6 Local Causes That Need Your Support This Month
April 01, 2014 | Talk of the Town
Kick off spring by filling your social calendar with these six charitable causes for celebration.
Don't miss the Miracle Makers Fashion Show & Luncheon for Big Brothers Big Sisters on April 24.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Cause: Foster a love and appreciation for the arts via education and community outreach programs by enlightening and entertaining through cultural experiences.
Honorary event chair: Adrienne Arsht
Event: Eighth annual Adrienne Arsht Center annual gala, Saturday, April 5, at 6:30 pm, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
American Cancer Society
Cause: Save lives, diminish suffering, and prevent and eventually eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Event Chairs: Felipe and Lourdes Valls
Event: Le Bal de Bijoux Gala, Saturday, April 5, at 6:30 pm, JW Marriott Marquis
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cause: Fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through research and treatment at no cost to the families affected.
Event Chair: Michael Epstein
Event: Seventh annual South Beach Triathlon, Sunday, April 6, at 4:30 am, Lummus Park
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Cause: Promote environmental education among adults and children in addition to encouraging conservation of local, irreplaceable natural resources.
Event Chairs: Brett Graff and Robert Einhorn
Event: Wild & Scenic Affair—A Full-Moon Beach Party!, Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 pm, Virginia Key Beach Park
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
Cause: Serve children from single-parent homes by pairing them with caring adult volunteers.
Event chairs: Aislynn McDonald, Irene Korge, Bronwyn Miller, and Migna Sanchez-Llorens
Event: Miracle Makers Fashion Show & Luncheon, Thursday, April 24, at 11 am, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
Cause: Heal and stop the epidemic of child sexual abuse in Miami-Dade County.
Event Chair: Lourdes Leon-Vega
Event: Eighth annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon, Friday, April 25, at 12 pm (reception at 11:15 am), Jungle Island
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