Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Rumble in the Jungle Luncheon


Over 600 guests attended the Cancer Link “Rumble in the Jungle” themed luncheon & auction to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

One of the city’s largest benefits for breast cancer research, the luncheon at Jungle Island raised over $295,000 for research to find better treatments and a cure for breast cancer.

Guests were welcomed by dancers and different tasting stations and specialty bars during the silent auction. The luncheon’s highlight was a fashion extravaganza featuring the Julian Chang Couture Collection.

Marlene Berg, Founder, and Chairman, along with her Co-Presidents, Mary Rosenberg and Harriet Shapiro and Co-Chairmen Susan Kaufman, Linda Leeds, Staria Petersen, Sherry Bernstein, Lynda Colaizzi DMD,
Debbie Deutch, Ellen Genet, Iliette Oliveros, Bonnie Sepe, Lourdes Rosell, Ivette Martino-Sarol, Norma Jean Abraham, Donna Lyons, Jaclyn Sepe, Barbara Berg, Diane Madden, Lissette Dittmar shared their conviction that “every dollar raised brings us closer to conquering this disease.”

Platinum Sponsor: Chanin Hott-Carlin and Adam Carlin

Golden Sponsors: Bunny Bastian, Roberta and Hal Kaye, Sidney and Dara Khosrowshahi, Patricia Truppman* and Linda Truppman, Tweed and Tweed Foundation – Paul Johnson

Silver Sponsors: Allstate, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Gail Atterman, Elemis Spa, Tony Rodriguez, Mary and Ron Rosenberg, Sandy and Paul Steinberg, Barbara Shapiro, Vitas Healthcare

Bronze Sponsors: Berg, Ettelman & Berg, P.A., The Blank Foundation, Bloomingdale’s, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Marquis Bank, The Joli Law Firm PLLC, The Jose Milton Foundation, Betty Madigan Brandt, The Palace-Coral Gables, Serendip-A-Tea, Sandra and Charles Simon, Linda, Widrich Weitz

Celebrants: Ilene Abella, Kim Bacardi, Shelly Blum, Jane Dee Gross, Renee Greenstein, Wayne Haltiwanger, Diane Star Heller, Allison Doliner Hockman, Lola Jacobson, The Kaufman Family, Sandra Levy, Diana Lopez, Diane Madden, Joe Mara, Ivette Martino Sarol, Cynthia McNeill, The Max Paul Saewitz Family, Connie Poppenhager, Harriet Shapiro, Electra Spillis, Nancy Sposato, Lesley Tobin, Ana Trejos, Ellie Gordon Trotter, Josie Wang, Betty Wohl

Special Thank You

We want to sincerely thank everyone who has sent in a contribution to Cancer Link. We know that there are many organizations fighting for your charity dollars. We are very pleased and thankful that some of those hard earned dollars have come to Cancer Link to assist in the research of breast cancer. It is because of donors like you that we are convinced that we will see a cure within our lifetime. Every dollar raised puts us closer and closer to that cure. As a voluntary organization of dedicated men and women, we promise you that the fight will never stop. You are instrumental in making this become a reality. Thank you again for your donation and support. We know you join us in the hope to KNOCK OUT Breast Cancer.

Andrew Juska and the amazing Staff of Jungle Island
Beth Sobol – Beth Sobol Enterprises
Katie Repici and the amazing staff at SCCC
Makeup and Hair for Fashion Show Models – O.P. Makeup Studio
Cancer Link Boxer’s
Sebastian and the University of Miami

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