Jennifer Stearns Buttrick - Cancer Support Community Greater Miami


Jennifer Stearns Buttrick - Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami is part of a national non-profit organization that
provides emotional and educational support services completely FREE of charge to adults with cancer,
as well as their loved ones, no matter the stage of their disease or recovery.
Our program features support groups, lectures, workshops, and mind-body offerings all led by
professionals licensed in their field of expertise. These services are provided under one roof in a setting
that is designed to feel like a home allowing for a warm and comforting environment.
All dollars raised through the generosity of the community stay in Miami to fund our free services for
South Florida cancer patients and their families.
8609 South Dixie Highway • Miami, FL 33143
Tel: 305.668.5900 • Fax: 305.668.0048
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The 10th Anniversary
Proudly presented by
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Thank you to honorees
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
and SAP International
and the
Cancer Support Community
Greater Miami.
You enhance the gift of life
for so many in our community
with your time and support.
The Fluxman Family
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The 10th Anniversary
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
CHaMpiOn OF THE HUMan SpiRiT awaRD RECipiEnT
SAP International
Diana Gonzalez
nBC6 Health Reporter
Mistress of Ceremonies
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2012 Heart & S tar Committee
Thank you for your dedication of time, talent and treasure.
Chanin & Adam Carlin • Candace D. Falsetto • Ana Hughes Freund • Laura M. Goldberg • Carmen Perez
Lourdes B. Rodriguez • Aida & Joseph Roisman • Lourdes Rosales • Kim Sarkisian • Amy Scharlin
Debra Schottenstein • Kara Stearns Sharp • Edie Spiegel • Laurie Stein • Carole Wright • Pamela Zakheim
Evening Program
Diana Gonzalez
nBC6 Health Reporter,
Mistress of Ceremonies
About the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Dr. Peggy Rios, Ph.D.
program Director,
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Award Presentations
SAP International
Champion of the Community Spirit award Recipient
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
Champion of the Human Spirit award Recipient
Pamela Zakheim, M.Ed.
Founder’s award Recipient
The Giving Tree
Dr. Richard Zakheim
Founding Board Member,
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Special Drawing
Closing Remarks
Erik S. Sherman
Chairman of the Board,
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Dinner Menu
First Course
Butternut squash bisque with toasted almonds, mixed green salad with a light vinaigrette,
freshly baked breads and rolls with roasted garlic spread and margarine
Main Course
Marinated grilled filet of beef with a smoked tomato sauce, tarragon garlic aioli,
pommes William and vegetable
Mini flourless chocolate cake, key lime mousse, fruit tartlet
Diana Gonzalez
This evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies is NBC6
Health Reporter, Diana Gonzalez. Diana was the
recipient of the Cancer Support Community Greater
Miami’s Champion of the Community Spirit award in
2002 and is also a former host for our fundraiser. She
is also the sophisticated voice in our promotional
video. Diana has donated her time and talents to our
organization for close to a decade, and we are most
Diana is the NBC6 Health Reporter, bringing South
Florida the latest news in medicine and health care.
A veteran NBC6 WTVJ reporter, she started her
career in Miami in 1978 as a news reporter and then
worked as a producer for “Montage,” a weekly
magazine show. Throughout her extensive broadcast
news career, Diana Gonzalez has received numerous
regional and national awards including: 2000 Food
Science Journalism Award by the Institute of Food
Technologists for “Cancer Fighting Foods,” three
Florida Emmys, a National Emmy Award nomination
in 1996 for coverage of Hurricane Opal, an “Award for Excellence in Medical
Journalism” from the Florida Medical Association, “Woman of Distinction” from the
Weizmann Institute of Science, a “Silver Circle” from NATAS.
Diana is a proud Gator, having received her Bachelor of Science degree in
Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida. In addition to her education
and years of work experience, being a cancer survivor enhances her ability to cover
health news. Diana says her biggest accomplishment is raising two wonderful
daughters, Gillian and Jackie Durruthy.
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Professional Advisory Board
Jorge C. Antunez de Mayolo, M.D.
Nilza Kallos, M.D., P.A.
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D.
Mercy Hospital
Breast Health & Diagnostic Ultrasound
Breast Health Center
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
School of Medicine
Macarena Carretero, M.D.
Nicholas Lambrou, M.D.
Breast Health Center (retired)
Miami Gynelogic Oncology
Steven Poliakoff, M.D.
Stephanie Carter, Ph.D.
Adrian Legaspi, M.D.
Founder and CEO
South Florida Gynecologic Oncologists
Psychologist and Author
Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychology
Surgical Oncologist
Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Christina Pozo-Kaderman, Ph.D.
Pat Collins, R.N, MSN, AOCN
Alan Livingstone, M.D.
Nurse Educator (retired)
South Miami Hospital
Professor and Chairman
Division of Surgery, Oncology
Associate VP for Clinical Affairs,
Co-Medical Director
University of Miami Medical Group
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
School of Medicine
W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer,
Sylvester Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Chairman, Department of
Deborah O. Heros, M.D.
Administrative Director
Courtelis Center
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
School of Medicine
Patrick Reynolds, M.D.
Cancer Pain Management Services
Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Steven Olszewski, M.D.
Michael B. Troner, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Oncology Hematology Radiation Care, LLC
Advanced Medical Specialties
Chief of Neurology
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
School of Medicine
Grace Wang, M.D.
Advanced Medical Specialties
Community Ambassadors
Charles E. Alvarez
Alan Goldfarb, Esq.
Suzanne Sarsfield
Executive Vice President, Sales, PDSHeart
Alan Goldfarb, P.A. Trial Attorneys
Forethought Marketing
Mary Babcock-Pahules
Meg Green, CFP
Joan Scheiner
President: Hail Mary & Co.
President, Meg Green & Associates
Chairman, University of Miami
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kashyap Bakhai, CPA
Mark J. Heise, Esq.
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP
Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP
J. David Scheiner
Macys Past President
Nargis Kassamali
Darlene Boytell-Perez
Galloway Medical Park
Jeff Schottenstein
President, Schottenstein Realty
Susan D. Kronick
Robert E. Dady, Esq.
Cindy A. Schwartz, MS
Linda S. McKenzie
Program Director, Fellowship House
Olin McKenzie, III, DDS
Fleta Stamen, Esq.
Executive Vice President
Sabadell United Bank
Lee J. Osiason, Esq.
Lee J. Osiason, P.A.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Florida International University
Mary Frank, Ph.D.
Bobette Reeder, M.S.
Lynne Steinfurth
Maria B. Freed, MHSA
Ramon Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.
Cheryl N. Trane
President & CEO, RT Corp.
Tutorial Resources
Siegfred Rivera Lerner De La Torre
and Sobel, P.A.
James Dockerty
Judy Weisenfeld, LICSW
Erik S. Sherman
2011 was a momentous year for the Cancer Support Community Greater
Miami. We supported our twenty thousandth participant, and just as
importantly we helped over 3,400 members of our community who came to
visit our facility throughout the year. 2012 is set to be another notable year
as we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary. I am honored to be your
incoming Chairman knowing the best is still yet to come for our organization
and the people we serve.
At the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami people are empowered by
knowledge, strengthen by action, and sustained by community. All of our
services are offered free of charge. Strong evidence continues to support
the utilization of psycho-social needs as an integral part of quality care that
can improve health and minimize disease symptoms. There is nowhere else
in Miami where participants and their families can access this comprehensive
psycho-social support at one location.
Your support this evening, your continued support throughout the year, and
your support in the past, is what keeps our doors open to ensure that we can
continue to provide these valuable services to individuals and families who
have been affected by cancer. In conjunction with the cutting edge medical treatments available in Miami, we
as an organization provide a unique component to overall care. Listening to our participants, hearing their
stories, seeing their progress is what drives all of us to improve our programs and stay focused on our services.
This evening we are honoring two extraordinary recipients each who has their own unique story, and each who
has demonstrated leadership in our community. Our Champion of Human Spirit is Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
and our Champion of Community Spirit is SAP International. These honors showcase the fight and defeat each
of us can accomplish and exemplifies the commitment and passion of community involvement. Jennifer’s
dedication to South Florida stretches far beyond just our organization. Her involvement in many other
organizations should not go unnoticed and illustrates the true meaning of community. As we get ready to
celebrate our 10th Anniversary SAP International marks its 40th Anniversary. Their philosophy of empowering
people, products, and partners to unleash new value for customers and entire industries, mirrors our philosophy
in how empowering our participants through our psycho-social support can help them cope and fight cancer.
Tonight we are also recognizing Pamela Zakheim as the recipient of our very first Founder’s Award. We are
very proud to introduce this new recognition as it allows a platform for paying tribute to our visionary leader and
this new annual award for excellence in volunteerism. Pam’s dedication and passion is what opened our doors,
and her continued leadership motivates all of us to be better, do better, and give more of ourselves.
Congratulations to all of our recipients this year as each of you have helped to make this evening’s event special
and memorable. You all have so much to be proud of, and tonight is a celebration of what you have
On behalf of our current participants, and future participants thank you for your support this evening and your
continued involvement through the year and years to come. The best is still yet to come for all of us and we
look forward to what is next and remain dedicated to our community and those affected by cancer.
Erik S. Sherman
Chairman of the Board,
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
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Board of Directors
Executive Officers
Founder & president
pamela Katz Zakheim, M.Ed.
adam E. Carlin
Joseph Roisman
Bermont/Carlin Group –
Perry Ellis International
Executive Vice-President
Erik S. Sherman
John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
Investment Advisor Representative
Vice Chairman
John arasi
Sharp General Contractors
Richard Rubinson, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MorganStanley Smith Barney
Director Wealth Management –
Portfolio Management Director
Candace Falsetto
Northern Trust Bank
Vice President,
Commercial Banking Group
pete izaguirre
Pantry Liquors & Fine Wines
Jane Mass R.n., M.S.n.
Margarita M. pons, Cpa, MBa
Advanced Medical Specialties, LLC
Chief Financial Officer
& Executive Director
Debra Schottenstein
adam Spiegel
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC
Principal, Tax and Accounting
Edie Spiegel
Robert Stamen, Esq.
arturo Mesa
Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg
Miami Breast Institute and Radiology Association of South Miami, PLCC
Co-founder and Executive Director
Carole wright
arnaldo perez
Carnival Corporation
General Counsel
& Senior Vice President – Legal
Gibraltar Private
Senior Vice President
Private Banking Officer
Richard Zakheim, M.D.
Miami Children's Hospital
Founder & Director Emeritus:
Pediatric Cardiology Department
Director: Adult Congenital
Heart Program
Executive Director
Danielle F. Spiegelman
program Director
Peggy Rios, Ph.D.
Outreach Coordinator
Amparo Alvarez
program assistant
Miriam Prieto Lopez
administrative assistant
Susie Winslow-Garcia
Mae S. Greenberg, LMHC
Oscar R. Hernandez, M.D.
Eric Torres, Psy.D.
Gloria Montes de Oca, Ph.D.
Janny Rodriguez, M.S. Ed.
Felipe Azambuja , MA, LMT
Cathee Connor
Lise Efronson
Jorge Gonzalez
Nancy Greene Fishman
JoAnn Sheehe
Elisa Smith
Deborah Contreras, RD, LD/N
Karla Otero, RD, LD
Rachel Richardson, RD, LN
Gaines, Ph.D.
Deborah Jay
Derhagopian, M.D.
Debra Green
There are two key components to this Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
program. One is the instillation of hope at a time when too often things feel
hopeless, and the other is building community at a time when too often one feels
alone. Our two prestigious award categories, the Champion of the Human Spirit,
and the Champion of the Community Spirit, have been created in recognition of
these two important elements.
