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Celebrating Tessa

Tessa wanted a Celebration of Life. We want to capture her fun, easygoing spirit, knack for bringing community together, and love for the beach. Everyone is invited to join us on September 9th, 2023 as we honor Tessa.


Venue Details:

  • Date: September 9th, 2023

  • Location: The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach, 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

  • Dress Code: Beach casual and celebratory (whatever that means to you!)

  • Parking: We will have vouchers available for discounted parking at the Celebration of Life. Self-parking: $20, Valet: $25

  • Accommodations:  Hotel rooms at The Don CeSar are available for $319 per night. Use this link to reserve a room in our room block by August 28. You can also reserve by calling the reservations department at 1.800.282.1116 using code WIS923


Order of Events:

  • 8:30 am: Beach Run/Walk (meet in the Don CeSar lobby at 8:15 am)

  • 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Breakfast and Celebration of Life in the Don CeSar Grand Ballroom (you can come straight from the run/walk if you are participating)

  • 7:00pm-8:00 pm: Magic Hour cocktails at the Don CeSar Beach Pavilion (cash bar) 

Between the Celebration of Life and the Magic Hour cocktails, hotel guests will have access to the Don CeSar pool and beach.  If you are not staying at the hotel but would like to spend the day on the grounds, resort day passes are available for $125 at (other St. Pete Beach hotel and resort day passes can also be found on this site). St. Pete Beach is full of other hotels and resorts, restaurants, and a public beach to spend the afternoon prior to the cocktail hour as well. 


If you can't join us in person but would like to honor Tessa, donations can be made to one of the organizations Tessa supported throughout her life.

  • Tessa Wiseman fund c/o Mark Yarchoan

    • The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Development Office

    • 750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

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