2014 American Cancer Society Centennial Gala
Benefits American Cancer Society
Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 (Karla Pascua)
The 2014 American Cancer Society Gala will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis. 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.
Key supporters include Lilliam and Gus Machado, Remedios and Fausto Diaz Oliver, Lourdes and Felipe Valls, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Teresita and Michael Haskett, Munilla Family Foundation, Doral Lincoln, Terra Group, Cecilia and David Comeau, and Baptist Health South Florida just to name a few.
The exciting silent auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collector’s items, spa packages, and couture fashion. During the live auction, attendees will be challenged to raise money to help Finish the Fight against Cancer. From its beginning, the American Cancer Society has been the leading force in the fight against cancer. After 100 years, they can envision the end of cancer as we know it – from deadly to treatable, from curable to preventable. One hundred years ago, we began the fight of a lifetime. Now it’s time to finish it!
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 mission. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Karla Pascua, Sr. Specialist, Distinguished Events, at 305-779-2879 or Karla.Pascua@Cancer.org.
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.