Adam Carlin
The Champion of the Human Spirit
The Champion of the Human Spirit award is designed to honor a cancer survivor or
support person. The recipient is always a person who has become a beacon of light
and hope for others whose lives have been impacted by cancer. We have chosen a
star to symbolize this award.
past Recipients:
Suzanne & James
2011 ~ Joseph Roisman
December 2009 ~ Joan Gaines, Ph.D.
March 2009 ~ Astrid Nicastri
2008 ~ Deborah Jay Curtin
2007 ~ Mark Levitats
2006 ~ Debra Green Strochak
2005 ~ Nargis Kassamali
2004 ~ Joan Scheiner
2002 ~ Diana Gonzalez, NBC6 Health Anchor
2001 ~ Joni Grant Green, Ph.D.
The Champion of the Community Spirit
The Champion of the Community Spirit award is designed to honor those who have
displayed a commitment to the Greater Miami community through their own good
works. The recipient must be an example of the best sense of “community.” We have
chosen a heart to symbolize this award.
past Recipients:
2011 ~ Adam Carlin
December 2009 ~ Suzanne & James Dockerty
March 2009 ~ Sheldon Anderson
2008 ~ Mehmet Bayraktar
2007 ~ Carnival Corporation
2006 ~ Evelyn Langlieb Greer
2005 ~ Mehdi Ghomeshi
2004 ~ Darlene & Jorge M. Perez
2002 ~ Chesterfield Smith
2001 ~ Ramon Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.
Joni Grant
Green, Ph.D.
Dr. Jarrard
Ramon RodriguezTorres, M.D.
Darlene & Jorge
Langlieb Greer
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SAP International
“On behalf of SAP Latin America & Caribbean, I am
truly honored to represent a company whose mission
is to make the world run better at every level. Helping
the community is a critical component of our success
formula; for giving back to those who need is the best
way to do the most good and make the largest impact
in the world.”
- Rodolpho Cardenuto, President,
SAP Latin America & Caribbean
Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the market
leader in enterprise application software. Founded in 1972,
SAP (which stands for "Systems, Applications and
Products in Data Processing") has a rich history of
innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP
applications and services enable more than 183,000
customers worldwide to operate profitably, adapt
continuously and grow sustainably.
SAP's story is one of a steady rise from a small, five-man operation headquartered in
southwest Germany's Rhein-Neckar district to one of the world's largest independent
software providers and an employer of more than 55,000 people in over 50 countries
worldwide. 2012 marks the 40th year of SAP helping the world run better–and they are just
getting started!
SAP's philosophy is that the power of their people, products, and partners unleashes growth
and creates significant new value for customers, SAP, and ultimately, entire industries and
the economy at large. Building on 40 years of innovation, SAP continues to enable people,
companies and organizations to better understand and more quickly act upon customer
demands, unexpected events and new opportunities.
SAP International opened their Latin American Division in Miami 10 years ago. Led by
President Rodolpho Cardenuto, SAP International has been a solid contributor in
community outreach. In 2007, they established a local philanthropic and community
relations program, organizing volunteers and donating funds to many South Florida
non-profits. SAP has donated time and financial resources to Jackson
Memorial Hospital, Children's Home Society, Junior Achievement, and the Cancer Support
Community Greater Miami. Their global charitable interests are concentrated in meeting
basic needs, promoting education and providing economic opportunities to entrepreneurs
through technology. In 2010 alone, this dynamic and extraordinary company invested $24
million worldwide to those in need.
SAP's mission is to help companies of all sizes and industries run better. Their vision is to
help the world run better. Now more than ever, SAP helps the world run better by improving
people's lives. We think they are achieving that just by their actions here in South Florida.
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
I am fortunate to be surrounded by a tremendous
support network of family, friends and colleagues who
guided me through my health crisis. Additionally, I am
the beneficiary of the extraordinary vision of
philanthropists and community leaders who created
and supported vital resources for cancer patients and
their families in our community. I firmly believe that
everyone facing a cancer diagnosis should have the
same support and access to services that I had.
I strive to help achieve this any way that I can. I am
humbled and honored to receive the Champion of the
Human Spirit Award.
Jennifer is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with
kidney cancer two days after giving birth to her third child.
Since her diagnosis and treatment, Jennifer has dedicated
herself to raising funds for research, advocacy and
awareness. Professionally, Jennifer is Of Counsel to
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
as Director of Pro Bono and Community Services.
Jennifer is a staunch advocate for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She served as the Chair of Designed for a Cure, a
fundraising event for Sylvester, in 2009 and 2011 and is a member of Sylvester’s Board of
Governors. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, an annual
event that benefits Sylvester. Jennifer is an advocate of what she describes as the “active
patient” model of care and has spoken as a patient-panelist at the Well Being Well Conference
hosted by Sylvester in 2008 and 2011.
Jennifer's other affiliations and recognitions include: Vice President, Fairchild Tropical Botanic
Garden; 2009, 2011 and 2012 Chair of the New World Symphony’s “It’s a Family Affair”; Voices
for Children 2009 Corporate Leadership Award recipient; Junior League of Miami 2006
Rebecca Herndon Bush Award recipient; and Lawyers for Children America 2010
Pro Bono Award recipient.
Jennifer is married to Matt and they have three boys, Zachary, Joshua and Joseph.
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Enter to win one of the items listed below.
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characteristics. An 11.75 carat pear shaped amethyst pendant bordered
by seventeen black rose cut diamonds and one rose cut white diamond
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Thank you to our Generous Special Drawing Donors!
Peggy rios, Ph .D.
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami reached its 10th year serving
people affected by cancer in Miami-Dade. Since 2002, we have touched the
lives of over 20,000 people affected by cancer through our onsite,
offsite and online services. In these ten years we have provided nearly
99,000 service hours. Our team offered close to 18,500 hours of mind body
programs, 5,936 hours of educational programs, and 17,176 hours of support
We have been able to do this thanks to the generous support of our donors
and community foundations. Organizations such as the Susan G. Komen
for the Cure, The Miami Foundation, and the Peacock Foundation have
enabled us to maintain and strengthen our presence in underserved
communities such as the Latino and Black communities. Through a grant
from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, programming at Jackson Memorial
Hospital has solidified and the Cancer Support Community is now an
ongoing source of education and support for patients from the Taylor Breast
Health Center. Over this last decade, we are proud to say that we have also
worked closely with Baptist Congregational Health to help address the needs
of cancer survivors in the faith-based communities in Miami-Dade. We have
organized educational and support programs in the community and have
also participated in cross-training so that each organization can learn from one another and strengthen our
collaboration. Our work in the community has also made it possible to partner with Baptist Health South Florida,
which now sponsors monthly workshops where its top oncology professionals share their knowledge and expertise
with our participants. We also have a thriving support program for children whose parents or grandparents have
cancer - the "Family Circle" program. This program has been supported by the Batchelor Foundation and the Hurlburt
Foundation. The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation and the Carnival Foundation have also joined us and provided
grant money to run several networking and support groups. It is a source of great pride to have our work recognized
by these great foundations and organizations. We will remain steadfast in our dedication to be the gold standard in
psycho-social care for cancer survivors so that we continue to be worthy of the support of our generous
We provide these high quality programs guided by a model of support first developed in 1982 - the Patient Active
Concept© which has since then evolved to make the Cancer Support Community an international leader in the field
of cancer support. Every aspect of our program (support groups, educational workshops, mind-body stress reduction
programs, and social activities) is grounded in evidence-based research validating its effectiveness in diminishing
distress and improving quality of life for cancer patients and caregivers. Our national affiliate monitors programs
closely to ensure that each affiliate meets this standard. On a national level, we are proud to have
established strong collaborative relationships with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of
Health (NIH). In addition, the Cancer Support Community Headquarters is involved in numerous national research
projects with partners such as Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco. I thank all of our
grantors, donors, and volunteers for the many ways you have helped us. Support is a crucial element in cancer
survivorship, and the Cancer Support Community invites you to continue with us as we expand and enhance our
services in South Florida so that no one has to face cancer alone.
Finally, I want to take a moment to remember those who have passed through our doors and who have shared their
courage and zest of life with us. Our participants continue to bring our center to life and to make our vision and
mission at the Cancer Support Community a reality.
peggy Rios, ph.D.
Program Director,
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
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“Because of you, Pam,
It ’s Always Something...wOnDErFUL”
Pamela Katz Zakheim
2012 FOUnDER’S awaRD RECipiEnT
Honoring Excellence in Volunteerism
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Celebrating 10 years and counting
Heart & Star award Dinner • March 8, 2012
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• More than 12 million cancer survivors are living with cancer in the U.S. today.
• One in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
• about 100,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year just in Florida alone.
• your chance of knowing someone with cancer is 100%.
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained
by community.
Cancer patients who fight for their recovery along with their health care team will improve the quality of their lives
and may enhance the possibility of their recovery.
To ensure that our services do not increase the burdens on those already dealing with life-threatening issues, as
well as to make ourselves available to the greatest number of people, all services are always offered completely
free of charge to all who enter our doors.
In July 2009, The Wellness Community - National and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the largest provider
of cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is now called the Cancer Support Community. In March
of 2010 we, in Miami, officially changed our name from The Wellness Community-Greater Miami to the Cancer
Support Community Greater Miami. We believe that this new name better represents that which we do.
The first Wellness Community opened its doors in Santa Monica California in 1982; the first Gilda’s Club,
in New York City in 1995. Our Miami affiliate opened in April, 2002 and since that time, we have provided a wide
array of psycho-social support and educational services to close to 20,000 Miami-Dade cancer patients, their
families and their loved ones.
For each affiliate, the primary purpose of our national headquarters is to provide strong clinical oversight and
quality control over local programs. It is important to emphasize that each affiliate of the Cancer Support
Community raises its own funds and is governed by its local Board of Directors. In other words, money raised in
Miami stays in Miami.
As we anticipated during our formation activities, the demand for our services is great. We have responded by
providing bilingual programs six days a week during both day and evening hours.
Locally we have established good working relationships with the large medical and hospital community in Miami
to ensure that we are meeting their patients’ needs for psycho-social oncology services. Additionally, we have
collaborative relationships with the local chapters of the American Cancer Society, La Liga Contra el Cancer, the
International Myeloma Foundation, The FL Breast CA Foundation, the University of Miami’s Breast Cancer, “Coping
and Recovery” Project, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inc., among others.
Nationally we are proud to have strong collaborative relationships with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the
National Institute of Health (NIH).
We are supported solely though grants, corporate and foundation gifts, donations from individuals, and, signature
special events such as our annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament featuring the Thea Cup and
this evening’s Heart & Star Award Dinner.
Please visit our website for to see our monthly calendar and special programs:
The Cancer Support Community offers a comprehensive group of educational services as well as psychological
and social support programs, completely free of charge, to adults with cancer and their loved ones. Our services
are offered as an integral part of conventional medical treatment and are available from the moment one is
diagnosed. We do not offer medical or alternative treatments of any kind.
Our participants come to us from the entire Greater Miami area. They have been diagnosed with all types of cancer,
at all stages, and range in age from young adults to senior citizens. We offer our free services to all who come to
us, regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, etc. We also offer culturally appropriate programs in Spanish to
increase our ability to reach out to the diversified population in our region.
All of our services are provided under one roof, in a setting designed to feel like a home. Only professionals
licensed in their fields of expertise facilitate groups and lead workshops. Bilingual programs are offered Monday
through Saturday, daytime and evening hours, most on a drop-in basis. We are proud to report that every program
we offer is based on the latest research regarding the psycho-social needs of cancer patients. There is nowhere
else in the Greater Miami area where patients and their families can access such comprehensive
psycho-social support at one location.
paRTiCipanT GROUpS
Ongoing, weekly groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. In these groups, people with cancer
draw support from each other and explore new ways to deal with the stressors of their disease.
Because cancer impacts the family and friends of the person with cancer, we offer a comprehensive program of
support to loved ones and caregivers, including, but not limited to, ongoing weekly support groups facilitated by
licensed mental health professionals.
Disease-specific support and education groups for cancer patients, family members, and friends to share feelings
and concerns about particular diagnoses, treatment outcome, or other related matters. Networking groups
currently available include brain tumors, breast cancer, head and neck cancers, leukemia and lymphoma, lung
cancer and multiple myeloma.
Interactive learning opportunities provided by experts on a variety of topics that are related to cancer treatment,
reducing stress, and maximizing health. Programs include: medical updates; managing the side effects of
treatment, such as fatigue and pain; family issues related to having a serious illness; financial and legal matters;
and quality of life concerns. We also offer a series of programs specifically designed to help the young children of
adults with cancer.
These programs are conducted by instructors with expertise in such areas as stress reduction, nutrition, exercise,
and visualization of relaxation. They provide the opportunity to learn more about the field of the mind-body
connection. Participants learn techniques, which they can use at home, to reduce stress and enhance their physical
and emotional well-being. Weekly classes include Yoga, Tai Chi, Gentle Exercise and Relaxation/Visualization
classes. Monthly classes include Nutrition and Cancer workshops.
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The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami is housed in a facility that is approximately
4,800 square feet. Most of our programs are offered, under this one roof. While the facility is part of a strip mall
located at the intersection of US1 and North Kendall Drive, as people walk through our doors they enter a warm,
welcoming space that is not clinical in any way. We are grateful to Darlene & Jorge perez for their generous
gift of the build-out of our space.
Each of the rooms is decorated to feel like a home, with comfortable, casual sofas and chairs, coffee tables,
lamps, paintings and other beautiful art. Macy’s graciously donated their interior design services as well as all
of the furnishings throughout the Cancer Support Community. The beautiful Pergo® flooring was donated and
installed by Mr. & Mrs. Karl Stenstrom.
Living room & Kitchen
The entry way above leads directly into the living room, just as it does in any home. The living room has a
comfortable seating area and is open to both our gentle exercise room and our kitchen. Our kitchen is fully
stocked and is used for cooking demonstrations that follow the recommended guidelines developed by the
National Cancer Institute as well as for social gatherings for our participants. The kitchen cabinets were a gift
from Stan Krieger, and the appliances were a gift from Mark Lawrence.
Group rooms
We have two rooms that serve as meeting rooms for our various group activities, including the support groups
we offer each week. One of our group rooms has been dedicated to the memory of Lilliam Briggs Winograd
through a generous donation from Meg & Richard Green. The second group room has been dedicated to the
memory of both Brenda Zakheim and Gilda Radner from pamela & Richard Zakheim.
Gentle Exercise room
The gentle exercise area provides an open space for yoga, Tai Chi and other programs that we provide to help
people overcome the side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy, as well as to help them manage pain and stress.
It is also the site for many of our social events and educational presentations.
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We have a library area containing shelves filled with books and pamphlets of interest to cancer patients and
their families, as well as a computer to allow for internet research. This room exists because of the generosity
of Mary & Howard Frank.
Program room
We also have a playfully decorated room that is both inviting and comfortable for children. Here we provide
support services for children who have a parent, grandparent or guardian with cancer.
This space is also an additional program room and conference room when needed.
The Giving Tree
One of the décor highlights within the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami happens to be a very special
handmade installation that serves as a unique focal point as well as our main donor recognition piece. The
Giving Tree, pictured below, hangs within our living room. Through the generosity of the Strochak, Green and
Goldban families, we were able to contract Santa Fe artist David Ross to design and create this 8 ft. tall wood
As its name implies, The Giving Tree is filled with leaves, each bearing the donor name and to whom the leaf
is “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of.” The leaf’s color is designated to signify the level of giving noted below.
