2013 American Cancer Society Centennial Gala

Benefits American Cancer Society

Madeleine & Pedro Munilla

Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Trump Doral Golf Resort and Spa Miami
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral
305-779-2861 (Carmen Piles)

The 2013 American Cancer Society Centennial Gala is certain to be one of Miami’s most special black-tie events of the year, as the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of progress in the fight against cancer. The Centennial Gala will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the beautiful Trump Doral Golf Resort and Spa Miami.

Michael & Teresita Haskett

Approximately 800 influential leaders within Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, and live entertainment. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m.

Chairpersons for this year’s gala fundraiser are Madeleine & Pedro Munilla, and Co-Chairs are Teresita & Michael Haskett. Lourdes & Felipe Valls will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. Carnival Cruise Lines will be recognized as the night’s honoree for their dedication to the fight against cancer and their philanthropic partnership with the Dade Unit American Cancer Society. Key supporters include Lilliam & Gus Machado, Remedios & Fausto Diaz Oliver, Lourdes & Felipe Valls, Teresita & Michael Haskett, MCM Corp., Doral Lincoln, Terra Group, and Cecilia & David Comeau.

Lourdes & Felipe Valls

The exciting silent auction will feature airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collector’s memorabilia, spa packages, and couture fashion. 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.

R.O.C.K. is an American Cancer Society Florida Division program that includes R.O.C.K. Camp, College Scholarships, Families R.O.C.K. Weekend, and Childhood Cancer Research. R.O.C.K. Programs also support childhood cancer research, early childhood cancer detection, and preventative measures that will eliminate childhood behaviors known to cause cancer later in life. In addition, R.O.C.K. Programs provide guidance for parents in determining and accessing the best treatment for their child and assistance to in diminishing the child’s. Every year, the gala presents a testimonial showcasing R.O.C.K. Programs.

Teresita Haskett, Cecilia Comeau

Everyone is invited to join the fight against cancer, and to participate in this year’s mission to raise $1M in honor of the American Cancer Society’s Centennial landmark. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Carmen Piles, Director of Leadership Giving, at 305-779-2861 or carmen.piles@cancer.org.

Gus & Lilliam Machado, Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez, Lourdes & Felipe Valls, Raul Alarcon, Albert Rodriguez, Madeleine & Pedro Munilla

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 as the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC) by 15 prominent physicians and business leaders in New York City. At that time, a cancer diagnosis amounted to near certain death. Rarely mentioned in public, this taboo disease was steeped in fear and denial. Physicians sometimes did not tell their patients they had cancer, and patients often did not tell their friends and families if they had been diagnosed.

Now – 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 to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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