March of Dimes 2011 Building Our Community Awards 12/9/11

2011 Building Our Community Awards
December 9, 2011
11:00 a.m. Silent Auction Reception
12:00 noon Awards Luncheon
Coral Gables Country Club
Coral Gables, Florida

At this event, March of Dimes presents the annual Humanitarian of the Year Award to individuals for their personal involvement and commitment to making a difference in our community. We will be honoring individuals that exemplify excellence in their respective fields as well as commitment to community activities that enhance the quality of our lives.

2011 Humanitarians of the Year TBD

Past Humanitarians of the Year include:
2010 David Lawrence, Jr, Alberto Carvhalo, Jorge Plasencia, Juan Santamaria, Dr. Bern
Levine, Lauren Harrison Genovese, Luis E. Diaz, MayorTomas Regalado, Benjamin Leon
III,M. Narendra Kini
2009 Jeff Bartel, Bob Berkowitz, Mayor Manny Diaz, Octavio Hernandez
Javier Hernandez-Lichtl , Neisen O. Kasdin, Howard Lucas, Gilbert Salguero
2008 Alonzo Mourning, Dr. Barth Green, Shannon Hori, Commissioner Sally Heyman
2007 Amarilis Osorio
2006 Marvin O’Quinn
2005 Angel Medina
2004 Allen Harper
2003 Jose Concepcion
2002 Michael Smithof Turner Construction

The March of Dimes is a champion for Babies because we take action in our
Florida community Research and Community Grants—in 2008, the Florida Chap-
ter awarded more than $500,000 in state and local grants.
Community Services—We provide leadership and a presence by partnering
with community agencies to help them provide quality services to pregnant
women e.g. in Miami, the MOMmobile—a prenatal medical mobile unit provides
services to women who otherwise couldn’t afford it. In addition, we have
Stork’s programs, NICU Family Support programs, and family centered care.

Advocacy—March of Dimes advocated for the Florida Newborn Screening Program
that expanded the neonatal screening program from 5 disorders to 29 disorders that
help to identify potentially catastrophic, but treatable illnesses, and reduce health
care costs.

Contact March of Dimes Miami-Dade/Monroe Division:
P: 305.477.1192 F: 305.477.1254 E-mail: aaalexander@marchofdimes.com

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