Last chance to purchase discounted tickets for PURSEonality Event

Dress for Success SW Florida announces that discounted tickets are available for only a limited time for the PURSEonality event to be held on Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court in the Bell Tower Shops. Through 3:00 p.m. on March 25, tickets may be purchased for $25 each online at Tickets at the door will be $30.

Dress for Success is joining forces with Blessings in a Backpack to present one spectacular evening to support the two organizations, which promote the economic independence of women and provide for the nutritional needs of children, respectively.

Dr. Patrick Flaharty and Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa has stepped up as Title Sponsor for the event, which will feature an auction of celebrity-owned and luxury designer handbags, the opportunity to shop for designer handbags, a Chinese auction of fabulous items donated by event sponsors and vendors—including an original painting by renowned local artist Leoma Lovegrove valued at $4,000—a cash bar and more. There’s plenty of fun in store for the guys, too, at a designated “Man Cave” for the evening. VIP sponsors will enjoy early entry at 5:30 p.m.

Nearly five-hundred gently used handbags and purses to be sold at the event have already been collected at the following businesses, who generously volunteered to serve as drop-off locations: Bell Tower Shops, Clive Daniel Home, Encore Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Spada Salon and Day Spa, and The French Press.

Dress for Success SW Florida relies on donations and volunteers from the Southwest Florida community to help continue its life-changing mission of providing wardrobes, employment counseling and career development tools to disadvantaged women in the area. Private donors, school officials and volunteers are integral to the mission of Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL, which provides critical weekend nourishment to children who depend on federal food assistance programs they receive at school.

Both organizations are grateful to the sponsorship support of Dr. Flaharty and Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa, along with Bell Tower Shops, Six-Bends Harley-Davidson, Florida Academy, Leoma Lovegrove and CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing.
Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available. Call Mary McDonough at (239) 689-4992 or Cecilia St. Arnold at (239) 410-9592.

About Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally focusing on providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring for women. Its main office is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida email, call 239-689-4992 or visit
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.