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Krista Fogelsong to Be Master of Ceremonies at the 4th Annual Hearts of Love Gala

Krista Fogelsong to Be Master of Ceremonies at the 4th Annual Hearts of Love Gala

Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce that Krista Fogelsong from NBC-2 will be the master of ceremonies for the Fourth Annual Hearts of Love Gala: Our Hearts are Soaring. The gala event, which benefits Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, takes place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, located at 17260 Point Drive in Fort Myers. Tickets are $150 if purchased by January 31, 2014.  Starting February 1, 2014 tickets will be $175. All proceeds benefit Our Mother’s Home in their life-saving mission of keeping teen mothers and their children together in a safe and supportive environment.

Krista FogelsongKrista Fogelsong is best known for her warm personality as she delivers the news to Southwest Florida on NBC-2. Prior to her work with NBC-2, Fogelsong worked for stations across the country including as a reporter at KMOT-NBC in Minot, ND and main anchor at both KEVN-FOX and KNBN-NBC in Rapid City, SD. After moving to Florida, she worked as the main anchor at FOX4 in Fort Myers for five years, where she and her team earned the distinction of “Southwest Florida’s Best Anchor Team” twice. In addition to her professional success, Fogelsong is also very active in the community, volunteering her time to a variety of organizations including the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, Children’s Miracle Network, and United Way.

Fogelsong will serve as master of ceremonies at this year’s gala, which will work to raise the remaining 50% of funds still needed to support the teen mothers and babies at Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. The gala includes dinner, drinks, music, and special live auctions, as well as a special performance by Tino Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallendas. At the gala, Our Mother’s Home will also take the opportunity to recognize their Mother of the Year and Graduate of the Year for 2013.

This year’s sponsors include Astrid and Rene Photography, Digestive Specialists, South Fork Grille, Bob Forget, Ben Few and Company, Restorative Health and Human Center, Vein Specialists at Royal Palm Square, Jammin Entertainment, Best Body Now, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Douglas M. Stevens, MD Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Florida Sales and Marketing Aluminum. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this gala event.

Those who have not yet purchased gala tickets still have the opportunity to take advantage of the special ticket rate of $150 per person until January 31, 2014. For tickets or information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, visit www.ourmothershome.com or call 239-267-4663.

About Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization that aims to break the cycle of foster care and generational poverty by providing teen mothers, ages 12-18, who are in the foster care system or victims of human trafficking and other traumas, with a safe and nurturing home where they can learn to love and care for themselves and their children, while becoming productive members of society. As a privatized 501(c)3 organization, Our Mother’s Home raises 50 – 60% of its own funding to provide teen mothers with a supportive environment to stay with their children, learn life skills, and finish their education through its Mentored Living Program. There are no federal, state or city funding provided for the infants of the teen mothers.  They depend heavily on dedicated volunteers, and contributions of funds, commodities and services. With over 200 mothers and children being helped over its 13 years of operation, Our Mother’s Home continues to be a model for success in decreasing the rate of children in foster care. For more information, call (239) 267-4663, email info@ourmothershome.com, or visit http://www.ourmothershome.com.

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