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Renewal Coalition is an organization which provides fully paid retreats for combat injured or ill service members and their families. Many of our wounded service members and their families must spend weeks or months in military hospitals, VA hospitals or rehabilitation centers all over the country. These extended medical stays take a huge toll on the families. Renewal Coalition brings veterans and their families to Jupiter, Florida for a fully paid retreat in order to help them reconnect as a couple or family before returning to rehabilitation, active duty or civilian life. Renewal Coalition was founded by Sandy and Sara Lankler as a labor of love.  Mr. Lankler passed away in 2013 but Sara continues to be the driving force behind the organization.

For the sixth year, local well-known chefs are partnering with theRenewal Coalition to help raise much needed funding by offering their talent, service and even the food to present Chefs Helping Heroes, an evening of excellent dining, drinks, music, dancing and an exciting live auction. And you couldn’t ask for a better location!  The setting of the Coalition is along the Loxahatchee River in a beautiful compound reminiscent of Old Florida, tucked among the banyans. Executive Director Mary Hinton states, “It is an amazing event where the community comes together to support us. We are grateful for the chefs, our donors and our sponsors in making this a memorable evening.”

The Chefs Participating are:

Chef Frank Eucalitto, Cafe Chardonnay

Wine Guy Brian Chamis, Vine Post

Chef Pascal Georget, Reef Grill

Chef John Carlino, Chef Corp

Chef Erik Peterson, EVO

Chef Justin Knight, Dive Bar

Chef Domenick Laudia, American Culinary Federation Palm Beach County

Laura Ashley, Laura Ashley Catering


Additionally, these generous sponsors that provide so much to the cause are;  Better Party Rentals, Document Storage Systems, Inc., Worth Group, Bill & Becky Halm, Marcia G. Nappi Family Foundation, Southern Aviation Systems, Admiral’s Cove Foundation, Dive Bar Restaurant, Al & Mary Wilshire, General Jackson Family, Roberta Lee Machette, Paul Storm, Tito’s Vodka and International Parking Systems.


The event is April 26, 2017 from 6:00pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $225 and can be purchased online at or call 561-746-0190. We hope you will be able to join us as we come together to help those who have given so much on behalf our country and our freedom.


If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, for more information, please visit  Renewal Coalition is a 501(c) (3) and welcomes donations, volunteers or services.