This event would not be possible without all of you and all of your help.
It takes a strong committed group of people to make this amazing day happen. So, we would like to thank our fierce Executive Board of Directors, our talented Committee Members, our Vendors, our Sponsors, whose generosity helps us achieve our goals year after year. A special shout out to our inspiring Keynote Speaker, Carla Hill, and our vivacious Emcee, Roxanne “Roxy” Vargas and the Mickey Whiting Award
We extend our gratitude to our friends, families, co-workers and loved ones, too, for their continued efforts and support.
Thank you all for coming and making this the exceptional event that it was.
Color Your World!
Meet This Year’s Mistress of Ceremonies…
Roxanne Vargas, The Emcee extraordinaire for this year’s “Models of Hope Fashion Show” is not other than Roxanne Vargas, or Roxy, as she is called by her followers and friends. Roxy, a south Florida native, has been part of the NBC 6 family since 2003, and joined its News team in 2006. Voted “Best TV Host” by the Miami New Times in 2012, Roxy was named NBC6’s weekend morning news anchor in October, 2017 and continues to host NBC6’s lifestyle and entertainment show, “6 In The Mix” which airs weekdays at 11:30 am.
Vargas is an EMMY® award winning journalist who has received numerous EMMY® nominations for her reporting and hosting and in 2014, Vargas was inducted into famed fashion designer Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire Program. Besides her work reporting the news, Roxy is also a published author, co-writing the book 100 Things to do in Miami Before You Die. She is passionate about reporting in, and telling the stories about, the community she grew up in.
Meet This Year’s Keynote Speaker…
Carla Hill is an advocate for the arts and health. She takes any opportunity to share her own health journey that includes the importance of early cancer detection and organ donation awareness. After receiving a kidney transplant in 2000 and experiencing two triple-negative breast cancers (2005 and 2007), Carla and her husband, Marlon Hill started the Carla Hill & Hazel Bethel Breast Cancer and Organ Donation Awareness Fund (also known as the Hill & Bethel Fund) held at the Miami Foundation. This special fund also celebrates her mother’s triumphant survival of breast cancer and collects funds for research and awareness of cancer and organ donation.
For nearly 15 years, Carla and her family are team leaders for the always fun DLIMERS! Their team of over 200 people at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has earned awards for being among the largest teams and the most spirited. Together the team has helped to build awareness and support for breast cancer survivors of African-American and Caribbean descent.
Diamond Earrings Raffle Prize
A pair of Ladies Diamond Earrings
Valued at: $10,500.00
Fabricated in 18 Karat white gold. Set with genuine natural diamonds, all round brilliant cut with total diamond weight of 2.77 Carats. Basket weave motif. Handmade and designed in Italy by Damiani.
Donated by Buchwald Jewelers.
Other exciting prizes will also be awarded
Donation $5.00 each. Proceeds benefit 18th Annual Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness May 4, 2019. Drawing will take place at the DoubleTree By Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center May 4, 2019. Need not be present to win.
Please contact South Florida Day of Caring for sponsorship opportunities for our upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Event & Fashion Show.