Tickets are on sale, now, for the 10th anniversary “Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations and live entertainment, that will take place on Thursday, October 12, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale. The spirited culinary soiree, hosted by Eric Yutzy, WPLG Local 10 morning news anchor, benefits Heart Gallery of Broward County, an esteemed nonprofit organization dedicated to finding loving families for foster youth facing placement challenges. Michael Goodman, founder of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, will be honored as Heart Gallery of Broward County’s Child Advocate of the Year during the signature event.
This year’s participating restaurants and spirits include Bahama Breeze, Canyon, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Eddie V’s, Funky Buddha, Gulf Stream Distillery, Hellenic Republic, La Fuga, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Press and Grind Café, Red Chair Catering, South Bar & Kitchen, Sicilian Oven, Stoli Vodka, Sweeter Days Bake Shop, The Todd’s, Tulio’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, and YOT Bar & Kitchen. More restaurants will continue to be announced leading up to the event.
The event includes a special presentation to Michael Goodman, founder of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, named this year’s Child Advocate of the Year. A trailblazing entrepreneur, community advocate, and philanthropist, Goodman is revered for his marketing expertise and outstanding contributions that have left a lasting impact on the community. His commitment to South Florida families includes serving as a board chair for Neighbors 4 Neighbors, the City of Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board, and the City of Oakland Park School Advisory Board. Additionally, he is an honorary board member and past vice-chair of Art and Culture Center/Hollywood and a past board member of Arc Broward, Junior Achievement, Family Central, and Gilda’s Club. Goodman’s outstanding contributions have earned him numerous accolades including the 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Dreamer Award, the GFLCC 2023 Chair’s Award, the Leadership Broward Foundation Profiles in Leadership Award and more.
Catabella Music has been announced to provide live entertainment. The evening will also feature a Dillard’s pop-up shop, a silent auction and raffle drawings for a chance to win valuable prizes including a weekend getaway for two at the luxurious Beachcomber Resort & Club in Pompano Beach.
Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster youth who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 10th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.
The 10th anniversary edition of “Eat Your Heart Out” is sponsored by BBI, Hudson Family Foundation, Alaris Aerospace Systems, Advanced Roofing, Dunay, Miskal, Backman LLP, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and Lago Mar Beach Resort with additional support from Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Las Olas Capital Advisors LLC, RE Analysts, Stoli Group, Toothaker.org, Walter Duke + Partners, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Media sponsors are City & Shore, Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Great Locations, OutClique, and WPLG Local 10.
Early bird tickets are $100 per person through August 30. Beginning August 31, tickets will be $150 per person at https://bit.ly/EYHO2023. Complimentary valet parking is included.