International watch features sailing heals

OFFICINE PANERAI celebrated the recent opening of its new boutique on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue by offering a rejuvenating day on the open water for patients of The Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center and their caretakers, as well as local clients of national support non-profit organization CancerCare, under the burgee of newly-formed non-profit organization Sailing Heals.

Patients and their loved ones from these two organizations joined the Panerai North America team and Sailing Heals for a recuperative day on the water.

Founded in partnership with Officine Panerai North America, Sailing Heals was formed in 2011 in conjunction with the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, which is held every summer in New England, as a way to give back to the cities and towns that so generously welcome the sea-loving brand and its classing sailing regattas into their communities each year. This year Panerai decided to expand their respite sails into South Florida in celebration of Panerai’s new boutiques in that region and as a way to give back to those area residents who have suffered a health setback.

“As a leading regional cancer center, Good Samaritan Medical Center is dedicated to providing medical excellence to our patients and their families,” said Mark Nosacka, CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “Our mission, and the philosophy of our caregivers, aligns with Sailing Heals. Our goal is to help restore health and hope, with support and compassion. We are extremely excited about this opportunity to celebrate life on the beautiful open waters of South Florida with cancer patients and their physicians and staff. I thoroughly respect the work of Sailing Heals.”