Annual Day of Caring Breast Cancer Awareness event slated for May 4

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The 18th annual Day of Caring Breast Cancer Awareness event has a new date and location, but again will educate, empower and give hope to those affected by breast cancer.

The day-long event, highlighted by its theme of “Color Your World,” will take place on Saturday, May 4, at the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 NW 72 Ave.

All-day educational sessions will offer the latest information on breast cancer treatment, along with current information on maintaining a healthier lifestyle and empowerment for those affected by breast cancer and related conditions.

Television personality Carla Hill, a local advocate for the arts and health, will serve as guest keynote speaker at this year’s Day of Caring. She was recognized by the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Council as one of the county’s Women of Distinction and in 1992 was a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader.

After receiving a kidney transplant in 2000 and experiencing two triple-negative breast cancers (2005 and 2007) Carla and her husband, Marlon Hill, started the Carla Hill & Hazel Bethel Breast Cancer and Organ Donation Fund held at the Miami Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have Carla as our guest speaker,” said Barbara Garcia, co-chair of this year’s event. “Those who attend are sure to leave feeling inspired and invigorated.”

Medical professionals will host morning seminars on survivor stress management, reconstructive surgery, preventive nutrition, and alternative treatments, as well as a discussion on the psychological after-effects of breast cancer.

Following the served lunch and keynote speaker, the popular and exciting “Models of Hope Fashion Show” will again feature amazing women who are survivors of breast cancer. NBC 6’s Emmy Award-winning weekday morning anchor Roxanne Vargas will serve as emcee for the Models of Hope Fashion Show.

The Premier Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness is Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.

Registration and continental breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center starts at 7:30 a.m. and events run until 3 p.m. Tickets are $70 per person. Donations are tax deductible and CEU credits are available. Registration is available via Eventbrite at For information on Day of Caring, visit

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  1. Hello I am with the Miami Herald. We would like to discuss being at your event. we would like to have a table and donate?


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