Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters Gathered at Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Fundraiser
Over 150 guests kicked of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Pop of Pink Benefit Fashion Exhibition and Luncheon at the InterContinental at Doral Miami.
By: NMG Consulting
Several local breast cancer survivors were among the models participating in the fashion exhibition. Artists from White's Art Gallery painted clothing for the cause. Diane Pellini's Mary Kay team did the models' makeup while Tumisprial Pierna and Vanessa Rodriguez styled everyone's hair.
This marked the 9th consecutive year the hotel raised funds and hosted an event for Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. The campaign was held in partnership with the White's Art Gallery, Fashion Institute of Miami Dade College, Palmetto General Hospital, and Florida Mobile Mammography, which provided 3-D mammograms during the event.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Nuria Lawson, Palmetto General Hospital surgeon, spoke about how early diagnosis and new drugs are making significant strides in helping those diagnosed with breast cancer. City of Doral Vice Mayor Claudia Mariaca spoke about the hope of finding a cure and gathering in the future to mark it as a disease from the past.
Emilio Cabrera from MEC Fitness served a dual role Presenting Sponsor of the Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon and the male model modeling menswear.
Alivi, an award-winning company solution provider for health plans, was the Title Sponsor of the Pop of Pink luncheon; Allegro Senior Living and Team Mobile were Orange Sponsors. PSAV was an in-kind sponsor.
Vendor participants included Fit by Haydee Fitness & Dance Studio, Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. and BB Beauty Mark by Blanche de Jesus.
Auction donors included JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Intercontinental San Jose Costa Rica, InterContinental Real Santo Domingo, Intercontinental at Doral Miami, Blue Matisse Restaurant at Intercontinental at Doral Miami, Dalia Berlin, Vilma Volcanes, Allegro Living, Hidalgo Wines, Touton Wines, Club Pilates, Diane Pellini from Mary kay, Liz Weigandt from Mary Kay, and Blanche de Jesus.
"We are honored to be doing our part with our annual campaign help in the fight against breast cancer," said Randal Pasut, General Manager of InterContinental at Doral Miami.
"We are happy to once again to join the InterContinental at Doral Miami as a supporting sponsor," said Sherri Martens-Curtis, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen® of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.
Monies raised locally help provide treatment in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties, screening mammograms, or help patients in need with the cost to pay for diagnostic exams or chemotherapy treatment, and provide financial assistance. www.komenmiaftl.org
Onelia Collazo Mendive