A reception was held at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens benefiting the Holtz Children’s Hospital. Patricia Hirsch and Anthony Japour
, event chairs, recruited new Guardian Angels for the Holtz Children’s Hospital to fund the Pediatric Dialysis, or Pedi-Di, unit, which provides life-saving kidney treatments to more than 5,000 infants, children and adolescents each year. Among the highlights of the event were: the unveiling of Henry Richardson’s six-foot, 5000-pound hollow spherical glass orb, entitled Healing the World
(Tikkun); a Teen Art Fair Competition; musical performance by Nicole Abissi and Stacey Berkley; and a testimonial by artist Purvis Young, himself a dialysis patient and recipient of a kidney transplant.