Cosmopolitan Summer Party Raises $3,000 for CCMI

Fort Myers, FL, August 22, 2010 --( The Cosmopolitan Summer Party, held August 12 at Bistro 41 and co-hosted by Opici Wine & Spirits, Grandeur Magazine and plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Kreegel raised $3,000 to support Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated’s (CCMI) mission to feed the hungry this summer.

Held as a preview to the annual Becoming Cosmopolitan fundraiser for CCMI, the nearly 50 ladies in attendance had the opportunity to sample and vote for their favorite cosmopolitan drink recipe to be featured at that event and win some “cosmopolitan” prizes including jewelry, designer clothing, weekend getaways and facial care.

The event began as a way for Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery to celebrate its being featured in a special plastic surgery section in Cosmopolitan magazine. “We wanted a fun way to celebrate with the community and it was a natural fit to tie into the popular ‘Becoming Cosmopolitan’ event,” says Dr. Drew Kreegel. “Working with CCMI and the other sponsors, we were able to team up and make this a pre-party of sorts for the larger event this fall and help to feed the hungry now and later.”

Becoming Cosmopolitan is an annual women’s only event featuring shopping, gourmet food and drink and live and silent auctions to raise money for CCMI, and is slated for October 21. Dr. Kreegel will also participate in this event.

About CCMI
CCMI is the umbrella agency for the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. The Soup Kitchen serves a noontime meal six days a week to men, women and children in a traditional soup kitchen setting. In addition, CCMI prepares and delivers nutritious packaged meals and beverages for the homebound hungry, offers a food pantry and mobile food pantry that provide emergency groceries to families in need, serves two nutritious meals a day for the children in their childcare center and oversees a backpack program for local schoolchildren who would otherwise receive little to no food on weekends. For more information, visit

About Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery
Under the direction of Medical Director, Drew A. Kreegel, MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon with 20 years experience, Kreegel Aesthetics’ skin care team consists of a licensed esthetician certified in microdermabrasion and advanced medical peels and a licensed nurse practitioner trained in dermal fillers and laser services. Kreegel Aesthetics offers a wide array of non-surgical medical spa treatments in a comfortable environment as well as cosmetic surgical procedures performed in a state-of-the-art licensed and accredited surgical facility.

Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery
Erika Houser