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Steve Prellezo, Kimberly Palmer,
John Palmer and Rosy Cancela


Rolando Rodriguez, Missy Carricarte and Alan Dimond

International Kids Fund
Latin American Art Auction 2006
Raises Funds for Critically Ill children

The International Kids Fund (IKF) Board of Directors, under the leadership of its Chairman Rosy Cancela, held its signature fundraising event, the IKF Latin American Art Auction 2006, on Thursday evening September 21, at the prestigious Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) in Miami. In just two years this remarkable auction has become one of the most important art events in South Florida. Over 500 guests, among them Jackson Memorial Foundation supporters and renowned art collectors, attended the event and bid on works by their favorite artists. Vick Muñiz, Kcho, Jose Bedia, Alfredo Jaar, Amelia Pelaez and Teresita Fernandez were among more than ninety artists who donated their work for the children. The event raised over $300,000.

“This event makes history because it links both the arts and the medical philanthropic worlds, a never before happening in town. So, bottom line,” says Rosy Cancela, chairwoman of IKF, “the monies raised will save the lives of many sick children. Everyone who purchased art left the event with a beautiful work of art and a warm feeling in their hearts. What can get better than that?”

Proceeds from the art auction benefit critically ill children, primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean, who need medical treatment they cannot receive in their home countries. The children are treated at the Holtz Children’s Hospital, located on Jackson’s Campus. For more information about the IKF, please contact Maria Luisa Chea at 305-355-4999.


Marijean and Rafael Miyar


Milton Ferrell


Marisa Cisneros Rizzon
and Marcos Rizzon


Norma Carregal, Teresa and Juan Ball, Maria Luisa Chea


Ellen Pataro, Sherie Swerdlow,
Beki Stanford and Linda Huffman-Kearns


Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez, Mercy Hernandez,
Ana & Juan Cento


Juan Carlos Farias, Loretta Nuñez,
Jorge Ortega and Rosy Cancela


Darlene and Jorge Perez


Hector and Silvia Fortun


Sande Tamzor and Carol Cheurier


Adriana Herrera, Tina Spiro,
Hernan Carrara and Dorothy Long


Mary Alarcon Grimalt, Aaron Glickman and Daisy Casuso


Oscar and Rosita Boruchin, Fana and Abel Holtz


Natalia Hnatiuk and Hernan Carrara


Rosy Cancela and Max Berney


Mariana Martinez and Rene Sanchez


Guest Auctioneer Michael Ledwitz


Rolando Rodriguez, Diana Torres and Rosy Cancela