American Cancer Society’s 2019 Miami Annual Gala
A night of elegance and Cuban flair
Jenisbel Acevedo, Adriana Huerres and Michael Sabina

Ani Hernandez and Daisy Olivera

The American Cancer Society raised over $800,000 at its 2019 Miami Annual Gala presented by Chairman Partner La Colonia Medical Center. The Annual Gala took place at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 550 influential leaders within Miami’s social and corporate communities gathered for a philanthropic night filled with lushness and Cuban flair.

"The Acevedo Family was honored to have been selected as Chairs for this year’s Gala. Our commitment with the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission has been a long lasting one. We gave our all to make the night of April 6 and unforgettable one, full of our vibrant Cuban culture and a genuine pledge to end cancer once and for all. We are sure this gala was one of Miami’s best events in 2019. " said Dr. Jorge Acevedo.

Over five hundred influential leaders within Miami’s social and corporate communities participated of this exquisite Gala,raising much needed funds to support the organization’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The event inspired in 1920s Cuba was chaired by Jorge and Yenin Acevedo, Heide & Jose Dans and Ana & Tony Figueroa Cisneros as honorary chairs, and Jenisbel Acevedo, executive chair.Miami Annual Gala’s Executive Committee was composed of Lilliam Machado and Remedios Diaz-Oliver. Event goers enjoyed a live auction, extraordinary dinner, entertainment and late-night dancing in charge of Aymée Nuviola and her salsa orchestra and DJ King Africa. Emcees for the night were Univision’s Anchors - Ambrosio Hernández and Sandra Peebles.

Partners included,La Colonia Medical Center, Gus Machado Family Foundation, Sazón Goya, WOW MKTG, Remedios & Fausto Diaz-Oliver Family, Banco Popular, Brickell Travel Management, Brown & Brown Insurance, Cachaldora Travel Group, LLC, Cantera & Associates, Carmen Hernández, City National Bank, Dr. Eugenio Guevara, Florida Marlins, Grove Bank & Trust, Héctor Cárdenas, HealthSun, Marquis Bank, Miami Cancer Institute, Northern Trust, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Ocean Bank, Ortega Family Foundation, Península Title Corp, Perry Ellis, Raquel & Ronald Kaufler, South Florida Ford Dealers Association, Spanish Broadcasting Systems, Univista Insurance, Valls Family, VX Power, Wells Fargo Advisors, just to name a few.

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Ani Hernandez, Jenisbel Acevedo and Raquel Kaufler

Jorge Acevedo, Miami Annual Gala Chair

Jorge Acevedo, Yenin Acevedo, Lilliam and Gus Machado

Shaira Flores and William Cruz

Heide & Jose Dans

Dancer and decor

Alejandro and Teri Diaz

Ambrosio Hernandez and Sandra Peebles

Mark Hoffmeister and Pepe Freixas

Damisela Hernandez and Ambrosio Hernandez

Gus and Lilliam Machado

Aymée Nuviola

Italian Jewelry

Katty and Richard Byrd

Silvia Trinidad and Guest

Dance floor

Jorge Jr., Jennifer, Dr Jorge Acevedo, Yenin Acevedo, Jenisbel Avecedo and Mitch Rodriguez

Angeles Almuna and
Josep Seguer Munte

Braman Miami Rolls Royce

Decor by WOW Factor

Talia and JP Villanueva

Angela Ramos and husband

Tony and Ana Figueroa Cisneros

Mile and Cristina Rodriguez
Braman Miami

Remedios & Fausto Diaz Oliver

Shelby Martin, Nanette Martin, Marshall Martin

Michel Rodriguez and Jenisbel Acevedo

Dr. Carmen Valderrabano and
Dr Gustavo J. Wiscovirch

Raydel Gonzalez and Stefania Manzanares
Gucci Merrick Park