Walsh Landscaping will donate the centerpieces again this year. “The centerpieces will be potted, using a species that can be transplanted locally such as pink dipladenia or pink mandevilla,” explained Walsh.

“Last year’s orchid centerpieces were stunning, and we anticipate even more floral beauty this year,” said Mary Bondurant, San Cap Pink Project Founder. “As an added bonus, this year centerpieces will be given to attendees to take home.”

R.S. Walsh Landscaping is a family owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build company with an outdoor showroom garden on Sanibel Island.

Local photographer Ted Myerson will be on hand again this year to capture the experience for attendees. “This is a great opportunity to bring friends and family who are cancer survivors together for a photo surrounded by supporters,” added Neubauer. Myerson owns Solphotography.guru, known for finding the beauty in all things and capturing it on film.

All events are designed to provide support, remembrance, and fundraising for the community. Funds raised by ticket sales, contributions to the raffles and auctions, donations, and merchandise sales benefit uninsured and under-insured members of the Sanibel and Captiva communities needing help with cancer related needs.

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