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Miami Children’s Health Foundation Diamond Ball 2012

2012 Diamond Ball: A Frosted Masquerade Affair Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm – JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Nearly 700 community, business and society notables were taken through a bold and elegant depiction of A Frosted Masquerade Affair at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s – The Diamond Ball. The event raised nearly $4 million, including announced gifts, to support world-class care at Miami Children’s Hospital. Guests of the Diamond Ball had the opportunity to see the world premiere of the Bald, Brave, Beautiful® I Will Survive music video, which Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor recorded with Miami Children’s Hospital patients and supporters to raise funds to help find a cure and provide hope to children facing cancer. Following the music video premiere, Gaynor was inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame. Guests of the Diamond Ball had the opportunity to hear from 10-year-old leukemia patient Briana Vega, who appeared in the music video with Gaynor and shared her experience as a patient at Miami Children’s Hospital. Foundation Board Member Ravneet Chowdhury and Anand Chowdhury were so inspired by Vega’s story that they immediately pledged a $1.75 million donation in the young girl’s honor. Ranked among the top fundraisers in Florida, the Diamond Ball also featured Daymond John, Founder & CEO of FUBU and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, as Master of Ceremonies, with entertainment by the Drew T Band. Other notable Diamond Ball attendees included Miami Heat Guard Mario Chalmers, Sports Illustrated Supermodel Nina Agdal, actor Juan Soler, CBS 4 Anchor Shannon Hori and The Real Housewives of Miami cast members Adriana DeMoura and Alexia Echavarria and others.