RIVERVIEW, Fla. (WFLA) – The CEO of a Tampa Bay event venue plays fairy godmother and gives back to first responders by donating dresses.
Regent CEO Shannon Keil has been working on this project for over a year which will provide wedding dresses to healthcare workers affected by COVID-19.
Keil told 8 On Your Side that the project took on new meaning when she was diagnosed with the virus a few weeks ago.
“I went into acute respiratory failure. The local hospital, St. Joseph’s South, looked after me very well, so it’s so much closer to my heart and it means so much more to me now, ”she said.
There are approximately 30 dresses available, size 0-24, for selected brides-to-be to choose from for free. The dresses are valued between $ 800 and $ 2,500 each.
To submit an application, head to the following link on The Regent’s website where you will be asked to submit 500 words about the healthcare worker, their history of engagement and their work. Applications must be submitted by September 15th.
“I want to bless everyone who blessed me and still bless my best friend in the hospital right now,” Keil said.
If you would like to donate a wedding dress, you can contact The Regent by emailing [email protected] or by phone at 813-571-2494.