Back in 2008, attended the Samantha’s Friends Fundraiser, and we are happy to bring you news for this year’s 2009 event titled “Pink Ice!”

Set to take place on March 22 at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club at 7650 Legacy Blvd. in Bradenton, Florida, soap opera stars planning to attend will include All My Children’s Walt Willey (Jack Montgomery) and Days of Our Lives’ Martha Madison (Belle Black Kiriakis Brady), Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Benson-Brady), Darin Brooks (Max Brady), Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley).

Although Samantha told that they are still waiting confirmation from As The World Turns’ Austin Peck (Brad Snyder), she expressed hoping to get some of the cast from One Life to Live to take part in the 2010 event!

The ticket purchase will include a breakfast buffet, mimosa fountain, fashion show, dog parade, previous recipients, raffles and a live auction done by the actors – with the proceeds going to “Kids and Canines” for the purchase of service dogs for disabled and/or autistic children! To purchase your tickets, please call Samantha at 941-448-8558 or email her here. hopes this year’s fundraiser is a huge success!