Miami, FL— Grower, shipper, and marketers Alpine Fresh and Procacci Brothers joined forces to host a charity golf tournament in Doral, Florida, to benefit Metavivor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The tournament, organized by Mike Kelly and Gabby Procacci, honored Kerry O’ridoan, the daughter of a dear friend and colleague who lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer in April of 2022 at 31 years old.
Participants played the famed “Blue Monster,” challenging their golf skills while helping to raise over $150,000.00 for Metavivor.
“We were so pleased to sell out our inaugural tournament for such a great cause,” says Jose Sanchez, President of Alpine Fresh.
Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. Six to ten percent of these diagnoses are metastatic, or stage IV, and approximately another 30% of breast cancer patients develop metastatic breast cancer. Although 30% of all breast cancer patients will metastasize, only 2-5% of research funding goes to metastatic breast cancer.
METAvivor funds MBC research through a scientific peer-review process, with 100% of its donations going towards research grants. Their mission is to transition metastatic breast cancer from a terminal diagnosis to a chronic, manageable disease with a decent quality of life.
“What a pleasure to spend time with friends and family for a cause close to me,” says J.M. Procacci of Procacci Brothers. “We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”
To find out more information and support METAvivor, please visit www.metavivor.org.
Alpine Fresh® is a grower, shipper, and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables headquartered in Miami, FL. Alpine Fresh specializes in seven major commodities – asparagus, French beans, Brussel sprouts, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and fresh cuts. Our mission is to bring fresh agricultural products from our farms to the world, in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible, while maintaining the highest quality standards in the industry. www.alpinefresh.com
From our humble beginning in the Procacci Family basement back in 1948, to our current position as the Leader in the Field within the North American Produce Industry, Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation has excelled in growing and strengthening the businesses of our customers. Through our robust network of organic and conventional growers, we provide our customers with comprehensive sourcing solutions for premium fruits, vegetables, tropical & specialty produce and floral items. Whatever your need – from private labeling to local produce items to direct-store-delivery (DSD) – Procacci Brothers is equipped to provide customers of all types and sizes with the freshest, safest and best tasting produce. For more information on our wholesale produce/distribution operations please visit www.procaccibrothers.com .