2012 Gala & Auction

Benefits American Cancer Society

Event Chairs Felipe and Lourdes Valls
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m.
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
305-779-2861 (Carmen Piles)

The 2012 American Cancer Society Gala will be Miami’s most premier event of its kind. This black-tie affair will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the elegant InterContinental Miami. About 500 influential leaders of Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, breathtaking décor, and live entertainment. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m.

Chairpersons for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Lourdes and Felipe Valls and Co-Chairs are Madeline and Pedro Munilla. Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs.

Gus & Lilliam Machado, Remedios & Fausto Diaz-Oliver
The amazing Silent Auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collector’s items, spa packages, and couture fashion. During the live auction, guests will be challenged to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) Programs.

Reaching Out to Cancer Kids is an American Cancer Society’s Florida Division program that includes R.O.C.K. Camp, College Scholarships, Families R.O.C.K. Weekend, and Childhood Cancer Research. Programs also support childhood cancer research; programs to detect childhood cancer early; help for parents to access the best treatment for their child; programs that will eliminate childhood behaviors known to cause cancer later in life and/or diminish suffering of the child with cancer and the child’s family. Every year, the gala presents a testimonial showcasing R.O.C.K. Programs.

Everyone is invited to join in the fight against cancer. For more information please contact Carmen Piles, Gala Manager, at 305-779-2861 or

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Each year, an estimated 11,323 people in our area and more than 100,000 people across Florida will be diagnosed with cancer. The American Cancer Society is the one place they can turn 24 hours a day, seven days a week.