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Saturday, May 9th
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plz Miami, Florida

Geralyn Lucas - Guest Speaker

If humor has a role in curing breast cancer, then Geralyn Lucas should win the prize. Having graduated with honors from Columbia Journalism School and landed her dream job at 20/20, at the age 27, Geralyn was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her memoir, Why I Wore Lipstick, is an honest and courageous account of facing that dreaded disease. Then Came Life, her latest book, is not just for cancer survivors; it’s for life survivors—a call to rediscover the resilience and optimism it takes to reinvent yourself at any age. One of the most sought out speakers on this theme, Geralyn will entertain and inspire you!

Roxanne Vargas - Emcee/Mistress of Ceremonies

The Emcee extraordinaire for this year’s “Models of Hope Fashion Show” is no 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 2007. Voted “Best TV Host” by the Miami New Times in 2012, Roxy is the host of NBC 6’s lifestyle and entertainment show, “6 in the Mix” which airs weekdays at 11:30 a.m. Besides her work on reporting the news, Roxy is also a published author, co-writing the book 100 Things to do in Miami Before you Die. Vargas has received five Emmy nominations for her reporting and hosting and in 2014, was inducted into famed fashion designer Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire Program. She is passionate about reporting in, and telling the stories of, the community she grew up in.

Chef Adrianne Calvo

After losing her younger sister, Jennifer, to cancer, Calvo started the Make It Count foundation which helps children suffering from cancer and their families. She also sponsors events for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Susan G Komen, and for the American Cancer Society along with her friends and staff.

In 2002 Adrianne Calvo competed in a National Pastry Competition held by Johnson & Wales University and received a bronze medal without any formal training. In 2003, Calvo won “Taste Down Under”, an Australian culinary competition and her winning dish was served at a dinner for the United Nations and its ambassadors, making her the youngest person to cook for the United Nations. In 2004, she won “Taste Down Under” again, and her dish was served to CNN correspondents and representatives from “Gourmet”, “Food Network” and “Bon Appetite”. In 2013, Chef Adrianne Calvo won the “Master Holiday Chef Challenge” Calvo being the youngest of the 14 competitors and one of two females. The Master Holiday Chef Challenge is a national chef competition that features 14 prominent chefs from major cities across the U.S. including Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco. The chefs competed against each other to create innovative dishes by using varieties of cheeses such as Alouette Cheese, Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese, and Île-de-France Cheese. She now has weekly spots on NBC's “6 in the Mix” and Univision as well as countless segments with Clear Channel. She also appeared on an episode of the Chopped which aired on October 25, 2011. In 2013, Calvo starred on Foodable TV's “Food as a Lifestyle” to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a restaurant owner and an award winning chef.

Day of Caring Artist in Residence - LEBO

David Le Batard, better known in the art world as Lebo, is recognized for working in a wide spectrum of creative mediums, including murals, paintings and sculptures. Born to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in South Florida, Lebo has become one of the most well-respected muralists in Miami. Lebo’s art can be found all over the world, in private collections and in corporate partnerships including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lulu Lemon, Harley Davidson, Audi, Google, Microsoft, Redbull, Ketel One, Bacardi and Ferrari.

We are proud to announce that Lebo has created an original painting for our auction in honor of breast cancer survivors with the theme of renewal at its core.

Title: Reborn Again

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimension: 24X24 Retail Price: $4000 WORK IN PROGRESS - Come back to this site and see the finished piece...

Featuring our in-house dress designer - Julian Samper

The Day of Caring family is always exploring and searching for unique ways to take the event one step higher in order to surprise and inspire those who attend our conference. This year we are proud to showcase the talents of Julian Samper from Koam Designs. Julian, a first generation Cuban-American and native Miamian, knew at an early age, that art, design and photography were in his blood. As a child, he was influenced by his maternal grandmother, a seamstress from Spain, and was fascinated by her sewing machine. He would embellish his baseball pants by deconstructing them and adding inside pockets to fit pads for when he played football, and as he grew up, designing and redesigning were his world. Years later, when a friend introduced him to a challenging paper fashion show competition, his real passion for fashion blossomed and a FASHION DESIGNER was born!

In recent years, Julian has not only taken his designs to the next level, but actively looks for ways to have his work lift the spirits of others and help his community. Julian believes in giving back. He has designed, for instance, a dress for GO RED FOR WOMEN showcased at The Heart Association Gala.

We, at Day of Caring, are excited to be the recipients of a unique “Pink” creation which will be modeled by the lovely Kristin Gonzalez at this year's event. No! we are not going to show it to you must attend the event Saturday, May 9th......and be delighted with his creativity, sense of style, and big heart. But don’t fret, you too will soon be able to wear your own Julian original, as he will soon be launching his collection in the International market. Stay tuned to be “Pinkrazzled”!


Miami Firefighters Benevolent Association

Firefighters at the Day of Caring? YES! The Miami Firefighters Benevolent Association has joined DOC and will be walking the event with one of our professional model volunteers, Kristin Gonzalez, selling chance drawing tickets. For great prizes, don’t forget to buy tickets from any one of them.

The Mickey Whiting Award

Kathy SheeranThe Mickey Whiting Award is presented annually to a special person who goes above and beyond in helping to promote breast cancer awareness. This year’s award goes to Kathy Sheeran, a tireless volunteer who is fondly known as our “Pink Sales Lady”

Kathy is a native born Miamian and graduate of Coral Gables High and just attended her 40th college reunion at George Washington University.

In 2009 she retired after 30 years with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. Her work led her to collect historical immigration memorabilia which she graciously lent to be displayed at the Ellis Island Museum in 1996, in an exhibit titled “Americans All: The Kathy Sheeran Collection”. Since retiring she has volunteered at local citizenship events helping individuals complete their citizenship application.

Kathy is a 25 year breast cancer survivor. In 1989 she was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive carcinoma in her left breast, had a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy and elected not to have breast reconstruction. In 2009 she was diagnosed with Stage 2 carcinoma in the right breast and had a second mastectomy.

Kathy is not one to sit back and take it easy, knowing how important exercise is for cancer survivors, she started walking half marathons after she retired, and has completed 10 half marathons since 2008.

However, what Kathy is really known for is attending as many breast cancer awareness events as possible and volunteering, not only for Day of Caring, but also with Komen Race for the Cure, Making Strides for Breast Cancer and Your Bosom Buddies.

Kathy is a unique and very giving person...we at Day of Caring have titled her our own “Pink Sales Lady” every meeting, she sets her table with an array of pink baubles and goodies and sells them, turning every dollar in to DOC so we can continue to offer the inspirational type of program every cancer survivor needs and deserves.

Thank you Kathy!

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