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Inflamed Sisters Thriving Summit & Gala (2024)

Join us for our 3rd Annual Inflamed Sisters Thriving (IST) Summit & Gala.

The Birchwood Grand Ballroom in St. Petersburg, FL

Saturday, October 12, 2024

2024 Inflamed Sisters Thriving Summit & Gala

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About the Summit and Gala

Save the Date for a Life-Changing Experience!

Location: The Birchwood in the Grand Ballroom in St. Petersburg, FL
Date: October 12 & 13, 2024

Prepare to embark on a journey of empowerment, resilience, and thriving at the 3rd Annual Inflamed Sisters Thriving Summit & Gala! Set against the backdrop of vibrant ocean views of Downtown St. Petersburg, this transformative event is more than a gathering—it’s a celebration of the strength of resilience, a safe space for education, motivation, and inspiration to stop hiding and start thriving.

On Saturday, October 12, 2024, our Summit & Gala promises to be the highlight of the year, bringing together up to 200 like-minded individuals. Immerse yourself in expert panel discussions, explore holistic well-being, and delve into strategies for financial and professional success. A renowned keynote speaker will grace the event, and a chef-prepared buffet will elevate your culinary experience with delectable options.

This year’s formal Gala theme, “The Purple Flame Thrives,” symbolizes the burning passion and resilience within each attendee, united in the pursuit of personal and professional triumph over chronic illnesses.

The journey doesn’t end there. On Sunday, October 13, 2024, a select few will indulge in the IST Resilience Brunch—a perfect conclusion to this unforgettable weekend, limited to just 30 attendees.

Why Attend?

The Inflamed Sisters Thriving Summit & Gala isn’t just an event; it’s a movement—a celebration of life, a platform for learning, and a catalyst for positive change for the autoimmune and chronic illness community. By attending, you contribute to a cause greater than yourself, supporting our 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to empower women facing autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses to thrive personally and professionally. Your contribution helps us to continue to create safe spaces, provide wellness and professional resources for the chronically ill, and champion diverse and inclusive medical research.

Event Highlights

 Saturday, October 12, 2024: Summit and Gala (5:30 pm – 10:30 pm):
-Expert panel discussions on autoimmune challenges and support, holistic well-being, BIPOC impact, financial strategies, and how to achieve professional/entrepreneurial success without sacrificing your health
– Renowned keynote speaker
– Chef-prepared buffet with chicken, fish, vegan option, and an assortment of desserts

-Up to 200 guests for Summit & Gala

Sunday, October 13, 2024 IST Resilience Brunch (12:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
–  Chef prepared menu limited to 30 guests in a beautiful courtyard at the Birch & Vine restaurant located at The Birchwood.

Be Part of Something Extraordinary

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a movement that celebrates resilience, embraces diversity, and champions the thriving spirit. Secure your in-person tickets and immerse yourself in a weekend that promises inspiration, empowerment, and connection. For inquiries or to contribute to the silent auction, email info@inflamedsistersthriving.org.

 

Guests have several options for attending

  • Summit & Gala Only on 10/12/2024.
  • VIP – includes Summit & Gala on 10/12/2024 and IST Resilience Brunch on 10/13/2024.
  • Exclusive – includes IST Meet & Greet on 10/11/2024, Summit & Gala on 10/12/2024 with an Exclusive Swag Bag, 3 raffle tickets, and the IST Resilience Brunch on 10/13/2024.

***All guests receive access to the Digital Swag Bag – website including special offers, freebies, and discounts from vendors, sponsors, and experts.

**Note:

** All tickets are non-refundable. **

Purple formal attire, themed “The Purple Flame Thrives,” is requested for the Gala. All details and updates will be communicated via email and on our website.

This event is a must-attend for:

1. Chronic Illness Warriors: Individuals living with autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses seeking inspiration, resources, and a supportive community to navigate their health journey.

2. Health and Wellness Advocates: Professionals and advocates dedicated to promoting holistic well-being, mental health, and resilience within the chronic illness community.

3. Business Professionals: Entrepreneurs and professionals interested in strategies for achieving professional success while prioritizing health and well-being.

4. Research Enthusiasts: Individuals keen on advancing medical research, diversity, and inclusion within the healthcare space.

5. Community Builders: Those passionate about fostering connections, collaborations, and a sense of belonging among individuals facing health challenges.

6. Supportive Allies: Friends, family members, and allies who want to learn, support, and contribute to the empowerment of women thriving despite chronic illnesses.

Join us in this empowering journey of resilience, education, and celebration. Be part of a community that thrives together!

Vendor, Sponsor & Speaker Opportunities

Inflamed Sisters Thriving Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to empowering women facing autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses, and your sponsorship will play a vital role in supporting our mission. As a sponsor, you will receive prominent exposure and a range of benefits based on your chosen tier, helping elevate your brand while making a meaningful impact.

1. Empowering Women: Your contribution directly supports initiatives that empower women facing autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses to thrive personally and professionally.

2. Advancing Medical Research: Inflamed Sisters Thriving actively contributes to diverse and inclusive medical research. Your donation plays a crucial role in supporting initiatives that aim to improve understanding and treatments for chronic illnesses.

3. Creating a Supportive Community: We are dedicated to fostering a community where women can connect, share experiences, and find strength in resilience. Your support helps us create resources and a safe space where every woman feels understood, supported, and empowered.

