Dear Friends:

We hope everyone had a great summer and that you were able to make some long-lasting memories with family and friends. As we look towards the fall season, we are excited to resume in-person events as fall begins. Your health and well-being is our top priority – and you can rest assured that we are taking all the necessary safety precautions.

Please save the date for our fundraising event on September 23 at Navé in Coconut Grove, where a portion of the proceeds from meals that night will benefit the Jackson Health Foundation.

To raise awareness around the importance of mental health, we’re hosting our inaugural Mind Your Health event on Sunday, October 10, at Margaret Pace Park in Miami. This family-friendly event – celebrated on World Mental Health Day – will include resources and activities focused on mental health, and will feature experts from Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital speaking on a variety of topics. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. During these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we all take care of ourselves, not just physically, but mentally, as well. We hope you will join us and spread the word about the event to your networks.

We also encourage you to save the date (and your spot!) for the 22nd Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon & Fashion Show on November 23, 2021. Finally, the 2022 Golden Angels Gala will be held at the new Jackson West Medical Center in Doral, home to José Milton Memorial Hospital.

With so much to look forward to in the coming months, we are especially excited to see all of you. We wish you a beautiful start to the new season. 

Charmaine Gatlin
Co-President & Chief Operating Officer
Flavia Llizo
Co-President & Chief Development Officer
Donor Highlight
Jaime Rivas
Jaime is thankful that his family is healthy and hasn't needed to visit Jackson as a patient. As a matter of fact, he had only driven past it a few times before COVID hit. However, when the pandemic started, and through today, Jaime realized just how big Jackson's role is within our South Florida. He knows he can rely on our health system for top-notch clinical care and the latest information available. In honor of those who devote their lives to keeping us healthy, Jaime and his wife became monthly givers to the Miracle Fund. When asked about what inspired him to give, he said, "I hope to never visit Jackson as a patient, but want to do my part in supporting the doctors, nurses, and staff as well as all the resources they need to care for people like my family and me." ​
We Could Use A Shot In The Arm
How do you thank an entire healthcare system during a pandemic? For risking their lives to save others? For listening to the dreams and fears of patients in isolation and their families? For stepping up to the challenge with PPE, COVID-19 testing sites, and a robust vaccination effort for our community? With the help and dedication of over 13,000 Jackson employees, our community confronted COVID-19 head-on. One great way to show your appreciation for this selfless work is by making a gift to the Miracle Fund today.

Help us recover from an unprecedented year; one in which we achieved:

  • More than 173,000 people vaccinated
  • More than 6,000 COVID-19 patients discharged and reunited with their loved ones
  • More than 500 days of fighting COVID-19 24/7 (and counting…)

People like you make these achievements possible. Every day, pandemic or not, your support helps us make miracles. So give us a much-needed shot in the arm. Click the button below to make a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation to the Miracle Fund today.
Upcoming Events

As our social season comes back into full swing again, please save the date and support Jackson on these upcoming events.
Join Us On September 23 For
JHF Day at Navé Miami
We're so thrilled to extend an invitation to join us at Navé Miami in Coconut Grove for JHF Day. Have a delicious meal for a great cause and support the miracles made daily at Jackson Health System. Join us for dinner at Navé from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 23 and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Jackson Health Foundation!
Click the button below to make a reservation, and thank you so much for your support.
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. A $25 donation includes a commemorative t-shirt and goodie bag. And a huge thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event!
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
22nd Annual Guardians 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 or 305-585-GIVE (4483). 

We would like to thank the following Guardian Angels for graciously hosting the luncheon this year. We appreciate your generosity and commitment to making this year's luncheon a success!

Guardian Angels Committee
Silvia Rios Fortun
Guardian Angel President

Andria Ares Holtz & Deborah Robins
Luncheon Co-Chairs
Committee Members
Vivian Adrian
Angela Andrade
Ana de la Fe
Mari Grimalt
Fana Holtz
Ines Lorenzo-Gomez
Marilyn Samlut
Gloria Sesana
Ana VeigaMilton
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 or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).