Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Party in the Park Presented by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to Benefit UM/Sylvester


Eleven “model” patients will grace the runway on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m., escorting their physicians to the second biennial Party in the Park event, which raises money and increases awareness about the importance of cancer research. Attendees will enjoy a runway show, unique libations, stylish food, and a live auction in a beautiful tropical setting at the Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL. All proceeds from this event will support cancer research at UM/Sylvester.

“Our patients are thriving survivors that inspire us with their beauty and their radiance,” said UM/Sylvester Director, W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S. “We escorted them through their treatment and now they are strong enough to escort us down the runway.”

Guests will enjoy fabulous tastings from South Florida’s top restaurants including but not limited to: Cacao Restaurant, Crepe Maker, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bra, Havana Harry’s, Links Restaurant & Lounge at the Diplomat, Ortanique on the Mile, The Palm Coral Gables, and Trattoria Sole. Participating merchants outfitting the model patients include: Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, CH Carolina Herrera, Cache, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, UCB Benetton, and many, many, more.

Event chair Rick Morgan of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, has taken on this project for a second year. Special thanks to our many sponsors including The Miami Herald, Zubi Advertising, and The Village of Merrick Park for providing the venue for the event and our inspiring patients-turned-models.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney invites you to an evening where haute couture celebrates the beauty of survival. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call UM/Sylvester’s Office of Development at 305-243-9088.

UM/Sylvester opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles nearly 1,600 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,600 surgical procedures, and treats 3,400 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 250 clinical trials and receive more than $30 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach opened in 2003 to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties. A major expansion is currently underway, which will double the size of this facility by adding diagnostic imaging services, additional chemotherapy chairs, and expanded exam rooms. Deerfield Beach offers appointments with physicians from 12 of UM/Sylvester’s 15 Site Disease Groups, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

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