On Thursday, April 11, the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami will host its 11th Anniversary Heart & Star Award Dinner at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest. John Arasi, Briana Vega and Dr. Richard Zakheim will be honored at this prestigious signature event.
Arasi as a philanthropic and community leader, Vega as a cancer survivor – and the first child to ever receive this honor – and Zakheim for outstanding volunteer leadership. Over 400 business and philanthropic leaders from the Greater Miami area will be in attendance for the event. “John, Briana and Richard are extremely deserving honorees who have done so much for our medical community and for Miami-DadeCounty. We are grateful to have them as informed advocates representing the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami,” says Danielle Spiegelman, Executive Director of the organization. “They have each performed extraordinary acts of kindness and have selflessly worked to inspire hope and action.”
John Arasi will receive the Champion of the Community Spirit Award in recognition of his charitable leadership and his ability to unite others motivating them to focus on a greater good for our community. Briana Vega will receive the Champion of Human Spirit Award as a tribute to being a cancer survivor and a beacon of light and hope for others faced with the illness. Briana is the first child to ever receive a Champion Award. Dr. Richard Zakheim is being recognized with the 2013 Founders Award for excellence in volunteerism.