2017 American Cancer Society Miami Annual Gala

Benefits American Cancer Society

Gala Co-Chair Vivian Williams and Chair Ana Ortega

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 Information

The 2017 American Cancer Society “Dancing for a Cause” Miami Annual Gala will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 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 dance performances by the professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Coral Gables and surprise celebrities all “Dancing for a Cause” to raise funds for the American Cancer Society that evening.

The 2017 Gala Chairs will be Ana Ortega and her Daughter Ana Mari Ortega, Co-Chairs Vivian Williams and her daughter Amy Williams, and Honorary Chair Pepe Freixas. Key supporters include: Ortega Family Foundation, Gus Machado Family Foundation, Remedios and Fausto Diaz Oliver, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Munilla Family Foundation, Lourdes and Felipe Valls, Baptist Health South Florida, Sarria Family Foundation just to name a few.

Gala chairs Ana and Ana Mari Ortega

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, 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 103 years, they can envision the end of cancer as we know it – from deadly to treatable, from curable to preventable. Over one hundred years ago, we began the fight of a lifetime. Now it’s time to finish it!

Tickets for the Gala are $750. 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. Development Manager, 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. Learn more by visiting www.Cancer.org.

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