2011 White Out Cancer Gala

Benefits American Cancer Society

Event Chairs Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez

Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
345 Avenue of the Americas, Downtown Miami
305-779-2861 (Carmen Piles)

The 2011 American Cancer Society White Out Cancer Gala will be Miami’s most premier event of its kind. “White Out Cancer” symbolizes the hope of the American Cancer Society to eliminate cancer.

This black-tie affair will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the fabulous and new JW Marriott Marquis. Five hundred influential leaders of Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, breathtaking white décor by Petal Productions and live entertainment. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 9 p.m.

Chairpersons for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez of Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm. Also being recognized are Lisa and Benjamin Leon III of Leon Medical Centers as the evening’s honorees for their dedication in the fight against cancer and their accomplishments in the community.

Singer Amelia Vega will bring her Latin beauty and flavor as she kicks off the festivities as the evening’s Celebrity Emcee. “The Great White Way” silent auction will feature an array of items such as vacation packages, fabulous jewelry, and an exclusive selection of vintage items. During the live auction, attendees will be challenged to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) Programs. The celebration will continue at the new and exciting After Party Lounge, “Green Room” sponsored by Heineken USA. Guests will dance the night away to the funk of one of Miami’s best DJ’s and discover the magic behind the world’s most international premium beer brand.

Tables for the Gala range from $3,500 – $25,000. After Party admission is complimentary to Gala guests and $50 per person for guests not attending the White Out Cancer Gala. For more information, contact Carmen Piles, Gala Manager at 305.779.2861 or carmen.piles@cancer.org

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Each year, an estimated 11,323 people in our area and more than 100,000 people across Florida will be diagnosed with cancer. The American Cancer Society is the one place they can turn 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) Programs

Reaching Out to Cancer Kids is an American Cancer Society’s Florida Division program that includes R.O.C.K. Camp, college scholarships and Families R.O.C.K. Weekend. As resources are available after these programs are fully funded, R.O.C.K. Programs also support childhood cancer research; programs to detect childhood cancer early; help for parents to access the best treatment for their child; programs that will eliminate childhood behaviors known to cause cancer later in life and/or diminish suffering of the child with cancer and the child’s family.

Last year 72 local children and families received support through the Reaching Out to Kids program. Thirty-two kids from our area enjoyed a camp experience through R.O.C.K. Camp in partnership with Camp Boggy Creek, 27 young cancer survivors attended college on a R.O.C.K. College Scholarship, and 13 families took part in the educational and inspirational Families R.O.C.K. Weekend.

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