MCHF’s Hope Diamond Ball Affair Raises $6 Million


The Miami Children’s Health Foundation had one of the most elegant, black tie galas ever (again) and topped that off with record-setting fundraising. Chairs for the ball this year were the luminous Ana Figueroa Cisneros with husband Tony Cisneros. Close to 1000 community leaders and Miami society’s most prominent were in attendance at the JW Marriott Marquis where the ballroom positively sparkled with deep blues, silver and candlelight.

The MCHF’s premier signature event raised more than $6 million, including announced gifts, that will help support world-class care at Miami Children’s Hospital and will continue to position them as a global destination for pediatric health and wellness, as well as a provider of hope for children everywhere.

Internationally renowned pop artist Romero Britto also joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Dwyane Wade, Dr. Jonas Salk and Beyoncé Knowles when he was inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame for his passion for helping children throughout the world.

The foundation also announced that Raúl “El Gordo” De Molina, a multiple Emmy Award-winning co-host of Univision Network’s number one-rated entertainment news show, “El Gordo y la Flaca,” became Celebrity Ambassador. De Molina, will join Romero Britto, international superstar Armando “Pitbull” Perez, and Danish model Nina Agdal to support the Together For The Children campaign.

In addition, the foundation unveiled a new logo of Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s Hospital, which includes an original work of art by Romero Britto. Miami Children’s Health Foundation recently announced that it has received nearly $75 million dollars in donations towards Together For The Children, which is on track to fundraise $150 million by 2017. The evening served to celebrate the latest accomplishments of the campaign, which included a $5 million donation from the Live Like Bella® Foundation. The donation is part of a recent partnership that will help with the construction of the Live Like Bella Pavilion at Miami Children’s Hospital, a temporary housing facility for families of children undergoing treatments. For more information:


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