Ready for Takeoff: Elevate, A Kids In Distress Benefit, Happening On October 22, 2022

Elevate, A Kids In Distress Benefit, presented by Greenberg Traurig will take place on October 22, 2022, at 6pm in Banyan Air Hangar 62 at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Fort Lauderdale, Florida Oct 6, 2022 ( – The cocktail chic event will benefit 20,000+ marginalized and at-risk children and families served by Kids In Distress and Family Central in South Florida. Hosted by Silver Lining Catering and Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events & Productions, the evening will highlight a showcase of private jets, an exhibit of exotic vehicles, a silent and live auction, live entertainment, specialty cocktails, and a culinary experience. Tickets are available now at for $250 per person.

The evening’s entertainment is sure to thrill lovers of luxury, especially the live auction which will offer guests the chance to bid on items such as a Snowmass Colorado (Aspen) stay, an all-inclusive, luxe-adventure cruise with Atlas Ocean Voyages, and tickets to the Monaco Grand Prix. Elevate is expected to draw 300-400 of South Florida’s business leaders, philanthropists, and difference-makers.

“For 43 years Kids In Distress has been carrying out our mission to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and/or neglected,” said Mark Dhooge, President and CEO of Kids In Distress and Family Central Inc. “Elevate represents an amazing opportunity for the community to come together to invest in the lives of children and families in a big way. The funds raised will enable our team to change lives for a lifetime. That’s the level of impact we’re truly after and we need community support to get there.”

Preceding the benefit is Elevate, Into The Wilder, which is will take place on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 5:30 pm at The Wilder in Fort Lauderdale. The elevated happy hour hosted by The Wilder kicks off the Elevate series of events.

Guests will enjoy a DJ, specialty cocktails, decadent small bites, an exciting raffle, and a preview of exotic vehicles courtesy of The Auto Toy Store.

Elevate is proudly presented by Greenberg Traurig. “I am honored to serve on the board of directors for Kids In Distress to support their important mission to care for neglected and abused children and their families in our community. I applaud the many volunteers, staff, and sponsors who truly help to elevate the lives of others,” said Bruce I. March, Co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Corporate Practice.

“I am thrilled that we keep elevating the event every year,” said Rachael Bauman, Co-chair of the 2022 Elevate Planning Committee. “It’s a pleasure to work with our committee and the KID team to engage the South Florida community in KID’s mission.”

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Kids In Distress (KID) is a licensed nationally accredited agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and care and treatment of abused and/or neglected children. KID serves more than 20,000 children and families through programs that focus on prevention, intervention, foster care, education, and family counseling. KID partners with corporations, organizations, municipalities, schools, and individuals to support its mission and expand services throughout South Florida. For more information about Kids In Distress, please visit or Follow us on Instagram @kidsindistress.


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