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American Red Cross South Florida Region to host 32nd Annual Ball


MIAMI, FL., February 5, 2014…. Now in its 32nd year, the American Red Cross Ball returns to the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne on Saturday, February 22, for their annual cannot-miss event of the social calendar. More than 400 prominent and influential community leaders and philanthropists attend the elegant night of delectable cuisine, graceful decor, music and dancing all the while raising funds to help South Florida prevent and prepare for disaster.

Since 1982, the Red Cross Ball has been established as one of Miami's most prestigious social fundraising events. Chaired this year by Barbara and Jose Hevia, the Ball is lead by a committee of dedicated women who work tirelessly toward fulfilling the mission of the American Red Cross.

Ball sponsors include: Grand Humanitarian Sponsors - The Batchelor Foundation – Nancy and Jon Batchelor, Trish and Dan Bell, Barbara and Jose Hevia, The Wilder Foundation -Rita and Gary Wilder; Humanitarian Sponsors - Bacardi USA, Bank of America, Bunny Bastian, Terry Buoniconti, Jodi and Bob Dickinson, Swanee and Paul DiMare, Teresa and Michael Haskett, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Northern Trust, Odebrecht USA, Ryder System, Meg and Jeffrey Wright/ The Garner Foundation.

The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne is located at 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, FL. Cocktails commence at 7 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Kenia Tedesco at or 305-728-2512.

Above photo of the 2014 Red Cross Ball Committee