12th Annual Diamond Ball

Benefits Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Diamond Ball with more than 600 of South Floridas most philanthropic community members. This inspiring event benefits the children and families of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The theme for this years gala is Beyond Tomorrow, highlighting innovation and cutting-edge medical care available at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital.

Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame Honoree Graca Machel with Nelson Mandela

This year the Foundation will induct a very special honoree into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame: Graca Machel, an African stateswoman and international humanitarian. Mrs. Machel has dedicated her life to improving the fate of women and children, inspiring hope and building a more just and equitable world for people everywhere.

Honorary Chairs Ravneet & Anand Chowdhury

The Hall of Fame, which is named for the hospital’s founder, recognizes individuals who are strong advocates for children’s causes and who work to ensure the health and well-being of children in South Florida and around the world. It is the highest honor bestowed by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation. Past honorees include: Walt Disney, Audrey Hepburn, John Walsh, Kelly Preston, Beyonc, Dwayne Wade, Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Gloria Gaynor, Juanes and Romero Britto.

Guests and celebrities will experience an elegant black-tie affair with a stylish cocktail soiree featuring entertainment and a silent auction. They will also hear emotional stories from children who have received life-saving care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

The Diamond Ball Honorary Chairs are Ravneet and Anand Chowdhury, together with Co-Chairs Ricky and Arti Patel, and Stearns Weaver Miller. The premier signature event will pay tribute to grateful patients, world-class physicians, and generous philanthropists. Local 10 news anchor and Emmy-award winning reporter Laurie Jennings will serve at this years master of ceremonies.

Reserve your seat today for this extraordinary event, benefiting the patients and families of Nicklaus Childrens Hospital. Individual tickets are $1,000, and tables start at $10,000. Visit www.NicklausChildrens.org/DiamondBall.

About Nicklaus Childrens Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Childrens Hospital is South Floridas only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital, known as Miami Childrens Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing professions most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.NicklausChildrens.org.

About Nicklaus Childrens Hospital Foundation

Nicklaus Childrens Hospital Foundation (NCHF) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. Funding World-Class Care and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, NCHF, now a part of the Nicklaus Childrens Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Childrens Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists.

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