FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2015) – With less than two weeks away, the Love That Dress!7 fundraising event, to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, has sold out of its exclusive VIP Suites, but individual general admission and VIP tickets are still available.

Held at Embassy Suites in Estero, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, the Love That Dress!7 main event will include a huge inventory of new and “gently loved” dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories, a silent auction full of unique packages, and cocktails. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Dress drop-off locations throughout Lee County are currently accepting donations of items through Aug. 17. Information on those locations is also available on the event website.

In the months leading up to the main event, members of the Southwest Florida community were asked to donate new and “gently loved” dresses and accessories at collection parties and convenient drop-off locations across the county, increasing inventory, funds and awareness for the main event.

This year’s Love That Dress! sponsors include Title Sponsor White House | Black Market, Venue Sponsor Embassy Suites, Dress Collection Space Sponsor Miromar Outlets, Event Sponsors NBC-2, News-Press Media Group, Gulfshore Life Magazine, 96.9 More FM, Naples Daily News, SPADA Salon & Day Spa, SS Hookers, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., The Firestone Sky Bar, Jason’s Deli, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, House of Wu, RS Walsh Landscaping, Boost Creative, New Beginnings Events, Nulmage Dry Cleaners, Image Matters, Sephora USA, Inc., RumRunners Restaurant, Cork Soakers Deck and Wine Bar, Six Bends Harley-Davidson, Lee Family News/Happenings Magazine, Atilus, LLC, Paper Fish Printing, Priority Payment Systems, Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Living Local, A JARON Fine Jewelry, Costco, Matanzas on the Bay, Signs Now, Arthrex, Bryan Avery & Allstate Insurance, and Unfiltered Unfined Wines, and VIP Suite Sponsors Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, Private Client Insurance Services, LeeSar Cooperative Services of Florida, Inc., The Home Mag, PACE Board of Directors, Giving Alliance of Women, Gail Markham and Friends, Noelle Melanson, Florida Marina Clubs, and Diana Willis and Anne Wittenborn.

Donations of services and packages for the event’s silent auction are still needed. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact Allyson Ross at for more information.

All proceeds from Love That Dress!7 will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. PACE is a non-residential program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration, truancy and declining grades.

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a Florida-based, nonprofit organization and the only statewide prevention program for adolescent at-risk girls in the nation. In the past year, the Lee County program provided 116 girls with education, counseling, training and advocacy, resulting in 94 percent of girls in the program having no involvement with juvenile justice within six months of leaving PACE, 88 percent improving their academic performance and 80 percent remaining in school or obtaining employment three years after leaving PACE. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long-term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance use, unemployment and long-term economic dependency.

PACE accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department of Children and Families, school personnel, community-service agencies, parents, family members and friends, as well as self-referrals.

For more information about the event, call 239-470-7548, visit or search “Love That Dress, Lee” on Facebook.