*Sponsor Tiers:*

  • Vendor – $250 (vendor option only)
  • Silver – $500 ( solopreneur only)
  • Gold – $2500 (Small Business)
  • Platinum – $5000 (Corporate Sponsor)
  • Purple – $7500 (Corporate Partner)

*Each Tier includes 1 or more of the below:*

    • Marketing on our website, blog, social media, and event platforms and banners.
    • Podcast mentions, ads, and/or interviews.
    • Featured on the Resources page on our website.
    • Featured ad in the Nurse Loves Essentials Blog.
    • Featured in digital swag & gift bags with links and products provided by the sponsor.
    • Speaker and/or vendor opportunities.
    • Priority access to attend the event with a select number of guests.
    • Networking and connections with chronic illness advocates and partners.
    • Vendor table, linens, and dinner for 1 person (does not include assistant).
    • Mentions in applicable features in newspaper, magazine, podcast and radio advertising.
  • For inquiries, email info@inflamedsistersthriving.org or contact by phone or text (813) 421-2475.
  • To view a personalized proposal select this link : Access IST Summit & Gala Sponsor Proposal

Event Schedule

3rd Annual Inflamed Sisters Thriving Summit & Gala – Event Schedule

**Saturday, October 12, 2024: Summit & Gala** Up to 200 guests

Location: The Birchwood at the Grand Ballroom in St. Petersburg, FL

  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Registration, Networking with Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, Welcome & Introduction,
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Expert Panel Discussions with Q&A
  • 7::30 pm – 8:00 pm: Expert Panel Discussions with Q&A
  • 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm: Keynote Speaker
  • 8:45 pm – 9:15 pm: “Not So Silent” Auction & Thank You
  • 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm: Networking, Entertainment, Music, Dancing

**Sunday, October 13, 2024: IST Resilience Brunch** 30 guests only

Location: Birch & Vine Courtyard at The Birchwood in St. Petersburg, FL

– 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Chef-Prepared Brunch Menu, Networking, Preparation for IST Retreat

**Note:** This schedule is subject to change. Limited in-person tickets are available. Purple formal attire, themed “The Purple Flame Thrives,” is requested for the Gala. All details and updates will be communicated via email and on our website. For inquiries, email info@inflamedsistersthriving.org or contact by phone or text (813) 421-2475.

Speakers

Headshot picture of Catina Morrison. Brown-skinned professional woman in grey and purple suit, purple earrings, and natural braided hair.

Catina Morrison, RN, BSN, Future EMBA

President, Inflamed Sisters Thriving Inc

CEO, Nurse Loves Essentials LLC

Picture of Dr. Lashawn Lee-Weaver, Brown-skinned female doctor with white doctor's coat with tite on jacket including OB-GYN

Dr. LaShawn Weaver-Lee, Board-Certified OB/GYN

Chief Medical Officer of the Kinston Community Health Center

Board Member, Inflamed Sisters Thriving Inc

Headshot of Ashley Nicole. Brown-skinned female fitness professional in purple and black workout attire with shoulder length straight natural hair with a Apple watch on.

Ashley Nicole, Autoimmune Coach & Master Fitness & Nutrition Trainer

CEO, RA Warrior Fitness

VP, Inflamed Sisters Thriving Inc

Rana Rose headshot

Rana Rose, Accountant, MBA

CEO, Accounting with a Purpose LLC

Treasurer, Inflamed Sister Thring Inc

Sponsors

To be announced…

Vendors

To be announced…

The Venue

Birchwood Hotel at the Grand Ballroom 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL (Directions)

 

Recommended Airports

For guests traveling by plane to attend the event, the following airports are recommended.

Tampa International Airport (Highly Recommended)

4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607 · (813) 870-8700

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

(727) 453-7800

Recommended Hotels, Directions, & Parking

Please note there are no blocked rooms or affiliations with the following hotels, and no guarantees for availability. Inflamed Sisters Thriving Inc is not responsible for providing accommodations, however, we are supplying a list of locations that you can choose at your own discretion.

The Birchwood Inn is a beautiful 18 room boutique hotel located at The Birchwood. The venues for our 3-day event are all located here. Rooms will go quickly. Use this link to book at Birchood Inn directly.

The Birchwood has kindly provided a list of nearby hotels. Select this link for a details: Recommended Nearby Hotels.

Directions & Parking Information:

  • Parking by valet has been pre-arranged for the Summit & Gala and will be available for $20. The Birchwood also has limited valet parking available. There is limited parking in front of The Birchwood, however, there are several parking garage options available within walking distance. We highly suggest using Uber or Lyft to avoid any challenges with parking if you are not staying at or within walking distance of the venue. A list of parking options and directions are linked here.

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What do we do for parking?

Parking by valet has been pre-arranged for the Summit & Gala and will be available for $20. The Birchwood also has limited valet parking available. There is limited parking in front of The Birchwood, however, there are several parking garage options available within walking distance. We highly suggest using Uber or Lyft to avoid any challenges with parking if you are not staying at or within walking distance of the venue. A list of parking options are linked here.

What do we do for parking?

Email info@inflamedsistersthriving.org for details on payment plan options available until 7/31/2024. Early Bird Special ends 5/31/2024. Prices will increase 6/1/2024. Ticket sales end 9/12/2024.