6 Local Causes That Need Your Support

January 29, 2014 | Talk of the Town

New World Symphony, Miami
Support the New World Symphony at its 26th annual gala. 

1. New World Symphony
Cause: Launching the careers of gifted young classical musicians.
Gala host and artistic director: Michael Tilson Thomas
Event: The New World Symphony’s 26th annual gala, Saturday, February 8, at 6 pm, New World Center

2. Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Cause: Supporting abused, neglected, and homeless children through Miami-Dade’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for at-risk youth.
President: Adrian Delancy
Event: Bridge to the Stars, Notte di Carnevale, Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 pm, J.W. Marriott Marquis

3. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cause: Providing cutting-edge cancer treatment for the University of Miami and UH ealth System, and changing the paradigm of discovery, innovation, and care for specific types of cancers.
Honoree: Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
Event: Designed for a Cure, Thursday, February 13, at 7 pm, the Ice Palace

4. Diabetes Research Institute
Cause: Finding a biological cure for diabetes.
Ball international chairmen: Linda and Barry Gibb
Event: 40th annual Love and Hope Ball, featuring a concert by Barry Gibb, Saturday, February 15, at 6 pm, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

5. American Red Cross South Florida Region
Cause: Alleviating human suffering in the face of emergency
Ball chairmen: Barbara and Jose Hevia
Event: 32nd annual American Red Cross Ball, Saturday, February 22, at 7 pm, Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

6. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami & Mentoring Resource Center
Cause: Serving children from single-parent homes by pairing them with caring adult volunteers
President and CEO: Lydia Muniz
Event: The Big Event Gala, Saturday, March 1, at 7 pm, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

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