The Edit by Brett Graff
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Lincoln Road Dressed for Pride Month
Miami Beach’s iconic Lincoln Road pedestrian corridor is dressed in vibrant LGBTQ+ rainbow colors to celebrate Miami Beach Pride in April. The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District has partnered with the Miami Beach Pride organization to show its support for the LGBTQ+ community in a big, visual way. Throughout April, visitors can experience the colorful Rainbow Road and show their support by snapping a photo at one or all of the locations; Shade structure on the 1000 block, The Triangle on the 500 block, Euclid Oval on the 600 block, and Square Arches on the 700 block and using the hashtag #LoveOn
As part of the Love on Lincoln campaign, visitors are encouraged to experience Rainbow Road and “Roll Out the Rainbow Carpet” and share their photos with the hashtag #LoveOnLincoln.
“Lincoln Road BID has long been supporters of MBPride and the LGBTQ+ Miami Beach community,” according to Lyle Stern, the Lincoln Road BID President. “Pride is a celebration of love and acceptance, and the BID is committed to creating a supportive environment that welcomes everyone.”
Lincoln Road has a rich history, dating back to 1912 when it was created out of a mangrove forest. Developer Carl Fisher named it after the assassinated savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln, disrupting the southern Florida region’s Confederate past. Fisher also created the Brick Yard (home to the Indianapolis 500) and the first east/west and north/south transcontinental highways, the Lincoln Highway, and the Dixie.
Miami Cancer Center Educates
Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, held its 4th Annual Global Summit on Hematologic Malignancies, at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Guenther Koehne, M.D., Ph.D. Deputy Director and Chief of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Hematologic Oncology and Summit Director with Miami Cancer Institute led the two-day symposium with 148 attendees from around the globe.
A cocktail reception kicked off the two day global cancer symposium at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Dr. Koehne, the event founder, welcomed the more than 50 pharmaceutical sponsors, invited speakers from around the world. Those in attendance included Frayda Lindeman, Lorie Ferrel, Susan Kahn and Lani Kahn Drody, Michael Katz, Sissy DeMaria Koehne, Scott Weston and Alyssa Herman.
The educational summit is designed year after year to provide an overview of the most recent advances in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and stem cell transplantation through novel immunotherapies and treatment combinations. In addition, updates on evolving immunologically and molecular-based system therapies are profiled and discussed.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.