Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort hosted the community, loyal patrons and guests last month to a fundraiser for server Jimma Grimm, who was battling breast cancer. Held in their East Bar Courtyard, the event raised $22,305 from donations as well as silent auction and live auction items.
Guests enjoyed live music by Michael J Thomas, decadent catering stations specially prepared by the Ruth’s Chris Steak House team, a silent auction filled with items donated by local businesses, and a live auction hosted by Luxury Estates Auction Company.
Due in large part to the support of the community, many of whom have come to know and love Grimm during her tenure of more than a decade since opening day at Ruth’s Chris, the event raised $22,305. Grimm announced at the event that she was cancer free and cleared by her doctors earlier that week. One hundred percent of the money raised will go toward her medical expenses and assist with daily living expenses during her time in recovery.
Event sponsors and donors included 30A Life Photography, AJs Seafood and Oyster Bar, Alys Beach, Avantgarde Salon, Back Beach Barbecue, Best Western, Big Kahunas Water & Adventure Park, Bijoux de Mer, Bodyworks By Bull, Boogie’s Water Sports, Boshamp's Oyster House, Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer, Critch Enterprises, LLC, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, Dahl Burke, Destin Commons, Ed Eich, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Coast Theatre Campany, Faustino, Frill Seekers Gifts, Fubar Pizza, Grayton Beer Company, Hair Designers Plus, Harbor Docks, The Honey Hutch, Jessica Hathorn Art, Kelly Plantation, Kiki Risa Boutique, Luna Ball Room, LuxExchange, Marlin Grill, Mary Kay, McCaskill & Company, Newman Dailey Resort Properties, Old Bay Steamer, Pepitos, Pure 7 Studios, Pure Barre, QuickiClean, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Restaurant Paradis, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Sunset Bay Cafe, Susan Benton Art, The City of Fort Walton Beach, The Breakfast Table, Beach Walk Café, Henderson Park Inn, The Henderson Resort and Salamader Spa, The Red Bird Art Experience, WaterColor Boat House, and Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
For those who were unable to attend, donations can be made through the We Fight for Jimma GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/WeFightForJimma. Donations may also be dropped off at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin.