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.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER MIAMI
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

Kristi House
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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