Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Stars in Pink Luncheon

A record number of 700 guests attended the Cancer Link “Stars in Pink” luncheon & auction to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

One of the city’s largest benefits for breast cancer research, the luncheon at Jungle Island raised over $150,000 for research to find better treatments and a cure for breast cancer.

The luncheon’s highlight was a fashion extravaganza featuring the Mayda Cisneros Couture Collection.

Marlene Berg, Founder and Chairman, along with her Presidents, Norma Jean Abraham, Virginia Praschnik and Co-Chairmen Harriet Shapiro, Linda Leeds, Susan Kaufman, Cathy Bayer, Melanie Cherdack, Ana Trejos, Sondra Marcus, Sherry Bernstein, Debbie Deutch, Ellen Genet, Iliette Oliveros, Bonnie Sepe, Maria Rogers & Lourdes Rosell shared their conviction that “every dollar raised brings us closer to conquering this disease.”

The Golden sponsor was Connie Russell who was joined by Silver sponsors, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Norma Jean Abraham, The Armando Codina Family, Roberta & Hal Kaye, Bliss Spa and Elemis Spa, Bronze sponsors AFLAC, Allergen Medical Breast Aesthetics, Berg Ettleman & Berg, P.A., The Blank Foundation, Betty Madigan Brandt, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm, Sal Praschnik Jewelers & Patricia Truppman. Along with these sponsors were the following court of celebrants: Kim Bacardi, Josephine Baker, Lizette Diaz, Evelyn Goldbloom, Ramona Hall, Diane Heller, Allison Hockman, Lola Jacobson, The Kaufman Family, Irene Korge, Diana Lopez, Gisella Lowenstein, Diane Madden, Cristina Mara, Cynthia McNeill, Maria Rogers, Josie Want & Debi Wexler.

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