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.
Secretary, Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida
Treasurer, Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida