“Latin Nights” Brings South Florida Hispanic Community Together, Raises $30,000

May 16th, 2014

IMG_0781 compSOUTH MIAMI, Fla.“Latin Nights,” a spectacular night of food, drinks and festivity, raised approximately $30,000 for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.  The event, which celebrated the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s considerable impact on the Hispanic community of South Florida, took place at Casa Larios on Friday, May 9. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen attended the event to support the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Earlier this year, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen made a special speech on Capitol Hill touting the work and success of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. As the guest of honor she praised the foundation’s commitment to giving the gift of mobility to those in need.

The 2nd annual “Latin Nights” was an opportunity to celebrate the gift of mobility with a special Latin flair, and meet one of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s incredible wheelchair recipients, Lisa Marie, a three year-old from Miami.  Lisa received the gift of mobility from the foundation in January, thanks to Sawgrass Ford and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Guest got to see her remarkable progress since receiving the life-changing gift of mobility form the foundation. Over the years, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated dozens of custom power wheelchairs, at an average cost of $25,000 each, to dozens of Hispanic children and young adults in South Florida.

In addition to great food, drinks and company, the event featured a silent auction offering unique memorabilia and hospitality packages. The event was being organized by a gracious host committee including Angel & Rosie Pardo, Robert & Olga Pulles, Jose & Elaine Segrera and Neil & Yvette Verdeja. The committee made all arrangements for the venue, food & beverage, invitations and sponsorships.

Supporters that made the event possible included DMR Corp., Cure, Principal Financial, Rovereto Holdings, Ben Trust Financial, Kendal Fine Wine & Spirits, El Dorado Furniture, Future Force Personal Services and TD Bank.

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