Jackson Health Foundation FOUNDATION NEWS
AUGUST 2017
 
Ryder Trauma Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The event honored trauma center’s founding benefactor, Ryder System.
 
Ryder Trauma Center, a prestigious Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of saving countless lives – people with devastating injuries after motor vehicle crashes, burns, gun violence and other traumas. On August 3, 1992, Ryder Trauma Center opened just weeks before Hurricane Andrew devastated South Miami-Dade County. The initiative received funding from Ryder System Charitable Foundation who provided a $2.5M naming gift to fill a critical community need. The campaign for Ryder Trauma Center was the start of Jackson Health Foundation.
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A Note From the President & CEO: Keith R. Tribble

Welcome to another edition of our monthly newsletter! Our goal is to keep you informed on the latest happenings at Jackson Health Foundation as we continue to make miracles happen for Jackson, our South Florida community and beyond. Thank you for being our philanthropic partner and investing in the future of Jackson!

Donor Highlight: Turner Construction

Turner Construction recently organized a team building event to donate 100 plush toys to the patients of Holtz Children's Hospital. The internationally recognized construction services company has been a valuable supporter of Jackson for many years and we are thrilled to accept this donation for the benefit of our smallest patients.

Sneak Peek: 2018 Golden Angels Gala

Don’t miss this year’s Golden Angels Gala on January 20, 2018, which will serve as the official kick-off for Jackson Health System’s 100th Anniversary. Fana Holtz, naming benefactor of Holtz Children’s Hospital, and Silvia Rios Fortun, our Guardian Angel’s Chair and immediate Foundation Past Chair, will serve as Gala Chairs.

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Meet the Guardians of the Children Luncheon Co-Chairs

We are proud to announce that Vivian Adrian, Mari Grimalt, and Angela Andrade will serve as the 2017 Guardians of the Children Luncheon & Fashion Show co-chairs. This year Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland will be presenting the Resort 2018 Collections at the dazzling JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. The luncheon, emceed by Local 10 News' Laurie Jennings will benefit Holtz Children's.

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FENDI joins Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland to give back

In honor of our Guardian Angels, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland and FENDI have joined hands for a private reception that will celebrate the re-opening of the FENDI Boutique at Saks. The by-invitation-only exclusive reception is scheduled for September 19th at 11:30 a.m. Please save the date and come join us to support the children and families who depend on Holtz Children’s.

IKF Wonderfund featured on TV

The driving force behind IKF Wonderfund, and Foundation Board Member, Mariana Martinez was recently featured on the television show “Corazones Guerreros”, a weekly program on Mega TV that will launch its new season on Saturday, September 2nd. During the interview, Mariana shared the inspirational journey of Andrea Chirinos, an IKF Wonderfund patient. We will announce the air date on our social media channels. Stay tuned!

Join our Circle of Heroes and save lives

Our IKF Circle of Heroes is composed of generous individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of many international children in need of medical treatment. With a monthly contribution, you can become a Circle of Heroes member today and do what Heroes do best: Save Lives.

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Back to School with the Young Angels

The Young Angels recently hosted a back to school supply drive and social networking event at Bar Louie to collect school supplies and backpacks for patients and families of Holtz Children's Hospital. The supplies were delivered by Holtz Children's Child Life department before the beginning of the school year to ensure that our patients and their siblings were ready to kick off their school year.

Alex and Ani Shoppers Support Jackson

To support our philanthropic efforts, the Young Angels joined jewelry retailer Alex and Ani for a "giving back shopping event" at their Lincoln Road store. The evening, which was part of their Charity by Design program which served to raise funds for our Miracle Fund in support of Jackson Health System.

OUR PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY

Join us throughout the month at several community events where we will be spreading the word about the work we do at Jackson Health Foundation. Check out our calendar of activities, and save the dates!

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ARE YOU 5K READY?

Run or walk to make a difference for the patients of Holtz Children's Hospital! You're invited to join us at the Waterford 5K at Blue Lagoon on November 3rd. The 3.1 Mile Run / Walk features a beautiful setting, delicious food, music and a special Family Fun Zone!

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Join our Miracle Fund Monthly Giving Program and become a beacon of hope for the patients and families who depend on Jackson.
To learn more call 305-585-GIVE (4483) or visit www.jacksonhealthfoundation.org

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