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November 12, 2021 to November 12, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive,, Sarasota County, Florida, United States, 34236

About This Event

Sunshine from Darkness, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the funding of mental health research and local mental health services and programs, will host its 2021 Inspiring Hope Dinner on Friday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota (1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr.). The Inspiring Hope Dinner, themed “Striking Out the Stigma of Mental Illness,” will recognize and feature legendary New York baseball star Darryl Strawberry and Steve Ford, actor and son of former President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford. Other event highlights to include a raffle and live entertainment; the Legacy Award – presented to a local individual who has helped to bring mental health to the forefront in the Sarasota community – will be given to the Seidensticker family in honor of their late father, Steve. Co-chairs are Taylor Karp Teymuri and Sarah Karp. Cost: $325; numerous sponsorships are available. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit First Step of Sarasota and The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. To learn more, visit
Now Open Daily: For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Service
Call To Reserve: (727) 954-2140
  • Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Lunch: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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  • MON.-THUR.: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • FRI.-SAT.: 3 p.m.-11 p.m.