MIAMI, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami Children's Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) will celebrate the 10th Anniversary Diamond Ball benefiting the children and families at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.
Ranked among the top fundraisers in Florida and one the most anticipated charity events of the season, the gala will serve as backdrop for the induction of world-renowned virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer Jose Feliciano into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame. The gala will also feature Miami native and co-host of "The Insider" on CBS, Louis Aguirre as Master of Ceremonies, and will include a live performance by the evening's honoree.
Named after MCH Foundation's founder, the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame was created in 1986 to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the health and happiness of children and it is the highest honor bestowed by the foundation.
Mr. Feliciano will join the ranks of Walt Disney, Dwyane Wade, Beyoncé Knowles and Armando Christian Perez "Pitbull," and will be honored for his commitment to helping children through the Jose M. and Susan L. Feliciano Charitable Foundation for Children and the Arts and for his achievements in the world of music. Mr. Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the doors for other entertainers who now play an important role in the American music industry.
"I am touched and honored to be inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame. My love of music has led me through a wonderful and fulfilling career, but I believe in giving back and never forgetting where you come from," said Mr. Feliciano, nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist.
Guests and celebrities will experience a 'black-tie costume' affair, with a stylish cocktail soiree featuring entertainment, silent auction and much more. The 10th Anniversary Diamond Ball chairs are Eilah & Ben Beavers, Ravneet & Anand Chowdhury, Ana & Tony Figueroa Cisneros, Heide & Jose Dans, Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Vivian & Juan Carlos Mas, and Andria & Andres Miyares. The premier signature event will pay tribute to Nicklaus Children's Hospital's grateful patients, world-class physicians and generous philanthropists.
"This is a very special year for MCH Foundation as we celebrate 10 years of support of Nicklaus Children's Hospital and its lifesaving mission through our signature gala," said Lucy Morillo, President and CEO of Miami Children's Health Foundation. "We are thrilled to be honoring Jose Feliciano who is a great humanitarian and a music icon; a name that is synonymous with excellence in music worldwide."
This year's sponsors include Breakthru Beverage, Codina Partners, JW Marriott Marquis, City National, Duty Free Americas, Inc., AB&A Advertising, Mario Murgado Presented by Brickell Motors, Robins & Morton, Stearns Weaver Miller, West Coast University, CC Homes, Cristina and David Martin, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Greenberg Traurig, Polen Capital and Stericycle .
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About Miami Children's Health Foundation
Miami Children's Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. "Funding World-Class Care" and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, MCH Foundation, now a part of the Miami Children's Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children's Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all its resources to Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children's, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and help fund priorities such as the expansion of the Emergency Department, construction of a new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, enhancements to its three centers of excellence, and expanding global/telehealth endeavors. Other campaign priorities include research, pediatric outreach and special programs.
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