Prezzo teamed up with SafeSun Foundation for their annual fundraiser, Martinis for Melanoma. Five local restaurants, including Prezzo, competed for the coveted "Golden Martini" trophy. We asked the public to donate as a way to vote for their favorite restaurant. On Sunday, November 15, viewers tuned-in to a virtual event for educational presentations, martini-making videos from each of the participating restaurants, and to reveal that Prezzo had won the trophy! The online event raised over $20,000 that is being donated to AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) for a permanent sunshade for their playground area.
SafeSun foundation supports sun safety education from elementary school through high school. They are benefactors of institutions and groups that care for patients diagnosed with these cancers. Furthermore, their funds go to support research into the multiple innovative treatments being designed to treat these cancers. We sat down with Fran Nachlas and Dr. Nathan Nachlas, founders of SafeSun Foundation, to share some tips on sun safety. You can never be too safe when living in the Sunshine State. Their top three tips are:
Wear a Broad Spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day! Apply 15 minutes before going outside. Also wear a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and long pants when possible. There are lots of lightweight options available that won't overheat you in the Florida sun! Check out Coolibar, Pelagic, Columbia, Lilly Pulitzer and many more companies that actually have SPF in their clothing.
Protect your eyes, lips and ears as well! Be careful with reflective surfaces like water, sand and concrete
Learn the ABCDE's of Spotting Skin Cancer, and see your Dermatologist every year or if you notice a new/changing spot!
A- Asymmetry: half the dot is different than the other half
B- Border: An irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border
C- Color: Has varied shades from one area to another, which can include tan, brown, black, white, blue or red
D- Diameter: Melanomas are usually around the size of a pencil eraser when diagnosed, but can be much smaller!
E- Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different than the rest or is changing in size, shape or color
Prezzo's Winning Cocktail Recipe: Tan, Don't Burn Martini
The cocktail created by the Prezzo team for the Martinis for Melanoma, SafeSun Foundation fundraiser.
2oz Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
1oz simple syrup
1oz fresh sour (equal parts lemon and lime juice)
2 slices of orange
Dash cayenne pepper
- Combine ingredients in shaker tin. Top with ice and shake vigorously.
- Strain into martini glass and layer grenadine into the glass.