What a terrific evening I had attending the “Passion of a Performer” event benefiting the Payton Wright Foundation. The event was at The Hyatt in downtown Sarasota and featured the art of performing artist, Michael Israel. His painting are so unique, as he paints while he is in motion and performing. Some of his pieces were auctioned off at the event, helping to generate over a hundred thousand dollars. I even walked away as the high bidder for ten different Muhammad Ali paintings. I was happy to contribute what I could to this worthy, worthy cause, in memory of such a beautiful little girl. Payton lost her battle to brain cancer in May 2007. The Payton Wright Foundation, established by her wonderful parents, Patrick and Holly Wright, supports pediatric brain research. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening that helping such a terrific cause! I am so proud of all the work Patrick and Holly Wright are doing!!!!