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Heroes Unite: A Salute to Veterans

Heroes Unite: A Salute to VeteransSaturday, October 29, 7:30pm-1am – Rusty Pelican Ballroom, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

Join Gala Ambassador, Chiquinquirá Delgado, celebrity guest and Orange is the New Black star, Selenis Leyva, and a very special group of men and women in uniform who have served our country with honor and pride, to pay tribute to our unsung heroes.

At Suited for Success, we understand that the right job training and core skills are crucial in breaking the cycle of unemployment. Although our veterans are highly trained, many have difficulty finding and keeping employment in the civilian world. Although the nation’s veteran unemployment rate has decreased in the past few years, Miami-Dade County veterans experience unemployment at a higher rate. Studies indicate that veterans may be unsuccessful for several reasons: lack of confidence on job interviews, a poor self-image in the workplace and limited resources to equip themselves with the necessities required for the job search. To achieve economic self-sufficiency, a support system is needed to bridge the gap between job training, gainful employment and employment retention. There are no other programs filling this need in Miami-Dade County.

Heroes Unite: A salute to veterans is an evening dedicated to these courageous men and women. The evening will begin with celebrity red carpet entrances, followed by a cocktail reception and silent auction. Following the cocktail hour, the celebration will officially commence! Attendees will enter the ballroom for a gourmet dinner and dancing. Throughout the ballroom Bacardi will be providing a selection of its signature brands. The evening’s entertainment will be extraordinary, and features internationally renowned music group Tártara and dance away to the sounds of the Miami Marlins’ own DJ Vertigo.

After dinner, guests can play their luck at the casino. From blackjack to poker, from slots to roulette, guests will have the opportunity to win magnificent prizes while raising funds for a worthy cause. All event proceeds will benefit Suited for Success & Dress for Success Miami employment skills training programs. Tickets are $500 per person. #HeroesUnite #SuitedforSuccessMiami #DressforSuccessMiami @DFSMiami @chiqui_delgado @selenis_leyva @RustyPelicanMI

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