Wine and Dine for a good cause on Navarre Beach

Fine wine you can feel good about sipping along Florida’s most beautiful beach. Who doesn’t like that?
Folks will be wining and dining in support of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation on the Navarre Beach Feb. 28 during the annual Wine & Dine for Dravet in Honor of Charlotte organized and hosted by Cheryl Chant and Ken Rudzki, Charlotte’s grandparents.

It will be held at Juana’s Club Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill in Navarre, an award-winning beach bar. The event will feature live music by Stevie Hall and a wine tasting with featured dinner available. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will also feature a silent auction and door prizes.

All funds raised will benefit the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. Dravet Syndrome Foundation, is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization based in Connecticut whose mission is to aggressively raise research funds for Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies, while providing support to affected individuals and families. Since its inception in 2009, DSF has awarded over $4.2 million in research grant awards and over $160,000 in patient assistance grants.

Pretty awesome, right?

Charlotte is close to the hearts of many locals here. She was born a healthy baby girl, but at almost five months old, this abruptly changed when she had her first seizure. Unfortunately, the seizures kept coming. Genetic testing was done as no other reason for her seizures could be found. A month later, a diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome was made.

Dravet Syndrome is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy and for which there is currently no cure.

Nowadays, Charlotte’s seizures are more controlled with medications. At 6 years old, she’s wonderful and very active. She adores her big sister and loves school. She looks forward to seeing her friends and teachers every day.

Help children like Charlotte find a cure for Dravet while enjoying a night of music and fun along beautiful Navarre Beach by reserving your table by calling Chant at 850-240- 3880 or email

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