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The Office Cake, Inc., a local South Florida bakery, has teamed up with Kakes 4 Kids to donate cakes to be given to celebrate foster kidsí birthdays.
Miami Beach Hip Hop Team Unique Starz came in second for their outstanding performance in the Florida Cheer and Dance Association Ė Show of Champions, held in Orlando. The team also participated in the Cheersport competition held at Nova Southeastern University and took home first place and the Grand Champion recognition for having the highest score out of 12 teams in the senior hip hop division.
The Founding Fosters and Society of Fosters posed for photos with adorable adoptable pets at its Fabulous First Anniversary celebration at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach. Pictured: Bella Goldstein.
With over 29,000 runners and walkers from more than 1,100 companies, the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run has broken all previous records with the largest number of participants and companies since the first event 27 years ago! A portion of the race series proceeds will benefit the South Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Ronnie Hurwitz has been taking care of veterans graves in Miami City Cemetery for the past 25 years. He began research on the soldiers so they would not be forgotten. He is being presented a plaque at Dade Heritage Trust's Annual Awards Ceremony by Penny Lambeth, Chair of the Cemetery Restoration Committee.
Hispanic Women of Distinction Luncheon to honor South Florida Latinas. Nelly Rubio, the Director of Community Relations for WFOR-TV/CBS4 and WBFS/myTV33 since 1989 has been named Latina Pioneer of the Year for 2012.
Among the couples renewing their vows at Temple Israel was Sunglass Hut founder and philanthropist Dr. Sanford Ziff and his wife Beatrice who are marking their one-year wedding anniversary. Temple Israel will celebrate its own anniversary as Miamiís first Reform congregation founded in 1922. Pictured: Rabbi Jody Cohen and Cantor Michael Glozman with Dr. & Mrs. Sanford Ziff.
The Arts & Business Councilís 8th Annual Breakfast with the Arts & Hospitality Industry featured key note address by Bruce Turkel , president of TURKEL and an authority on tourism marketing. Mr. Turkelís firm helps create the branding and advertising for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. In front of a sold-out crowd of community leaders at the Intercontinental Miami, Turkel said that ďArt Basel/Miami Beach is now more important than the original Art Basel in Switzerland to the art world.Ē
Over 150 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students participated in a special celebration of Earth Day at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden! Attendees were from Rainbow Park Elementary, Dr. Robert Ingram Elementary and Nathan B Young Elementary. The excitement of the students was palpable as they got down to business happily planting seeds in their take-home containers, offering up their knowledge in a talk about plants and helping prepare a quick, yummy, healthy snack under the guidance of Chef Chris Bulgarin.
The Art of A Cure, a fundraiser hosted by Etra Fine Art, benefitted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, South Florida Chapter. The event featured cocktails and a silent auction which raised over $12,000 for the group. Event organizer Nicole Hernandez was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a chronic, debilitating disease that strikes suddenly and affects every organ system. Pictured: Renee Lukacs and Nicole Hernandez.