Mario Chalmers Foundation Benefit


Miami HEAT Players Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier, Joel Anthony, Chris "Birdman" Anderson and Juwan Howard joined Mario Chalmers at an Event to Raise Funds for Women with Breast Cancer

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (March 9, 2013) THINK PINK BASKETBALL, hosted by Miami Heat Point Guard Mario Chalmers and Specialty Automotive Treatments (SAT), proved to be a slam dunk event, raising over $40,000 for the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation and the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center (located at Holy Cross Hospital) on Saturday, March 9th at the SAT Showroom in Fort Lauderdale. Over 150 guests, including Miami Heat Players Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier, Joel Anthony, Chris "Birdman" Anderson and Juwan Howard, joined Chalmers and Specialty Automotive Treatment's owner Rafael Jorge at the cocktail reception which featured delectable catered fare from Grille 401 on Las Olas, cocktails from Potions in Motion, the cool sounds of DJ Irie and fabulous live and silent auction items. Raising funds for women with breast cancer has been a major cause that Chalmers has supported ever since a dear childhood friend's mother passed away from the disease a number of years ago.

Highlights of the evening included warm welcome speeches by Rafael and Ralph Jorge and Mario Chalmers as well as some special words of appreciation from Lynn Mandeville, Director of Development for the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center. CBS4 Sports Anchor Jim Berry emceed the spectacular live auction which featured an extraordinary Hublot King Power Dwyane Wade Watch courtesy of Weston Jewelers; a fabulous New York Yankees Opening Day/New York City travel package from SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel and Concierge Services; a VIP Heat Experience with Mario Chalmers and a Hand-painted Canvas of Lebron James courtesy of Joseph Gormley Art. THINK PINK BASKETBALL sponsors included Specialty Automotive Treatments; Weston Jewelers; Hublot; Grille 401; SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services; Best Care; Opreme Beverage Corp; Joseph Gormley Art; Ice Cryogenics Enterprises and Potions in Motion.

About Mario V. Chalmers Foundation The mission of the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation is to create and support community based programs that encourage the positive development of youth through sports and education and fund initiatives for breast cancer research and treatment. The foundation strives to empower, inspire and enable youth to live healthy lifestyles, put education first and give back to their communities. Each activity supported by the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation encourages youths to stay positive and remind them that in times of adversity...we must perform.

About Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex was built entirely through philanthropy and was designed by women, for women, to provide comprehensive healthcare in a serene and spa-like environment. Accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the Women's Center offers digital mammography, along with other women's imaging services. Digital mammography offers better visibility of the breast, is helpful for women with implants and for imaging patients with known abnormalities, offers greater image flexibility, involves shorter exam times, entails less call-backs, and provides faster results. To learn more about the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center, visit

About Specialty Automotive Treatments (SAT) SAT is about Style and Attitude. Specialty Automotive Treatments offers customized aftermarket products to create specialized enhancements for automobiles and boats. Products range from custom interiors, custom car and marine audio/video, wheels and tires, grilles, body kits, moon roofs, and custom exteriors. Specialty Automotive Treatments was founded by Rafael Jorge in 1979 and has expanded its offered products and services exponentially over the years. Specialty Automotive Treatments houses its impressive inventory in their $5 million, 15,000 sq. ft. showroom located in Fort Lauderdale. Specialty Automotive Treatments is located at 700 West Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information, please call (954) SAT-1234 or visit

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