2016 Annual Gala

Benefits American Cancer Society Miami

Gala chairs Ana and Ana Mari Ortega

Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

The 2016 American Cancer Society Gala will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Over 800 influential leaders from 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.

The 2016 Gala Chairs will be Ana Ortega and her daughter, Ana Mari Ortega; Co-Chair Pepe Freixas; and Honorary Chairs Christina and David Martin. The evening’s honorees will be Lilliam and Gus Machado and key supporters, including Remedios and Fausto Diaz Oliver, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Munilla Family Foundation, Baptist Health South Florida, the Sarria Family Foundation and others.

The exciting silent auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, ports collector’s items, spa packages and couture fashion. During the live auction guests 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 102 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 goal to raise $1M in honor of the American Cancer Society’s mission. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Karla Pascua, Sr. Development Manager, Distinguished Events at 305-779-2879 or by email 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. Learn more by visiting www.Cancer.org.

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