Official afterparty - ARC Party In RED starts at 9:30 p.m.
The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross Chapter will honor Iberia-American pop music icon, Chayanne at its 36th Annual Red Cross Ball, “A Masquerade in Red”, on Saturday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. This year’s event will be chaired by Ana and Cecil Milton alongside Philanthropic Chairs Swanee and Paul DiMare, and celebrates the life-saving services provided by the Red Cross in South Florida and beyond.
Chayanne, a long-time volunteer and member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, will be recognized with the Crystal Cross Award, which honors celebrities and entertainment partners who have shown exemplary support of and service to the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. Chayanne has been advocating for the importance of blood donation for many years, and most recently, following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico, has been incredibly active with the disaster relief efforts.
“The American Red Cross is one of the longest established organizations in our Magic City and has been there to provide relief and comfort to families and individuals in times of need,” said Executive Director Emily Borababy. “We are thrilled to have Ana VeigaMilton, who has dedicated herself to community service and philanthropy for more than two decades with organizations like the Red Cross, serve as our Ball Committee Chair. She is President of the José Milton Foundation, which supports programs and organizations in South Florida that improve quality of life, with a special focus on education, research and healthcare.”
The Annual American Red Cross Ball will raise funds for the American Red Cross’ disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs and services, continuing its tradition and commitment to Greater Miami & The Keys.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support for families affected by disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that saves lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Annual American Red Cross Ball are available by contacting Devondra Shaw at Devondra.Shaw2@RedCross.org.