Wexford Owners, Bob & Heather Cherichella, named Admirals of the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is proud to announce that Heather and Bob Cherichella have been selected as admirals of the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head. This annual event is Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s largest fundraiser, making possible their work as the only independent non-profit hospice south of the Broad. The Yacht Hop will be held September 17, 2017, on the docks of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Guests are invited to tour magnificent yachts and be treated to mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of the area’s premier chefs. Deas-Guyz will be performing under the oaks and silent & live auctions will be held. All proceeds of the event benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s patient care programs. Tickets are available to purchase on the Hospice Care of the Lowcountry website at hospicecarelc.org.
Each year, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry selects a person or persons to serve as Admiral for Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island. These people are chosen because they exemplify those among us who continually give back to our community and embody the finest qualities of leadership and stewardship. Bob & Heather Cherichella have been a part of our Island community since 1997. They’ve opened their home to a number of fundraisers benefitting St. Luke’s Church, Boys & Girls Club, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, among others.
A stockbroker, Certified Financial Planner and a successful Interior Designer, Heather is Co-founder of Wexford Women’s Golf Association and served on the Board of the Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association. She is involved in various initiatives throughout the community, including the Wexford Foundation, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and various Breast Cancer fundraising.
A retired Vice President with AIM Management and U.S. Army Veteran, Bob was named “one of the Outstanding Young Men in America” by the US Jaycees in 1985. He’s been a volunteer for various Salvation Army initiatives in Illinois, Indiana and here in Beaufort/Hilton Head. From 2008-2011, he served as Chairman for “Tee Off Fore the Arts” – the major fundraiser for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. In addition, he served on the Committee for the ”Mardi Gras” Gala, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra (HHSO) from 2008-09. Bob, currently serves on the board of the Wexford HOA and the HHSO. He is also an Ambassador for both the Boys & Girls Club & the First Tee of the Lowcountry.
Reached for comment, Heather Cherichella said “The thing I am most proud of is that I am a two-time cancer survivor who is healthy and happy and married to the man of my dreams. I am so grateful for that blessing and realize that not everyone is so fortunate. That is why Bob and I are proud to serve as the 2017 Yacht Hop Admirals for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. They are such a remarkable organization and we are inspired by the level of services, support, and compassion that they provide to patients and their families. We encourage everyone to support Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and join us for an evening on the docks, enjoying food, friends, and fun.”
About Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 hospice and palliative care organization serving Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties since 1982. Its mission is to give comfort and honor dignity for end of life patients and their families through compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care, regardless of their financial circumstances. For more information, call 843.706.2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Yacht Hop, please call 843.706.2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.