Fighting Prostate Cancer Together


September 25, 2003

  The Fifth Annual Celebration of Hope Gala was a resounding success.  The attendance of over 700 guests signified the support of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network's (FPCN) mission.

This year we were delighted to recognize the efforts of Monsignor Laurence Higgins, Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish. His compassion is legendary in the Tampa Bay area, and we saluted him with this evening with a tribute of his life and accomplishments that have affected so many people in our community.

We were also extremely fortunate to have had General Norman Schwarzkopf, a prostate cancer survivor, as the honorary chairman to present the annual "Pioneer in Prostate Cancer Award" named in his honor to Monsignor Higgins.  General Schwarzkopf is a true hero to our organization - his personal war on prostate cancer has given much attention to the cause and he is an inspiration to us all.

The evening was a true celebration of Hope - Hope that we will find a cure.  Thank you to all who attended and your continued support of FPCN.  Your contributions to our Gala make possible the programs, services and support to help the men, and their families, afflicted by this disease.

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Honoree Monsignor Higgins, Dinner Chairman Al Austin, Honorary Chairman Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

Football provided by Coach Bobby Bowden, Florida State University for Silent Auction is shown around at Reception

FPCN Chairman Bob Samuels with Honoree Monsignor Higgins and Former Florida Secretary of State and Mrs Jim Smith

Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman

Honorary Co-Chair Tom Gallagher, Chief Financial Officer and Bob Samuels FPCN Chairman

Honoree Monsignor Higgins, Gen Schwarzkopf, Al Austin, and Bob Samuels

Dinner Chairman Alfred S. Austin

Honorary Chairman General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Monsignor Laurence Higgins

Presenting the Schwarzkopf Pioneer in Prostate Cancer Award

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and FPCN Chairman Bob Samuels

Mayor Pam Iorio presents Proclamation from Tampa City Council for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Bob Samuels Chairman, Florida Prostate Cancer Network

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ricky Reynolds, prostate cancer survivor, and wife Pam

Accepting special recognition for their contributions in support of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network

Florida Representative Sandy Murman and Bob Samuels

Presenting a Prostate Cancer Proclamation from the members of the Florida Legislature

Honoree Monsignor Higgins, FPCN Chairman Bob Samuels, and Honorary Chairman General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Dinner Chairman Al Austin, FPCN Chairman Bob Samuels, Honorary Chairman General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and Honoree Monsignor Laurence Higgins



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