Caloosa Jeepers to Host Go Topless Day Event for Local Charity

Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida Presents Their Sixth Annual Go Topless Day, Sponsored by Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Lazy Springs Recreational Park to Benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care

FORT MYERS, Florida, May 10, 2017 – Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida announces their sixth annual Go Topless Day event to raise money for Partners for Breast Cancer Care, a Lee County charity. Go Topless Day is an annual event where Jeep owners around the world remove the tops from their Jeep vehicles and enjoy the spring weather. The Caloosa Jeepers Jeep Club has participated as the Southwest Florida host of this worldwide event since 2012 and profits from merchandise sales are donated to Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

Go Topless Day takes place on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. The event begins with a 9:00 AM breakfast buffet at Mission BBQ (12984 S Cleveland Ave in Fort Myers) and continues with a convoy beginning at 10:15 AM to Lazy Springs Recreational Park (9591 Florida 82 in Felda) where the main event will begin at 11:00 AM. Admission to Lazy Springs is a discounted rate of $40 per Jeep, which includes all passengers if you mention that you are attending Go Topless Day. A portion of the gate proceeds will be donated to Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

Since 2014, the Caloosa Jeepers have used Go Topless Day as a venue to promote and raise funds for Partners for Breast Cancer Care, a Lee County based charity that is dedicated to funding breast screening, diagnostic testing and treatment for underserved Lee County women and men at no cost to them. “It was a way to take the tongue-in-cheek name of the event and make it relevant to giving back to our community,” said Caloosa Jeepers Treasurer Bobbie-Jo Buckler.

“This event has grown every year since we first participated in 2012,” said Caloosa Jeepers President Joel Lounds. “We started with a couple dozen Jeeps riding around Fort Myers Beach, and have expanded to include a day of raffles, off-road riding, food, and fun. We appreciate Lazy Springs Recreational Park hosting the main event for several years now, and are happy to welcome back Mission BBQ as our breakfast provider and staging area for our convoy for the second year in a row.”

Additionally, Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Fort Myers is co-sponsoring the event this year for the first time. Galeana will provide raffle prizes and will have several new vehicles on site for inspection by potential customers.

For additional information and to pre-order Go Topless Day 2017 merchandise, visit: http://www.caloosajeepers.com/go-topless-day-2017/.

About Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida

Caloosa Jeepers is Southwest Florida’s largest Jeep owners club and has been in existence since 1998. We are a family-friendly and community-oriented organization with nearly 200 active members. Caloosa Jeepers organizes several annual charity events, including Go Topless Day to benefit breast cancer charities and Toys for Sheriffs to benefit Victim Advocates of the LCSO. Members range from beginning off-road drivers to those with decades of experience, and span the area from Polk County to Miami-Dade, with the majority of members living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.

About Partners for Breast Cancer Care

Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. is the only non-profit organization in Lee County that provides no-cost breast screening, diagnostic testing and treatment to low-income, uninsured women and men of any age. Since 2006 we have helped 9,179 residents and provided nearly 14,000 breast care procedures at no cost to our clients. Our services fund mammograms, ultrasounds, stereotactic, ultrasound-guided, MRI guided biopsies, surgical consultations, breast MRI, excisional breast biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In the past 11 years we have diagnosed 1 man and 134 women with breast cancer.

Contact:

Amy Lounds
Secretary, Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida
239-273-7051
amy@caloosajeepers.com

Bobbie-Jo Buckler
Treasurer, Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida
239-287-4111
bobbie.jo@caloosajeepers.com

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Your tickets will be available at the ballpark before the game. Line up for the Jeep parade begins at 6:00 PM. The game starts at 7:05 PM.

Caloosa Jeepers and the Fort Myers Miracle present:
The Second Annual
Jeep Night at the Ballpark!

Join us for a special night of Jeeps and baseball at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers on Friday, July 29th, 2016. Drive your Jeep in a parade on the field before the game, and watch the Fort Myers Miracle take on the Clearwater Thrashers. We will also be presenting our proceeds from Go Topless Day 2016 to Partners for Breast Cancer Care, so please come out to support our favorite charity with Wurx Four Wheel Drive and Lazy Springs.

Line up for the parade starts @ 6:00 pm
The game starts @ 7:05 pm

Tickets are $7.50. You can buy them online in the Caloosa Jeepers Store.

RSVP for the parade here (you will need to purchase tickets separately to attend the game).

The club’s trailer is equipped with an comprehensive medical kit by Adventure Medical Kits and is located inside the rear door on the upper left. This kit is the Sportsman Grizzly model and contains supplies to treat the most common injuries, including penetration wounds from bullets or arrows, fish hook removal, splinting fractures, and stopping severe bleeding. Most importantly, it includes a book “Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine” By Eric A. Weiss, M.D., the most up-to-date information on wilderness and travel medicine. It includes: “Weiss Advice” improvised techniques; “When to Worry” tips; 97 illustrations; recommended prescription medications; medical supplies for extended expeditions; and information on how to use the components of your Adventure Medical Kit.

Adventure Medical Kits assembles many different kits based on use and number of persons it can support and can be purchased online or at many sporting goods stores. This is just one example of a first aid kit available. A number of other kits are available online or in many retail stores that would suffice. Regardless if you put your own kit together or purchase one already assembled, make sure you know what you have in your kit and how to use it should an emergency arise.

We also carry a snakebite kit, bottled water, and a fire extinguisher in our trailer for emergency use. However, these do you little good unless the trailer is near the scene of an emergency. We highly recommend that all members carry some type of first aid kit and fire extinguisher in their Jeeps at all times.

There are many kits out there and many advanced items in them as well as many that are purely marketing ploys. Know how to use what you have and have the proper equipment for what you are trained to do. If you choose to make your own basic kit, here are some essential items to include:

  • Use something clean and that will keep items dry as container/carrier
  • Bottled water
  • Pen / pencil notepad
  • Emergency phone #, poison control, doctor, pharmacy, pertinent health info that may be important ie. allergies…medical conditions
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Scissors / Trauma Shears
  • Tweezers
  • Alcohol preps
  • Latex / Non-Latex Gloves
  • 2 in-4 in Gauze pads
  • Gauze rolls
  • Fabric bandaging
  • Adhesive bandaging / assorted sizes
  • Medical tape 1 in and 2-4 in
  • Elastic bandage (Ace)
  • Ice pack / warm packs
  • Pillow case / towel
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pocket mask for CPR / Respritory arrest, if trained
  • First Aid handbook