More than eight-hundred influential leaders within Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, and live entertainment to celebrate 100 years of progress in the fight against cancer.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Red-Carpet, Silent Auction 8:00 p.m. Program, Dinner, Dancing
Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL (Legends Ballroom)
Chairs: Pedro and Madeleine Munilla Co-Chairs: Michael and Teresita Haskett Honorary Chairs: Felipe and Lourdes Valls
Carnival Cruise Lines
Media should RSVP to Carmen Piles, Director of Leadership Giving
(W) 305.779.2861 (C) 305.970.3545 email@example.com
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
After 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays, we’re leading the way in working tirelessly to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. Here
are just a few of the accomplishments we’ve played a role in during the past century.
Today, 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer are surviving (for at least five years). In fact, more than 400 people a day in the US are celebrating birthdays that would have otherwise been lost to the disease.
We’ve contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US since the early 1990s. That means we’ve helped save nearly 1.2 million lives during that time.
We’ve played a role in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Each year, we help cancer patients everywhere get the help they need when they need it. For example, last year alone we assisted more than a million people who called us for help, providing free services like a place to stay while traveling for treatment, rides to treatment, emotional support, and much more.
Our work has helped lead to a 50 percent drop in smoking since the 1960s, which has contributed to a drop in overall lung cancer death rates.