Fashion’s Night Out
Village of Merrick Park to host an official bash
If you haven’t already marked your calendars for Fashion’s Night Out at the Village of Merrick Park, now is definitely the time. The Village of Merrick Park will host an official Fashion’s Night Out event on Thursday, September 8th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place throughout the center and inside participating retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo, Elemis Day Spa, Etro, Furla, Juicy Couture, KoKo & Palenki, Lacoste and Silvia Tcherassi, to name a few.
Event components will include three Fashion’s Night Out Lounges which will feature cool music by DJ Ess & Emm, cocktails, delicious light bites, a sneak peek of Fall 2011 trends and many other exciting initiatives. “The Village of Merrick Park is so excited to be able to participate in a global event that is designed specifically to celebrate fashion” said Maria Llorca, Senior Marketing Manager of the Village of Merrick Park. “The center has been very busy getting ready for what we plan to be an incredible evening!”
Children’s Cancer Care & Treatment
Government relations attorney Jorge Luis Lopez and his wife Marile Lopez opened their home to community leaders, including County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, for a discussion about the future of children’s cancer treatment and prevention. Jorge Luis was recently appointed to the state board of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Marile is Vice President of the Miami-Dade ACS board, as well as board member of the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. They realized that there are synergies between both organizations and there could be lasting benefits for children with cancer if they work together to help find better ways of preventing and treating the disease.
Pictured: Jose Mallea and Yara Lorenzo
Dolphins Cycling Challenge
The Miami Dolphins Foundation held a special ceremony at Sun Life Stadium to announce the second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), a two-day, 170-mile trans-Florida charity cycling event to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Challenge will take place on November 5-6, 2011.
During the ceremony, the new 2011 DCC ceremonial jersey was unveiled in honor of Dolphins great Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich.
Several local and state dignitaries were in attendance wearing shorts and the new ceremonial jerseys. Paul Castronovo and Kim Bokamper led the ceremony that featured words from Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, Vice Chairman Jorge Perez, Sylvester Board of Governors member and cancer survivor Jennifer Stearns Buttrick, Dean of the Miller School of Medicine Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, Bonnie Mandich, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.
Pictured: Senator Marco Rubio