26th Annual Twelve Good Men Luncheon
 

Manny Hernandez, Jonathan Vilma, Rudy Kranys, Brad Meltzer, Seth R. Thaller, Matthew Pinzur, Ronald McDonald, Danny Jelaca, Rene Ruiz, Marco Antonio Contreras, Brad McMorris, Timothy Walker and David Carlson

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida celebrated its 26th annual Twelve Good Men luncheon on at the Coral Gables Country Club. WPLG Channel 10's Calvin Hughes served as the master of ceremonies again this year, where more than 300 movers and shakers within the community gathered to pay tribute to the hand-picked 2018 honorees.

Each year, RMHC of South Florida honors leading men with a history of outstanding community involvement, civic service and support of one or more of South Florida's leading charity organizations. Honorees are first nominated by former 12 Good Men award recipients and then the event committee members select the 12 finalists. This year's event raised more than $70,000 to benefit RMHC children and families.

"Year after year, it is an honor to celebrate these men who have worked hard for the betterment of our community and who share our passion in helping those who are less fortunate," said Soraya-Rivera Moya, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House. "We are thrilled with the success of this year's event, and I would like to extend a very special thanks to our event chairs, James Murphy, Linda Levy-Goldberg and Sonia Gibson, who worked tirelessly year-round to ensure our premier fundraising event was perfect, once again, and our main sponsors, Trish and Dan Bell."

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Jim Murphy presents Rene Ruiz with award as his goddaughter and Ronald McDonald look on

Calvin Hughes and
Linda Levy Goldberg


Jacqueline Modia and
Kathleen Rodriguez

Norma Jean Abraham, Sebastian Garcia, Trish & Dan Bell


Soraya Rivera-Moya Speaking

Michelle Leo and Danny Jelaca

Soraya Rivera-Moya with Trish & Dan Bell


Linda Levy Goldberg and Brad McMorris

Laura Buccellati, Jen Montoya and Jeannett Slesnick


Linda Levy Goldberg and Seth Thaller

Rudy Kranys and Jim Murphy


Mathew Pinzur and Sonia Gibson

Linda Levy Goldberg and Brad Meltzer


Linda Levy Goldberg and Timothy Walker

Sonia Gibson and Jonathan Vilma


Jim Murphy and Marco Antonio Contreras

Linda Levy Goldberg and Manny Hernandez


Jim Murphy and Alex Rodriguez

Lesli Brown, Bronwyn Miller, Jen Montoya, William Meyersohn,
Vivianne Del Rio and Swanee DiMare


Janel Kuhl and Rosy Cancela

Linda Levy Goldberg, Sonia Gibson, Jim Murphy
and Soraya Rivera-Moya


Jim Murphy, Sonia Gibson, Ronald McDonald, Linda Levy Goldberg and Soraya Rivera-Moya

Calvin Hughes Speaking


Sonia Gibson and Danny Jelaca

Linda Levy Goldberg and David Carlson


Christine Handy, Timothy Walker
and Tobi Rae Hundley

Chairs Sonia Gibson, Jim Murphy and
Linda Levy Goldberg


Fabian Basabe and Renato Freitas

Bronwyn Miller, Elysze Held and Lesli Brown


Robby Elias, Don Bailey Jr., Pete Garcia, Jonathan Vilma
and Blake James

Patricia Tupini, Rene Ruiz
and Terry Tupini


THE 2018 TWELVE GOOD MEN HONOREES ARE
David Carlson, Owner, WashClub & LaundroXpress
Marco Contreras, M.D., Dentist
Manny Hernandez, Photographer, Blogger and Journalist, Manny of Miami
Danny Jelaca, President, Danny Jelaca Salon
Rudy Kranys, Partner, Syntheon LLC
Brad McMorris, Vice President of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
Brad Meltzer, President, Plaza Construction
Mathew Pinzur, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Jackson Health System
Rene Ruiz, Fashion Designer
Seth R. Thaller, M.D., D.M.D., Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, University of Miami Health System
Jonathan Vilma, Former NFL Player & ESPN Analyst
Timothy Walker, Assistant Director of Advancement, Ransom Everglades School & Principal, Walker Cultural

The funds donated each year during the Twelve Good Men Luncheon helps support the daily operations of the Ronald McDonald House in South Florida, located on the campus of Jackson Memorial Hospital, which provides a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children receiving medical treatment at pediatric hospitals. For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, please visit rmhcsouthflorida.org.