2011 Diamond Ball: A Masquerade Affair

Benefits Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

2011 Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame Inductees Gloria & Emilio Estefan

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
786-624-2832 (Robert Nuell)

Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2011 Diamond Ball: A Masquerade Affair will keep with the tradition of years past and create a night of lasting memories while raising significant funds and awareness for Miami Children’s Hospital. This year’s Diamond Ball will create an elegant, memorable experience with A Masquerade Affair as music legends and South Florida icons Gloria & Emilio Estefan are inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame.

Named after the first Chairman and President of MCH Foundation, the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame was created in 1986 to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the health and happiness of children everywhere. It is the highest honor bestowed by MCH Foundation. The Estefans will join an exclusive group of legendary children’s advocates, including Barbara & Jack Nicklaus, Dwyane Wade, Beyoncé Knowles, Walt Disney and Audrey Hepburn, among others.

Natalie Ress hugs 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Nicklaus as CBS 4 Anchor Marybel Rodriguez looks on

The Estefans were selected for their work on behalf of children, not just in their own backyard, but on a global scale. For years, they have given their time and treasure and have helped create awareness for a variety of leading children’s causes through the Gloria Estefan Foundation. They are active supporters of MCH Foundation as well as many other non-profits. Much of the time, their donations are made anonymously.

The Diamond Ball is one of South Florida’s most anticipated charity events each year, known for its amazing guests, its unique venues, fresh themes and appearances by South Florida’s social elite.

Click here for a complete list of previous Hall of Fame inductees. For tickets and information, please contact Robert Nuell at 786-624-2832 or rnuell@mchf.org, or visit www.mchf.org/DiamondBall.

About Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

Renowned for pediatric excellence, Miami Children’s Hospital provides care to children and families in need locally and globally. Ten Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) pediatric specialty services are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2011-12 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. Miami Children’s is the only hospital in Florida with programs listed in all 10 categories.

2009 Hall of Fame inductee Dwyane Wade (center) accepts the honor from Dr. M. Narendra Kini, Miami Children’s Hospital President & CEO (left) and Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation President & CEO (right)

Miami Children’s Hospital has 289 pediatric and neonatal beds, the largest children’s cancer center in the region, more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, South Florida’s only free-standing pediatric trauma center and the largest clinical neurology program in the nation. Miami Children’s is the exclusive Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Committed to being “where the children are,” Miami Children’s offers multiple outpatient centers – Doral, Miami Lakes, Palm Beach County, Palmetto Bay, Weston and West Kendall – with plans to open in additional areas to accommodate the increasing demand for pediatric outpatient and specialty services in various communities throughout South Florida.

When you support Miami Children’s, you not only help a child, but you give that child what he or she needs to reach the important milestones in life. Without your support, a child may not be able to take his or her first step, ride a two-wheeler or graduate from college. Miami Children’s is here to give children the best chance to heal, and we need your support to give them the best chance at life.

To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, please visit www.mchf.org, become a fan on Facebook or call 305-666-2889 (toll free: 800-987-8701).