The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross will celebrate its 37th Annual Red Cross Ball – “Surround Yourself In Red” – on Saturday, March 16 at the InterContinental Miami. Chaired by Amanda Altman, Janine and Dax Bello along with Philanthropic Chairs Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A., the Ball will honor past chairs and recognize the lifesaving services provided by the American Red Cross.
“The American Red Cross is one of the longest established organizations in Miami and has been there to provide relief and comfort to families and individuals in times of need,” said Deborah Koch, executive director of the chapter. “We are honored to have Amanda Altman and Janine and Dax Bello serve as our Ball Committee Chairs.”
The fabulous fête will be followed by the 2nd annual Party In Red, the official afterparty of the Red Cross Ball where Miami’s brightest young professionals will gather to continue the celebration at one of South Florida’s most prestigious social fundraising events of the year. Party In Red is chaired by Carolyn Hicks, Amy Poliakoff and Michele Reese. The reception for guests starts at 9:30 p.m. and the party begins at 10 p.m.
The Red Cross Ball will raise funds for the Red Cross’ disaster preparedness, as well as its response and recovery programs and services, continuing its tradition and commitment to Greater Miami & The Keys.
This year’s Ball Committee members include:
Amanda Altman, Trish Bell, Dax Bello, Janine Bello, Julia Bianchi, Teresa Buoniconti, Leatrice Damus, Swanee DiMare, Norma Echarte, Carolyn E. Hicks, Meg Lee, Marile Lopez, Betty Lopez-Castro, Elena Luca, Jorge Martinez, Ginger Mead, Eric Milton, Maria Cristina Miranda, Jenny Parker, Amy Poliakoff, Barbara Reese, Michele Reese, Joanie Stringer, Mimi Shafey, Martha Valdes-Fauli, Ana VeigaMilton, Kristine Wenzel, Rita Wilder, and Libby Witherspoon.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support for families affected by disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that saves lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.