Jackson Health Foundation’s Guardian Angels Luncheon Proceeds Top $550,000

Funds Will Support Renovations at Holtz Children’s Hospital

Yury Rossi, Chairwoman of the Guardians of the Children Luncheon, Guardian Angel and new Golden Angel with Nina Miguel, Chairwoman of the Guardians of the Children Luncheon and Guardian Angel

More than 550 philanthropists, community leaders, and administrators from the Jackson Health System attended the 16th Annual Guardians of the Children luncheon held at the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.

Hosted by the Jackson Health Foundation (JHF), JHF Guardian Angels, and celebrity hostess WPLG News Anchor Laurie Jennings, the luncheon raised over $550,000 that will be used to support renovations of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit at the Holtz Children’s Hospital located at the University of Miami|Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The renovations will also allow the implementation of family-centered care for children facing cancer and organ transplants. The home-like environment will empower families as they partner with healthcare providers in meeting the needs of their children.

Guests were treated to a stunning runway fashion show featuring Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s 2015 spring collection, courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland. Event chairs Yury Rossi and Nina Miguel, and their committee of hardworking Guardian Angels welcomed 34 new and renewing Guardian Angels and three new Golden Angel Society members – Brunilda Baeza, Rigo Lesteiro, and Dr. Patricio and Yury Rossi.

Roberta Chaplin, Platinum Seraphim with Fana Holtz, Naming Benefactor of Holtz Children’s Hospital and Grand Seraphim

Janie Kupferman, Silver Seraphim and longtime JHF supporter, was honored by the Foundation for her continuous support of and commitment to improving the quality of healthcare for children in the South Florida community. “It is fitting that we recognize an individual who through her service, dedication, and philanthropic spirit, has helped both the Foundation and Holtz Children’s Hospital, get to where we are today, and is helping us forge a path to our future” said Keith Tribble, CEO of the Jackson Health Foundation.

Several South Florida Calendar Firefighters were on hand to sell raffle tickets for fabulous prizes, including spirits, luxury linens, fragrances, jewelry, gift cards, two tickets to the Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies game and a 10-day cruise aboard the M/S Riviera, donated by Oceania Cruises.

Sponsors of the luncheon included HCI Healthcare Imaging Centers, Radiology VIP; The Jills; artefacto; Anirays Camino Photography Art; LaPlaya Properties; One Sotheby’s International Realty; Terra Group; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; MedAssets, Tyco SimplexGrinnell; Chateau D’ESCLANS; Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc.; K Karla Conceptual Event Experiences; and Selecta Magazine.

To find out how you can help make a difference in the lives of these children, visit us online at Jackson Health Foundation.

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