The Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition, a national non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of HIV/AIDS service programs, holed its 11th Annual Partnership Awards Dinner presented by Miami Beach Community Health Center. The event, titled “A Tribute to Miami’s Red Ribbon Heroes,” honored local heroes making a difference in the response to HIV/AIDS, including Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, Frederick Down, Jr., Dr. David Haltiwanger, Dr. Michael Kolber, Senator Bill Nelson, Dr. Jorge Rangel, Daniel T. Wall and Dr. Michael Wohlfeiler.
A Tribute to Miami’s Red Ribbon Heroes was held at Miami Beach Botanical Garden and feature a cocktail reception, Latin-infused dinner, live entertainment and an awards presentation to the 2011 honorees. In addition, there was a red ribbon-inspired fashion collection created by students from the Miami International University of Art and Design.
The awards dinner was held in conjunction with the CAEAR Coalition’s annual national meeting, and will bring together health planners, those living with HIV/AIDS, non-profit organizations, city and county officials, and medical professionals from around the country to discuss the coming year’s advocacy plan in support of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which supports a wide-range of HIV/AIDS services in Miami-Dade County and across Florida.