Dear Friends:

Summer is a time of year when we traditionally celebrate America’s independence with friends and family, revel in the paradise where we live, and enjoy time away with our loved ones. But this year, we are all mourning the tragic events that recently shattered our community in Surfside.

So many of us have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building. The stories of the lives lost – elderly couples enjoying their retirement, newlyweds just starting their life together, pregnant women, vibrant young children, entire families, everyone who went to sleep that night full of hopes and dreams – are simply heartbreaking. Yet it is heartwarming to see our community uniting to support the families touched by this unthinkable tragedy and the heroic first responders who are working around the clock in search of a miracle. Among those heroes are some of our very own University of Miami/Jackson physicians – including Ryder Trauma Center surgeons Dr. Howard Lieberman and Dr. Brandon Parker, and pediatric critical care physician, Dr. Patricia Cantwell – who have been on the scene, working alongside fire rescue personnel, as members of urban search and rescue task forces. The Jackson Health Foundation salutes them, and everyone else who has put their own life at risk to help in this Herculean, painstaking task. We join our community in prayers and hoping for a miracle.

As we look towards the coming months, we are excited to resume in-person events, beginning in the fall. This newsletter outlines some of the larger events we have planned, including our inaugural Mind Your Health Event on Sunday, October 10, a family-friendly festival focusing on mental health awareness and benefiting Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital. Also, save the date for our annual Golden Angels Gala on January 29, 2022, which will be hosted at the new Jackson West Medical Center in Doral, home to the José Milton Memorial Hospital.

We wish you all a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend, surrounded by the ones you love.

Charmaine Gatlin
Co-President & Chief Operating Officer
Flavia Llizo
Co-President & Chief Development Officer
Happy Birthday Jackson Health!
Just last week we celebrated our 103rd birthday!  Jackson Health System has a celebrated history dating back more than a century. It started on June 25, 1918, when the new Miami City Hospital, spearheaded by physician and civic leader Dr. James M. Jackson, opened its doors to the community in the midst of a deadly Spanish flu pandemic. Since then, Jackson has grown from a small hospital with 13 beds and a handful of employees to one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive health systems.

Over the years we have expanded to six hospitals, multiple primary care clinics, and specialty care centers, two long-term care nursing facilities, and a network of behavioral health facilities and urgent care centers amounting to over 2,100 beds and more than 13,000 full-time employees. And we’re excited to soon open our newest campus, Jackson West Medical Center in Doral, home to the 100-bed José Milton Memorial Hospital. Make a gift of $10.30 (or $103!!) today and help us celebrate 103 years of miracles made daily.
Corporate Miracle Maker Spotlight
Key Biscayne Community Foundation
The Key Biscayne Community Foundation has joined our corporate Miracle Makers Program. Check out their website to learn more about our new partners and thank them for being a corporate Miracle Maker. The Key Biscayne Community Foundation helps people who are philanthropic and who understand the value of charitable work give effectively through donor-advised funds and other fund options. Your gift is invested and grants from your fund support projects that matter to you. Those grants are made in your name.

Visit Corporate Miracle Makers for more information.
Upcoming Events

As our social season comes back into full swing again, please save the date and support Jackson on these upcoming events.
Mind Your Health Community Event
October 10, 2021
Join us for the inaugural Mind Your Health event on World Mental Health Day, Sunday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Margaret Pace Park in Miami, benefiting
Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in family-friendly activities as we raise awareness of mental health issues and support
those that are affected by mental health. "Mind Your Health" will host speakers and interactive sessions. Topics such as nutrition, addiction, depression, exercise, and mindfulness will be explored as fundamental to living a healthy and fulfilling life.

To learn more about Mind Your Health and to register, build a team, or make a donation, please click here.
22nd Annual Guardians Of The Children
Luncheon & Fashion Show
November 23, 2021
Keeping with tradition, everyone is invited to join the Guardian Angels at our annual
22nd Guardian of the Children Luncheon & Fashion Show on November 23rd at the
Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. Spend your afternoon supporting Holtz Children’s Hospital while enjoying a delightful lunch and enjoying the latest fashions presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. To learn more about the Guardian Angels or to reserve your seat, please contact Alexandra Salcedo at [email protected] or 305-585-GIVE (4483). 
Golden Angels Gala
January 29, 2022
Considered one of the most glamorous social events of the season, the Golden Angels Gala brings community leaders, corporate partners, and philanthropists together to support the Jackson Health Foundation’s Miracle Fund. The 2022 Golden Angels Gala will be held at the new Jackson West Medical Center in Doral, home to José Milton Memorial Hospital. For more information, please contact Beatriz Galan, senior major gifts officer, at [email protected] or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).