The Grand Gala hosted by Baptist Health Foundation

Benefits Miami Cancer Institute

Grand Gala Co-Chairs Leonard Kalman, M.D., Karel Foti, Lourdes Jofre-Collett

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
On the campus of Miami Cancer Institute
8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami

The most significant fundraising initiative in the history of Baptist Health is The Grand Gala with all proceeds going to support Miami Cancer Institute, the new destination cancer center. Recognized for its leading clinical care, exceptional patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida – Miami Cancer Institute offers ease of access to patients in the region and across Latin America and the Caribbean. The Institute opens in January 2017.

The Grand Gala is chaired by Karel Foti, Lourdes Jofre-Collett and Leonard Kalman, M.D. Together with a 17-member committee, they have created an exceptional evening for the expected 800

Dr. Jorge Perez and Dr. Albert Tano of The Grand Gala Gold Sponsor, Kidz Medical Services
attendees to experience, including an elegant reception and dinner, silent auction featuring exquisite items and rare travel experiences, and a performance by celebrated singer-songwriter and musician, Matt Goss, on the heels of a longtime weekly residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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About Baptist Health Foundation

The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff.

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