Melanoma Research Fundraiser in Honor of Maria Marin at HaVen Gastro-Lounge
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7-10 p.m.
1237 Lincoln Road
Popular Gastro-Lounge To Host Fundraiser In Honor Of Longtime Friend
Celebration of Maria Marinâ€™s life to raise awareness of melanoma and dollars for a cure
Maria Marin was a longtime South Beach resident, a local socialite as known for her wide circle of friends as her effervescent personality. Sadly, Marin recently passed after a year-long battle with melanoma and on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, HaVen Gastro-Lounge â€“ one of Marinâ€™s favorite spots â€“
will host a charity cocktail party in honor.
Hosted by longtime friend Dirk DeSouza, HaVenâ€™s Mike Boles, Gary James, Stefano Santoro and Marinâ€™s family, the event â€“ taking place from 7-10 p.m. â€“ will feature hors dâ€™oeuvres by executive chef Todd Erickson, two complimentary cocktails for each attendee and music by DJâ€™s Joe Dert and Umber. A minimum $20 donation at the door is requested. 100% of dollars raised will go to melanoma research. In addition, a silent auction has been launched and can accessed via www.facebook.com/MariaMarinAuction.
â€œWe were heartbroken to hear the news of Mariaâ€™s passing,â€ says Boles, a close friend of Marinaâ€™s. â€œWe were honored to call her a friend and considered her a member of the HaVen family. Weâ€™re happy to open our doors and help raise awareness of and money for the battle against the disease that took her from those that loved her. In addition to the eveningâ€™s proceeds, HaVen will be making a private donation to the cause and we challenge everyone to join us in the fight.â€Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!