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Miami Children's Health Foundation's 2014 Hope Diamond Ball
More than $6,000,000 raised to support world-class care at Miami Children's Hospital
 

President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Lucy Morillo inducts renowned artist, Romero Britto into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame


Chairs of the Hope Diamond Ball Affair, Tony and Ana Figueroa Cisneros alongside Maria and Fernando Perez-Hickman

Nearly 900 celebrities, community leaders, philanthropists, physicians, friends, supporters, patients and families of Miami Children’s Hospital came together at the JW Marriott Marquis, as Miami Children’s Health Foundation hosted the Hope Diamond Ball Affair. Invited guests and celebrities experienced a Hope Diamond-themed, black-tie affair with a stylish cocktail soiree featuring entertainment, silent auctions and much more. The premier signature event raised more than $6 million, including announced gifts that will help support world-class care at Miami Children’s Hospital.

During the evening, internationally renowned pop artist Romero Britto joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Dwyane Wade, Dr. Jonas Salk and Beyoncé Knowles when he was inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame for exemplifying his passion for helping children throughout the world.

In addition, the foundation unveiled a new logo of Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s Hospital, which includes an original work of art by Romero Britto. Miami Children’s Health Foundation recently announced that it has received nearly 75 million dollars in donations towards Together For The Children, which is on track to fundraise $150 million by 2017. The evening served to celebrate the latest accomplishments of the campaign, which included a $5 million donation from the Live Like Bella® Foundation. The donation is part of a recent partnership that will help with the construction of the Live Like Bella Pavilion at Miami Children’s Hospital, a temporary housing facility for families of children undergoing treatments.

The highlight of the night, however, was the emotional moment when three Miami Children’s patients stood on stage as their stories of hope were shared through a video. At the end, one of the patients spoke, asking guests to become hope makers for all the children like them who depend on Miami Children’s Hospital. Dozens of young volunteers went around the tables collecting donations and those who accepted the challenge to become hope makers received a limited edition, Together For The Children pin as a thank you.

Furthermore, during the gala, the foundation announced that Raúl “El Gordo” De Molina, a multiple Emmy Award-winning co-host of Univision Networks’ number one rated entertainment news show El Gordo y la Flaca, became the newest Celebrity Ambassador. Raúl De Molina will join Romero Britto, international superstar Armando “Pitbull” Perez, and Danish model Nina Agdal to support the Together For The Children campaign.


Jorge Luis and Marile Lopez, Chair of Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Board of Directors, unveil a new logo for Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s Hospital alongside the President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health System, Dr. M. Narendra Kini

Lili Estefan


Carolina Laursen and David Chocarro

Ana and Aníbal Sánchez with Raúl “El Gordo” De Molina, new Celebrity Ambassador for Together For The Children Campaign


DawnChere Wilkerson with President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health System, Dr. M. Narendra Kini and Rich Wilkerson

Veronica Sesana and Gloria Sesana


Jon and Nancy Batchelor

Margarita Codina and Andria Miyares, member of the Board of Directors for Miami Children’s Health Foundation, alongside President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health System, Dr. M. Narendra Kini, and President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Lucy Morillo


Bryan and Ashley Holaday

Maria Regina Bustamante, Mariela Encarnación and Sandra Velloz

Christy and David Martin, member of the Board of Directors for Miami Children’s Health Foundation


William Machado and Janette Perez-Machado

Bryan and Ashley Holaday with Ana and Aníbal Sánchez


Dr. Ricardo Restrepo with President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Lucy Morillo, Nicholas Lopez-Morillo, and Lee Schrager

Nicholas Lopez-Morillo and Christina Concepcion


Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Andreea Baclea, and President & CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Lucy Morillo

The Voice of the Miami Heat and Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Michael Baiamonte alongside one of the Chairs of the Hope Diamond Ball Affair, Tony Figueroa Cisneros

Sandra Peebles


Alice Catena Bernard with her son, MCH patient Jake; Jorge Rodriguez with his daughter, MCH patient Astry; and Juventino Alvarez with his son, MCH patient Gabriel

Stephanie Sayfie and Morten Aagaard


Jessica Goldman Srebnick and Scott Srebnick

Drew Kern, member of the Board of Directors for Miami Children’s Health Foundation, with Stacey Kern and Raymond Rodriguez-Torres from the Live Like Bella® Foundation


Tina and Dan Carlo

Criselda and Jonathan Breene

Alfred Bunge and Pam Giganti








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