Allegro Dadeland hosts luncheon for Sunshine Cancer/Pap Corps

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Allegro Dadeland hosts luncheon for Sunshine Cancer/Pap Corps

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Sunshine Cancer, a fund raising arm of Pap Corps, celebrated their end of year luncheon on June 7. Fifty people attended the event generously hosted by Allegro Dadeland. The monies Pap Corps raises goes to Sylvester Cancer whose funds are directed to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, U of M Miller School of Medicine. Their purpose is to support breakthrough cancer research dedicated to finding cancer cures and more than 55 million dollars has been raised in the past 10 years to support that effort.

The luncheon program at Allegro Dadeland featured Bob Mayer, who was a news anchor for decades at WTVJ and now takes on acting roles often playing a news anchor, a role he knows well. Bob spoke to the guests gathered about how broadcasting has changed through the years in South Florida. Among the many enjoying Bob’s presentation in tandem with his longtime colleague, Ira Lazernik, were Barbara Myers, Phyllis Roscoe and Adrienne Bezzola (Mrs. Sommer) who was Mayer’s homeroom and Spanish teacher in the early 60’s in what was then South Miami Jr. High School. By the way, if you would like more information about getting involved in the Sunshine Cancer group, contact Phyllis Walker, the organization’s membership chair at Physid@bellsouth.net.

The Flavors of Kendall Restaurant Week launch on June 20 at the brand new Hilton Miami Dadeland attracted a great crowd to benefit A Safe Haven for Newborns. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, great raffle prizes, and, of course, tasting stations featuring foods. Kudos to Denise Erwin, of Pisco y Nazca, and ASHFN Ambassador Rosa Albert, of the Hilton Miami Dadeland, for spearheading this project. It all started over a cup of coffee and the rest is history. Some of our areas best restaurants offered special 3-course dinner menus and other special offerings during the week of this inaugural promotional event in June that is sure to grow in the future. Among participating restaurants were Pisco y Nazca, Pubbelly Sushi, Table 55, Le Mirage Lounge and Whitney’s Restaurant, Two Brothers, Iberico, Inari Sushi, Devon Seafood & Steak, Earls Kitchen & Bar, Aoki Teppanyaki and Sokai Sushi Bar. Adding to the fun at the launch party on June 20th, were folks from Cox Media and 97.3 FM Radio.

Among the folks with this writer supporting A Safe Haven at this event were its founder, Nick Silverio, with ASHFN Ambassadors Gina Perez and Odalys Quesada.

A sell out crowds continue to support various charities the first Tuesday night each month at Clutch Burger on Gilda Plaza. This joint efforts of the Coral Gables Woman’s Club with Clutch Burger’s generous support is a party with DJ Germain on hand donating his services and Clutch Burger’s very entertaining Steven Bradley adding their talents to these fun filled nights. Limited to 40 seats, this is a sell out every month. For upcoming events, contact Gloria Burns to reserve space gloria@cnews.net or 305 284 7379 to leave call back message.

Looking for a fun-filled summer adventure? Try taking the kids on Bright line to Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm. Brightline offers student discounts and kids ride for free. At $10 a ticket, this is an affordable family outing. For adults, during June Brightline launched its Havana Special Rum Train with Rail Events Productions that departed Virgin Miami Central on selected dates through June 29. For 2.5 hours with guests arriving roughly one hour before the departure of a 1.5 hour train ride, participants 21 years and older enjoyed specialty rum cocktails, tastings, light hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by Cuban and Latin inspired music, and historical narration. Cuban food from Sergio’s and rum from local Cuban rum distilleries added to the celebration. Events such as this are a great way to check out the future of South Florida rail travel via Brightline. For information go to https://www.gobrightline.com/offer . For information go to https://www.gobrightline.com/offer .


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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. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. 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 she sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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