South Miami Hospital Mercury Ball

Benefits South Miami Hospital Foundation

South Miami Associates Treasurer, Charles Miller, and his wife, Gabriela

Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 7 p.m
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, South Miami Hospital will celebrate its 54th Annual South Miami Hospital/Kidz Medical Services Mercury Ball, “Cirque Du Safari.”

Kidz Medical Services is the Title Sponsor; Presenting Sponsor is First National Bank of South Miami.

The event will be hosted by the South Miami Hospital Associates, a group of business and community leaders who serve as goodwill ambassadors and fundraisers for the hospital, and South Miami Hospital Foundation, the hospital’s fundraising arm.

More than 500 business and community leaders are expected at the black-tie affair that starts at 7 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing to the rhythm of The Headliners. Ball attendees will celebrate South Miami Hospital’s community involvement and continued delivery of excellence in healthcare. During the evening, a distinguished medical staff member yet to be named will be recognized as the 2014 Person of the Year, for contributions to the Hospital and the community at-large. Proceeds from the ball will be used to support the South Miami Hospital Child Development Center Endowment. The Center, a part of South Miami Hospital’s Center for Women and Infants, is widely recognized for providing high-quality services to infants and children who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities.

Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. and Dorcas Gonzalez

Mr. Charles Miller is chair of 2014’s ball; Dorcas and Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. will serve as co-chairs.

Tables of 10 are available at the $4,000, $7,000 and $10,000 levels; individual seats may be reserved for $450. Corporate sponsorships and underwriting opportunities also are available.

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, call Laura Denoux, Director of Corporate & Event Philanthropy at 786-467-5404 or email or for more general information, call 786-467-5400 or email

Mercury Ball Committee Members: JoAnn Young, Annie Perez, Debbie Tano, Mari Majano, Mercury Ball co-chair along with Romeo Majano, M.D. (not pictured), Kerry Perez, Mercury Ball chair, Alyse Messinger, Patricia Birch, and Vicky Rabaza.

About South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. In addition to South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health includes Baptist Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Mariners Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.

The Foundation’s mission, through volunteer leadership and philanthropic support, is to improve the health and quality of life of all the members of our community. Philanthropic support plays an essential role at South Miami Hospital. The generosity of our caring donors has tremendous impact on the health and well-being of our community, enabling South Miami Hospital to obtain new technology, to provide further training for employees and to acquire much needed equipment. But more than physical assets, generous donations have created innumerable opportunities to change and save lives in our community.

Please consider donating to one of these fundraising projects or special events and make a difference in someone’s life:

  • Renovation and Expansion of South Miami Hospital’s Emergency Center, Operating Suites and Imaging Services.
  • South Miami Heart Center
  • Center for Robotic Surgery
  • Cancer Treatment with Tomotherapy
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Child Development Center
  • Center for Excellence in Nursing

If you would like more information about our projects and programs or would like to make a donation, please call Annie Martinez at the Foundation office at 786-662-8206, or email

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