If you're reading this, you've likely dined, danced and bid at a fundraiser in the year past. You've met cancer survivors, admired art, celebrated milestones. You've glammed up, hoedowned and ponied Gangnam-style. Chances are you sighted celebrities — Jon Stewart here for the Republican National Convention, or Bayshore belle Jill Kelley. You enjoyed every minute of Idina Menzel's concert at the Straz Center's 25th anniversary gala Dec. 1. You rocked to Cheap Trick at Moffitt Cancer Center's annual Magnolia Ball on May 14. Humanitarian Elie Wiesel moved you at the Florida Holocaust Museum dinner Feb. 23. Actor America Ferrera's activism inspired you at United Way's Art of Giving on April 12. You reminisced with Jane Pauley with Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's on Feb. 2. (Look for Naomi Judd at their Feb. 28 luncheon.) You related to former ABC anchor Joan Lunden speaking to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida on March 13. Bet you got a once-over from stylist Carson Kressley hosting his fourth Pediatric Cancer Foundation's fashion show Feb. 29. Your support of these causes and many more show the spirit of giving thrives year-round. Cheers to a happy, healthy, philanthropic new year!
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Tampa society events of 2012, and what's ahead in 2013
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