The Father of the Year Awards Dinner

Benefits American Diabetes Association

2010 Honoree Manny Medina & Family

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Ritz Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-477-8999, Ext. 3013 (Flavia Llizo)

The Miami Father of the Year Awards Dinner will be held on June 17th, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach, with over 400 guests expected. All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Diabetes Association’s programs of research, information and advocacy.

Chairing the event will be Jaret Davis of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. with NBC-6 Miami news anchor Kevin Corke serving as emcee. The evening will get underway with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, program and entertainment.

2010 Honoree Benjamín León, Jr. & Family

This year there will be a total of four honorees recognized as Father of the Year. As of this time two men have been selected, and they are: Tom Cornish, President of Seitlin Insurance, and Mario Murgado, President and CEO of Brickell Motors. Each honoree will be presented with a gold trophy that symbolizes the relationship fathers have to their families, and acknowledges the achievements he has earned personally and professionally. This gold trophy has been the Father’s Day Council’s symbol of excellence for more than 50 years.

During the last 20 years, the National Father’s Day Council has raised more than $21 million for its charity partners through the Father of the Year Awards dinners across the country. Since 2000, more than $9 million has been raised for the American Diabetes Association nationally.

To learn more about the event, please contact Flavia Llizo, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association by calling 305-477-8999, Ext. 3013 or by emailing

2010 Honoree Antonio Vilarño & Family

About American Diabetes Association

Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) works to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

The ADA has been funding innovative research to combat diabetes since 1955. We fund more than $42 million a year in research at more than 160 research institutions throughout the country.

The ADA provides the public and health care professionals with the most up-to-date information to help take a stand against diabetes. We reach out through our National Call Center (1-800-DIABETES) and our website, as well as monthly consumer and professional books and periodicals. ADA also has a presence in communities through its Expos in 17 markets, its 57 sessions of camp each summer for kids with diabetes, and outreach to high-risk populations through its Por tu Familia, African American and Native American initiatives.

ADA fights on behalf of the diabetes community to increase federal funding for diabetes research and programs, improve comprehensive health care and insurance coverage, and to end discrimination against people with diabetes.

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