MAY 2023

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Jackson "stars" shine at Golden Angels Gala

On Saturday, April 22nd, at Ice Palace Studios in Miami, Golden Angel Society members, generous donors, sponsors, and the community came together for this year's Golden Angels Gala, where we raised $3.5 million for Jackson Health System! The sold-out night with more than 900 attendees also commemorated the 30th anniversary of Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial, honoring its care team with a standing ovation. The Gala's theme, Sky Full of Stars, featured stunning decor and interactive experiences and ensured that everyone had their chance to shine, showing their star-studded support for Jackson.

Special thanks to our Gala Chairs, Jeannie Etter & David Coulson, and Jerry Cody, our Gala Committee, our Gala After Party Committee, our top sponsors, The Collection, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, G City, Trish & Dan Bell, José Milton Foundation, Ryder, and Florida National University, and our incomparable emcee, six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Laurie Jennings, for making the evening such a huge success! Photo gallery

Photos: Top - Jackson Health Foundation Board of Directors; Left (l to r) - David Coulson, Jeannie Etter, Jerry Cody; Right (l to r) - Ana VeigaMilton, Dan Bell, Trish Bell, Laurie Jennings, Carlos Migoya

Don't miss our Mind Yor Health event

this Saturday from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

We're strengthening the mental health of our community with our annual Mind Your Health event at Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park on Saturday, May 13th. There's still time to sign up for our 5K run or one-mile walk in support of patients and programs at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital. If you can't join us in person, we have a virtual 5K option as well. Our free outdoor festival will feature a variety of activities — including a main stage with expert speakers, Warrior Flow yoga, guided meditation with Marlene Arzola, live performances by the School of Rock band, education and nutrition villages, and a fun-filled kids zone. Register and learn more

Your support makes Jackson miracles happen

Ryder Trauma saves Danielle's life after tragic boating accident

After Danielle Crease sustained several deep, lacerating injuries to her upper leg and back in a boating accident off the coast of Key Biscayne, she was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial where the team sprang into action.

Guardian Angels out in full force at

23rd Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival

Our Guardian Angels and their families and friends joined the Miami HEAT and the community on Sunday, March 26th, for the 23rd Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival at the Kaseya Center. Back after three years, the festival featured a special mashup-style celebration with food, music, basketball, and activations in honor of 20-year HEAT captain, Udonis Haslem. Best of all, the event benefited Holtz Children's Hospital. Thanks to all who attended to help make big miracles happen for our little patients! Photo gallery

Photo: (l to r) SafeSpace x 2, Flavia Llizo, Charmaine Gatlin, Silvia Rios Fortun, Burnie, Vivian Adrian, Cody Zeller, Ana VeigaMilton, Erik Spoelstra and daughter

In the spotlight

Joe Deitch and Tao Jones Foundation make $1 million gift to support greatest needs

We are incredibly grateful to Joe Deitch and the Tao Jones Foundation for their generous gift of $1 million to support Jackson's areas of greatest need. These dollars will help fund new construction, renovations, much needed equipment, vital programs, and more, across the health system.

Making an impact

West Coast University gift launches virtual reality training program for nurses

West Coast University's most recent gift of $150,000 will bring Jackson's nursing education program to the forefront of technology by helping to provide the software, equipment, and staff needed to launch a comprehensive virtual reality training program. Thank you, WCU!

April giving campaign more than triples

number of Jackson employee donors

We are excited to announce that this year's employee giving campaign was a big success, more than tripling our number of Jackson employees who give. Foundation staff were present at Jackson hospitals throughout the month of April to share our message of being "better together" through philanthropy. Thanks to all who contributed this year. We are truly grateful!

Thank a nurse in honor of National Nurses Week!

National Nurses Week is happening now through May 12th. Join us in celebrating our nurses by making a gift in their honor. Every donation helps our health system expand, advance, and innovate. Click here to make your gift and share your message of gratitude.

Jackson happenings

Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix turns to Ryder Trauma for medical care

For the second consecutive year, Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial served as the exclusive medical provider for the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, operating a fully-functioning trauma center on site.

Conversations in Care

Meet Vicky Sabharwal

Flavia Llizo is back with another informative one-on-one session, this time in recognition of May being National Mental Health Awareness Month. Her "Conversations in Care" guest, Vicky Sabharwal, is vice president and chief executive officer of Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital.

We are grateful for you!

As always, your generosity is what makes healing possible for thousands of families in Miami-Dade County and beyond.

Visit to learn about more ways you can help us support Jackson Health System.

Charmaine Gatlin

Co-President and Chief Operating Officer

Flavia Llizo

Co-President and Chief Development Officer

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