Published on: 06/08/2010
MIAMI – Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation President Lucy Morillo-Agnetti today announced Barbara and Jack Nicklaus will be inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame at the Foundation’s 2010 Diamond Ball. The gala, “Diamonds…Forever: “Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Future,” will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
One of South Florida’s most anticipated charity events, the Diamond Ball will commemorate Miami Children’s Hospital’s Diamond Anniversary – 60 Years of World-Class Care – and honor the legacy of medical excellence while celebrating the future of our children.
Named after the first Chairman and President of Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame was created in 1986 to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the health and happiness of children everywhere. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Foundation.
With their induction into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame, the Nicklaus’ join an exclusive group of legendary children’s advocates, including Beyoncé, Dwyane Wade, Kelly Preston, Jonas Salk and Walt Disney, to name a few.
“We are privileged to recognize Barbara and Jack for their unwavering commitment to children, not only in South Florida but across the country,” said Morillo-Agnetti. “The 2010 Diamond Ball will be a perfect place to celebrate all those who support our mission of reaching out to children no matter where they live.”
Long known as the first family of golf, Barbara and Jack are the passion and guiding lights behind the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. The organization supports numerous pediatric health care services and projects aimed at children’s health, safety and well-being. Jack is a National Trustee of The First Tee and has twice spoken before Congress about the character-building values of the organization and golf in general. Additionally, the Barbara & Jack Nicklaus Junior Golf Endowment Fund supports youth programs across the country and in their own backyard.
For a complete list of previous Hall of Fame inductees, please visit http://mchf.org/2079/Benefits-of-Giving/Hall-of-Fame.aspx/.
To learn more about becoming a part of the 2010 Diamond Ball, please contact Morgana Rolle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-624-2038.
ABOUT MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is a not-for profit 501 (C) (3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital so no child need leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care with no financial boundaries, the Foundation helped 289-bed Miami Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 40 subspecialties, the largest pediatric neurology center in the United States, a top provider of cardiology and neonatology services, and a Research Institute conducting in excess of 150 clinical trials and protocols.
Miami Children’s Hospital is one of 170 pediatric hospitals in North America affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network and South Florida’s only freestanding Hospital dedicated exclusively to children. To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit www.mchf.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MCHFoundation or call 305-666-2889 (toll free: 800-987-8701).