Kilmon working to promote ‘Let’s Move Together’ Walk

Pictured (l-r) are Mireya Kilmon, Dr. and Mrs. Jorge Orbay.

Mireya Kilmon, president of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club, wears many hats and tiaras these days. Kilmon recently was appointed media chair for the “Let’s Move Together” Arthritis Foundation Walk to take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65 St. in Hialeah.

Kilmon looks forward to working with the medical honorary of this year’s walk, Dr Jorge Orbay, a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hands and upper extremities.

Kilmon has been presented with the Lifetime Queen Award for the American Image National Pageants and also was honored as the 2012 Brand Ambassador for Tiara magazine, an international pageant publication distributed globally. For several years, Kilmon has been a volunteer and spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation, which also has been her dedicated platform in pageantry.

While Kilmon has made a name for herself in pageants, Dr. Orbay has shined in the medical field. He received his training and residency at Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute of New York; completed his fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and has become an innovator in his field.

Dr, Orbay has developed implant systems and techniques that continue to improve patient quality of life, and has served patients for more than 20 years in the Miami area.

Kilmon, who has been dealing with arthritis for years, and Dr. Orbay are no strangers since Dr. Orbay has been her surgeon for more than 10 years. Both are proud to bring awareness and raise funds to help 50 million Americans who suffer from some type of arthritis. The two are working on the preparations with other members of the walk committee for the “Kickoff Luncheon” on Sept. 12 at the Hyatt in Coral Gables.

For more information on the walk visit online at www.miamiwalk.kintera.org. To contact Mireya Kilmon, send email to Tessie13@aol.com. To contact Dr Orbay, visit www.thehandinstitute.us/


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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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