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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 19 - 2014

Candidates High resBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Journey of Hope 

On June 6, a crowd of more than 300 philanthropists gathered for the 2014 Miami Man and Woman of the Year Journey of Hope Gala ​hosted by the Southern Florida and Puerto Rico Chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. The celebration was the culmination of The Man and Woman of the Year campaign:  a 10-week program to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancers. The campaign recruited candidates in the community who agreed to conduct their own fundraising efforts to compete to earn the coveted title: Man or Woman of the Year. Each candidate was judged solely on his/her success in raising money, each dollar counting as one vote, running in honor of the Boy and Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer patient survivors, known for inspiring others.  Read the rest of this entry »

LUCA LUCA Here

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 30 - 2009

models_with_raul_melgoza_at_luca_luca_fashion_show_to_benefit_ypo1Thursday, May 21, Norma A. Quintero, Julie Todaro, Karen Gottlieb, Nicole Lozano, Beth Tasca, and Marilyn Wagner hosted an exclusive luncheon and fashion show at Villa Vecchia to benefit Young Patronesses of the Opera.  After lunch, guests were treated to a runway presentation of the Luca Luca fall 2009 collection, wherein 1930’s styled, red-lipped, gorgeous models graced the catwalk. Raul Melgoza, Luca Luca’s new creative director made his first Florida appearance.  Many of the attendees then placed personal orders in which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Young Patronesses of the Opera charity.

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