Cancer Link’s “Peace in Pink” luncheon packed the ballroom at Jungle Island on Oct. 9 with more than 750 guests attending to support this annual event to benefit breast cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
During its 27-year history, Cancer Link has raised more than $2 million for the center which serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Emmy Award-winning TV journalist Lisa Petrillo of CBS4 emceed the affair sharing the podium with Cancer Link co-presidents Diane Madden and Ivette Martino-Sarol, along with founder and chair Marlene Berg. Berg welcomed guests thanking sponsors: Bunny Bastian, Dara and Sidney Khosrowshahi-Expedia, Gary Goldbloom, Roberta and Hal Kaye, Norma Jean Abraham of Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Melanie Cherdack of Elemis Spa, Barbara and Norman Shapiro, Tony Rojas of Allergan Medical Plastic Surgery, Jackie Soffer of Aventura Mall, Cheryl Ettelman of Berg, Ettelman & Berg PA, Cathy Blank of The Blank Foundation, Beth Rosenstein of Bloomingdale’s, Betty Madigan Brandt, Chanin and Adam Carlin, Andreina Kissane of Ccucu by Kissane-Perez Gall-Art, Lisa Saul of Greenberg Traurig PA, Ana Milton of The Jose Milton Foundation, Kathleen Monahan, Virginia Praschnik of Praschnik Fine Jewelers, Mary and Ron Rosenberg, Ivette and Daniel Sarol, Kathy Simkins, Michele and Don Soffer, Patrician Truppman, Linda Widrich Weitz, and Cathy Band of Vitas Healthcare.
In addition, celebrants included Ilene Abella, Kim Bacardi, Cantera & Associates, Deborah Downey, Ramona Hall, Wayne Haltiwanger, Diane Heller, Allison Doliner Hockman, Lola Jacobson, The Kaufman Family, Sandy Levy, Diana Lopez, Diane Madden, Joan Marshall, Lizette Martino, Cynthia McNeill, Bronwyn Miller, Tony Rodriguez, The Max Paul Saewitz Family, Harriet Shapiro, Electra Spillis, Nancy Sposato, Ana Trejos, Josie Wang and Bety Wohl.
Aside from a great silent auction and music performed by classical guitarist Alan Moore, guests enjoyed an elegant fashion show by Mayda Cisneros Couture Collection showcasing top fall fashion trends. Alina Villasante of Peace Love World sent everyone home with an appreciation gift, beautiful pink wrap, designed exclusively for Cancer Link, as well as a lavish gift bag.
For more information, visit www.Sylvester.org, or call the Sylvester Development Office at 305-243-9088.
On the cultural front, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre brings us another great show that opened Oct. 10 and will run through Nov. 2. This is a sexy new pop opera called Murder Ballad.
On opening night chair of the board Dr. Lawrence E. Stein and executive producing director Barbara S. Stein welcomed guests to the event that began with a cocktail reception courtesy of Bacardi, Premier Beverage Company & Miami Brewing Company, followed by a delectable dinner buffet provided by Pincho Factory and Coldstone Creamery. In addition, Bravo Musicians roused the guests with upbeat jazz music. Roxy Productions had guests dancing the night away after the show in the company’s Black Box Theatre.
Murder Ballad evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Until next time, keep making each day count.
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