Taste of Italia to benefit RBC Bank Relay for Life Team

VERO BEACH — RBC Bank’s Relay for Life Team will present its second annual “Taste of Italia” wine and food pairing fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of the Beaches on Tuesday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RBC Bank Downtown Vero located at 10th Avenue and U.S. Highway 1.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Vero Beach is providing the food and wine pairing for the evening assisted by The Rotary Club of Vero Beach Oceanside.  Entertainment will include raffles, a silent auction, plus the Vero Beach Opera will be performing along with a classical guitarist.

Shawn Marchetti, RBC Bank’s Regional Support Specialist and spokesperson for the event, suggested you act quickly as tickets are limited.  “I’m so excited about this tasty event that serves two purposes…raising funds for the ACS and celebrating life or as they say in Italy “celebrare la vita.”  Over 100 people were in attendance at last year’s event and nearly $3,000 was raised”, proclaimed Ms. Marchetti.

Tickets are $40 per person.

The actual overnight Relay for Life of the Beaches event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for April 9 and 10 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.  Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. and there will be entertainment and food for all ages.

“Our local Beaches Relay is going on its fifth year and has been very successful in involving the entire community and exceeding our goals every year”, Ms. Marchetti proudly stated.

Relay for Life is a community event where people of all ages and from all walks of life come together for a common cause.  Teams are formed within the community to raise funds for the event through various fundraising efforts. The Relay for Life is a nationwide event dedicated to accelerating progress in the fight against cancer.  The event supports patients and caregivers, celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones, educates individuals and raises money for a cure to the disease.  Relay for Life is the largest non-profit fundraising event for cancer research in the United States, raising nearly $3.1 billion.  Relay benefits every community in America and many internationally.  From research, to early detection and prevention programs, to personalized support, Relay provides help to those touched by cancer.  It additionally empowers people to fight back through advocacy efforts, brings the community together and creates hope for those battling the disease.

To RSVP for the “Taste of Italia” contact Shawn Marchetti by March 5th at 772-978-1077 or shawn.marchetti@rbc.com.

Information on Beaches Relay: Visit www.relayforlife.orgbeachesfl.or call The American Cancer Society office at 772-562-2272 or visit www.relayforlife.orgbeachesfl.

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