Bill Rancic, event keynote speaker and TV personality

Bill Rancic,  keynote speaker and TV personality

Blalock Walters is proud to sponsor Tidewell Hospice’s 6th Annual Compassion in Caring Luncheon.  The luncheon will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota on Friday, February 13, 2015.  Proceeds from the event benefit the more than 8,000 patients and families who receive compassionate care through Tidewell each year, regardless of their ability to pay.

This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Rancic, who became a national celebrity after winning the first season of The Apprentice.  Since then, he has become a household name, appearing regularly on Today, The Tonight Show, The View and various other television programs.  He can currently be seen with his wife, Giuliana Rancic, on the E! reality series, Giuliana and Bill.

Along with being a successful entrepreneur, Rancic is also an experienced caregiver. He witnessed firsthand the compassion and caring provided by his mother as his father battled renal cell cancer.  He was able to draw on that experience again in 2011, when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer while undergoing fertility treatments in hopes of expanding their family.  Using the lessons learned during his father’s fight, Bill was able to provide a strong support system for his wife during her battle, and ultimate recovery, from cancer.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact Aida Matic at (941) 552-7660 or visit