Denise Brown will host her annual Brooke’s Butterfly Bash from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 18 at The Orlo House and Ballroom, 315 South Plant Avenue in Tampa. The fundraiser event beneifts the Florida Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America and the Tampa General Hospital Foundation.
Ms. Brown said that funds raised will help childen and families in our local community who are battling Lupus. Her daughter, Brooke Brown, age 18, passed away five years ago from complications of Lupus.
“It’s hard to express how difficult it is to be moving on without my day to day companion, my best friend, my beautiful daughter. The nurses at TGH were amazing . . . So I will continue to share Brooke’s story,” she said.
Various levels of sponsorship for the event are available. Individual tickets are $150. For more information send an email to: email@example.com. Or call 813-507-1559. The web site is: brookesbutterflybash.com
From Brooke’s Butterfly Bash: “Denise Brown is a fundraiser, volunteer, but a mother first. For the past four years, Denise has organized Brooke’s Butterfly Bash LLC , a non-profit to benefit children and families battling Lupus through the Lupus Foundation Florida Chapter and Tampa General Hospital. Denise’s passion for this cause is her way of keeping her daughter, Brooke Brown’s, legacy of helping others. Brooke lost her battle to Lupus on October 2017. She was just 18. Brooke’s illness over the years defined her purpose of helping children by wanting to become a pediatric nurse. Denise now makes sure she is seeing Brooke’s purpose through. Denise’s goal is to prevent another child from suffering, like Brooke.”