First annual Dine & Dash sets fun pace to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida


FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 13, 2013) – On Thursday, Sept. 12, a bevy of high heels and pink costumes will converge at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers for the first annual Dine & Dash for the Cure. Taking place from 6 to 9 p.m., the fun-filled evening complete with contests, live music and prizes will benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida for the fight against breast cancer in our community. Seventy-five percent of all proceeds stay in Southwest Florida while 25 percent goes toward research.

Online registration is open at to start a team, join a team or register as an individual. Phone registration is available at 239-498-0016.

Charlie Myrick, Komen’s executive director, explains how the event works. “The Dine is a passport to all of the wonderful restaurants in Bell Tower Shops. Purchase a Passport for $20 dollars and receive one drink, appetizer or dessert sample at each of the participating restaurants. Everyone who fills their Passport with a stamp from every location will be put into a drawing for wonderful prizes including jewelry valued at $1,000 from Tello Jewelers. The Dash is 500 feet of laughter and fun for men and women – we encourage participants to dress his or her best in high heels and pink costumes for their dash to the finish line.”

The fee for the Dash only is $25 or for both the Dine & Dash the cost is $35.

Following the Dash, a costume contest will take place with prizes awarded for craziest costume. There will also be a bead toss for prizes from Bell Tower merchants and live music performed by SoFlow.

If You Go
When: September 12
Where: Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers, FL
5:30 Registration Opens Center Court

6:00 Diners can start their Passport Adventure

6:30 Race starts in parking lot across from Regal Cinema

6:45 Band Starts in Center Court 

7:00 Winners Announced and Costume Contest

7:30 Bead Toss in Center Court.

About Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida
Seventy five percent of fundraising proceeds stays in the local community to provide education, screening, treatment and support, and 25 percent supports national breast cancer research programs. Since 2002, the Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida affiliate has given more than $5 million in grants to local agencies in the five-county area. Susan G. Komen is the largest source of non-governmental breast cancer research in the world. Visit or call 239.498.0016 for more information on the local Southwest Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen.