South Florida Hooters donates $22,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center at Cancer Awareness Luncheon and raises additional funds at LAGS Annual Great Bike Ride

October 17, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. - Hooters of South Florida presented a check of $22,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center as part of the 9th Annual Hooters Half Marathon that was held at the Hooters in Fort Myers.  The Hooters check presentation took place during Moffitt Cancer Center’s annual cancer awareness luncheon that celebrated the center’s 30th anniversary on Oct. 14 at the Sarasota Ritz- Carlton at 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota.  Miss Hooters International and Calendar Cover Girl Sable Robbert along with Hooters Calendar Girls Miss September Stephanie Smeltz from Colorado, Miss October Rachel Swartz from Virginia and LTP Management Director of Marketing Kristi Quarles presented the check during the luncheon. 

The Sarasota Luncheon is an annual event where attendees have the opportunity to hear about the latest advances in cancer treatment, screening and cutting-edge research. All proceeds from the event support cancer research at Moffitt.

Additional Hooters Calendar Girls helped raise additional funds for Moffitt Cancer Center on October 15th and 16th for the 2016 Lags Annual Great Bike Ride across I-4 “LAGBRAI”.  This exciting 2-day distance ride includes many fun and family oriented events.  The ride is dedicated and in the honor of David “Lags” Lageschulte, who lost his 11-year battle with prostate cancer in 2014.  Lags philanthropic endeavors included endowing a chair for prostate cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center as well as an active supporter for Cure on Wheels.  This 2-day distance ride benefits prostate cancer research just as Lags would have wanted.

LTP Management, a Franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 17 locations in South Florida.  For more information about South Florida Hooters please visit www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook www.Facebook.com/SouthFloridaHooters.  This is the ninth consecutive year that Hooters Restaurants and The Fort Myers Track Club have teamed up to organize this race in support of the fight against cancer.  Proceeds from the race benefit Moffitt Cancer Center, The Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund and GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Since its inception the event has raised approximately $300,000. Over 1,000 runners participated in the race.