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Thursday, October 5th, 2023

11:00am – 2:00pm

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Vineyard Reception & Luncheon at
Piazza Italia
904 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Join us for the 3rd Annual Positively Pink Spirited Luncheon hosted by Memorial Healthcare System Community Relations and benefiting the Memorial Breast Cancer Center.  The goal of this event is to raise awareness and much needed funds for local breast cancer initiatives. 

This annual event sells out quickly – so don’t delay!  Don’t miss your chance to sip on delicious spirits, dine on decadent delights, shop quality merchandise (a portion of the proceeds are donated back to the event!), and win amazing prizes in our raffle.  Become an event sponsor and enjoy enhanced benefits.  

Memorial Breast Cancer Center is dedicated to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment  and ongoing care with comprehensive quality and innovative services Specialized breast oncology nursing care. Coordinated care from patient and family navigators. Innovative rehabilitation program starting at diagnosis. Experienced breast cancer physicians and surgeons who are leaders in research and care. Memorial also has a specialized Integrative medicine program including, massage, acupuncture, herbal consultation, meditation, nutrition, yoga and more.

Help us turn Las Olas Pink on Thursday, October 5th, as we come together in the fight against breast cancer!

Event Co-Chairs:  Alyssa Lovitt of I LOV-ITT CONSULTING and Renée Quinn of QuinnProQuo

A collage of pictures of Positively Pink attendees


Founding Sponsor Brick $250

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Positively Pink Commemorative Brick Section
Presented by Crush Law

In partnership with Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

We have created a way to honor and remember our family & friends through a partnership with Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale.

Walk along the beautiful Riverwalk and stop by the Gazebo located in the south west section of the walk near the Hyatt Centric. There you will find messages of faith, hope and love on bricks along the walk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Memorial breast cancer foundation.

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35th Anniversary – Call to Artists

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2023, and to mark the occasion, Riverwalk invites artists to share their view of the Riverwalk.

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork of all mediums are invited to participate in the competition, including but not limited to watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, charcoal, mixed media, drawing and gouache. The winning artwork will grace the cover of a future issue of Go Riverwalk Magazine.

Artists, no matter where they live, are invited to submit their original artwork by Monday, October 2, 2023, to the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale office at 888 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The artwork must depict Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk.

The competition will be judged by a local juried panel. The winner will be notified in October and will be required to be photographed and interviewed for a story in Go Riverwalk Magazine.

Each submission must have attached to the artwork:

  • Title of artwork
  • Full name of artist
  • Address of artist (street address, city, state, ZIP code)
  • Email address
  • Daytime/cell phone number

“Riverwalk has celebrated notable anniversaries in the past by asking artists to share their depictions of Riverwalk,” says Genia Duncan Ellis, President/CEO of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. “We want to help celebrate our organization’s 35th anniversary in a similar way this year.”

For more information contact Amy Mahon at 954-468-1541 ext. 206.

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Riverwalk Burger Battle™ TOP 5 Winning Burgers

BBChipRiverwalk Fort Lauderdale hosted the SOLD OUT Riverwalk Burger Battle™ V presented by Publix Aprons Cooking School and Catering  on Friday, May 23, 2014 under the stars along the Riverwalk at Huizenga Plaza. This sizzling event, emceed by Big 105.9‘s Doc Reno, pitted sixteen (16) top burger joints and restaurants against one another to show off their creative juices and grilling skills to over 1200  guests along the scenic New River. The Battle brings together South Florida burger aficionados for an evening of gourmet burger creations, cocktails, beers and fun, while raising funds to support the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s mission of building and nurturing a vibrant community connected by the New River.

Who won the Trophy?

A team of restaurant industry judges awarded the custom Riverwalk Burger Battle™ trophy to this 2x contender, who placed 5th in 2013. 5 of the 6 Judges gave this contender a PERFECT SCORE.

Best Burger Trophy

Burger Nirvana

2x Contender American Social

Miami Heater Burger – 1st Place

1--Winner-Miami Heater
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For a second year in a row, Fans gave up their chips for some leis, drink umbrellas and a tasty burger that also rated highly with our Judges, earning them 2nd Place.

Fan Favorite Trophy

Best Bar & Grill Burger – 2nd Place

Returning Champ Rosie’s Bar & Grill 

1-Burger-Battle-5-FF_Rosies2 BEST Knife & Fork Burger– 3rd Place

New Contender Shooters Waterfront


Best Burger Joint Burger – Tie 4th Place

New Contender Burgers & Suds 

New Contender Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox

1-BEST of Awards

MEDIA at the Battle

Burger Belle’s Favorites at BurgerBeast.com

BigMouthGirlz.com at the Battle

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Thank you to all our CONTENDERS:Big Bear Brewing Company ★Burger Zone ★Georgie’s Alibi ★Gimme A Burger ★Hard Rock Café ★Hollywood Prime ★Shula Burger ★Sweet Nectar Charcoal Grill & Spirits ★The Downtowner  ★Timpano Italian Chophouse  ★Whiskey Tango

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle 5 Judges

For our 5th year, we brought a new judging team together headed by two dynamic sisters who own and operate their own catering company and local cafe. We then added three award winning Chefs and a food industry CEO, whose team won back to back Fan Favorite Trophy’s at this very Battle.  These six judges represent ten of South Florida’s best dining establishments.

  • Jonny Altobell and Penny Sanfilippo Owners/Chefs/Sisters at 11th Street Annex

  •  Paula DaSilva, Executive Chef 3030 Ocean

  •  Marc Falsetto, CEO/Founder, JEY Hospitality Group: Himmarshee Public House | ROK:BRGR burger bar + gastropub and 2x Burger Battle Fan Favorite trophy winner!

  •  Chris Miracolo, Executive Chef S3

  •  George Patti, Owner/Chef, MEAT Eatery and Taproom, SALT Fusion Cuisine and Tasters Taco Emporium



Eight bragging men came to the battle and one was the winner. With a new twist to the slider eating contest – additional ingredients were added to the delicious Bokamper Sliders including onions, mushroom and Jalapeno Peppers! Only real contenders made the 3 minute limit! Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale thanks Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill for sponsoring the Slider Eating Contest which again shows what great community partners they are. Make it a point to go by and try their delicious burgers and other menu items.

✰WINNER✰ Joe Gallignani “Joey G” of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department – $250
✰Runner up✰​ Chief Tim Heiser of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department – S100


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