All Aboard Against Breast Cancer Waterside Festival Adds More Family Fun Activities

Chef Bayfront News, Special Events

(Fort Myers Beach, Fla. – October 29, 2010) – The Second Annual All Aboard Against Breast Cancer Waterside Festival to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Southwest Florida Affiliate will take place on Saturday, November 20th. Preparations for a fabulous waterside celebration are underway.

“We’re really excited about the event this year. After the success in 2009 of a $70,000 donation we have raised the bar to $100,000. The wine dinner and auction will be especially interesting to wine folks and Saturday will be a great day of fun for all the family. From wine to food to kids competitions and entertainment, there will be something for everyone. I hope everyone will support this important cause and help us make our goal.”

Saturday’s activities will run from 11 am to 4 pm and include Sea Ray Yachts in-water boat show and demonstration, a friendly fishing competition for the kids, a roll-the-dice for a chance to win a Sea Ray yacht, a day-long raffle offering fishing and boating excursions, weekend packages, gift certificates and more, sumo wrestling, face painting, crab races, The Game Guys activity trailer featuring x-box and Wii gaming challenges, plus much more. Live music will be performed throughout the day. For those looking for a little culinary flair, come and experience the tastes of some of this area’s favorite local chefs in our Signature Chef Tasting. Families, boaters, sailors, and guests young and old will all find something of interest at Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina’s “All Aboard Against Breast Cancer” Waterside Festival at Snook Bight, 4765 Estero Blvd, located behind the Publix Shopping Center on Fort Myers Beach, or for boaters at Bay Channel Marker 27, VHF Channel 72, GPS 26’26.205 N 81’55.160W.

The weekend will start Friday, November 19th with an exclusive wine tasting on the promenade and a wine dinner and auction at the award-winning Bayfront Bistro, the most exclusive waterfront restaurant in the area on. The festival continues the next day with a complimentary event open to the Public on Saturday, November 20th, at the marina.

A portion of the dinner and all proceeds from the auctions and raffles and chance drawings will directly benefit the Komen Southwest Florida Affiliate whose promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

The festival is free and open to the public. The wine dinner is $100 per person, the wine tasting is $20 per person, reservations are required, seating is limited. For dinner reservations, call 239-765-4371 or for more information about the events, please visit www.allaboardfest.org.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Southwest Florida Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Southwest Florida Affiliate of Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our local community. Established in 2002, the Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to furthering the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The Southwest Florida Affiliate of Komen for the Cure joins 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Southwest Florida Race for the Cure®, the Affiliate has invested over $4 million in the fight to end breast cancer. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in Southwest Florida. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research. For more information: http://www.komenswfl.org (239) 498-0016.