Gables women, restaurants team up for medical fundraiser
Teaming up with several Coral Gables restaurants and other sponsors, a group of philanthropy-minded Gables women presented a fundraiser Thursday evening, Feb. 21, at the Westin Colonnade to support Global Medical Brigades — and one young patient in particular.
Guests enjoyed beverages and an array of delicious appetizers from the participating restaurants during the fundraiser, which also featured raffles and auctions.
The event, organized by Gables Gals Give Global, raised $4,610 for Global Medical Brigade and the treatment of Prince Inkoom, a 6-year-old boy in Ghana who has extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. His parents farm for a living with an average income of $2 per day.
Organizing the event, with the lead of Denise Erwin of Seasons 52, were Christina Ward of Crave, Vanessa Fisher of the Westin Colonnade, Heather Navickas of JohnMartin’s, Emie Fernandez of the Flyer and Katherine Perez of Morton’s, along with Tabitha Baca, president of Miami Dade College’s Global Medical Brigades chapter.
Sponsors included Double Cross Vodka, Morton’s The Steakhouse, JohnMartin’s, Fleming’s Steak House, Giardino, Seasons 52, Christy’s Steak House, Red Koi, Taverna de Giralda, Westin Colonnade Hotel, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Crave, Cibo, Broadway Across America, Envy Pilates, Da Infamous DJ Q, Presentation Services PSAV, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Sushi Maki and Pao Town, Tarpon Bend, BAC Colonnade, Spirit Airlines, Atlantico Rum, Gables Fitness, Miracle Mile & Downtown Coral Gables, HBO, Catamaran Sailing Miami and Red Zone.
Global Medical Brigades is the world’s largest student-led nonprofit organization that works to provide free medications and medical care to rural communities worldwide.
Photos by Betty Alvarez / Events Photographer