Additionally, a legend explaining the various colors, and what level of giving they signify, is tastefully displayed
next to the tree.
as part of our continued fundraising efforts, we hope to grow even deeper roots in our community and
sprout many more leaves. we need you to further sow the seeds of giving by generously
donating to The Giving Tree. please join others before you and consider being part of this heartfelt
philanthropic program.
Orange Leaf:
Red Leaf:
Green Leaf:
Gold Leaf:
Silver Leaf:
$ 15,000 – $ 20,000
$ 10,000 – $ 14,999
$ 5,000 – $ 9,999
$ 2,500 – $ 4,999
$ 1,000 – $ 2,499
Please note that all Giving Tree Leaves are a one-time donation and are 100% tax-deductible.
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Baptist Health South Florida
Chanin & Adam Carlin
The Fluxman Family Foundation
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC
Perry Ellis International
SAP International
Pamela & Richard Zakheim
Advanced Medical Specialties
The Buttrick Family
The Freund Family
Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
Greenberg Traurig LLP
GYN Oncology of Miami/Dr. Nicholas Lambrou & Dr. Troy Gatcliffe
Northern Trust
Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A.
Pantry Liquors
Margarita Pons, CPA, MBA
Debra & Jeff Schottenstein
Aida & Joseph Roisman
Lindsay Spalding & Julie Steven
Edie & Firth Spiegel
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/
University of Miami Health System
In-Kind Donors*
Andrew Duany Photography
InBloom Group LLC
Fare to Remember
MAC Parking
Gables Linen
Nu-Designs, Inc.
Hitched Event Rentals
Reflections Productions, Inc.
Imagine That Miami Graphic Design
Southern Wine & Spirits, Inc.
Temple Beth Am
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors and in-Kind Donors!
*As of February 28, 2012.
Danielle F. Spiegelman
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (CSCGM) has been blessed to have the
steadfast and loyal support of dedicated volunteers, and individual and corporate donors
who have stood by our organization–in both good and challenging times. Ten years of
hard work and determination by so many in this room and throughout the United States
have nurtured one person’s vision. A promise twice over realized–once to her best friend,
and again a second time to her husband; our Founder & President, Pamela Katz Zakheim
was embraced by two communities and founded Cancer Support Communities in both
Boston and Greater Miami.
Pam, your smile lights up a room and your ability to mobilize the many, and the most
cautious one, is inspirational to all those who have had the pleasure of watching you do
so these many years. The gift of the Cancer Support Community has been a critical and
comforting resource to thousands of deserving cancer patients. We applaud your insight
and fortitude and congratulate you tonight as our first Cancer Support Community Greater
Miami Founder’s Award recipient. This new honor is for excellence in volunteerism–how
fitting for our Founder!
Since our opening in April of 2002, the incredible people of South Florida have welcomed
us, taken up our cause and partnered as cherished advocates. Every day we celebrate
our combined accomplishments as they to sustain us and enable us to continue to
provide FREE support to cancer patients and loved ones.
It gives me great pride to share this special evening with you as we pay tribute to Jennifer Stearns Buttrick and SAP International
at this 10th Anniversary Heart & Star Award Dinner. During the many months leading up to our event, I have had the privilege of
working with Jennifer. I have learned about her personal journey and the unique experiences that have shaped her life. I have
shared stories with her loving family and friends and have had a smile on my face each time I have looked at her baby photos
and those of her three beautiful boys! Jennifer is a true Champion in every sense of the word and I congratulate her as our 2012
Champion of the Human Spirit Award recipient. Thank you for honoring us by representing the Cancer Support Community
Greater Miami with such dignity and grace.
Through its philanthropic commitment, SAP International is working to shape the landscape of South Florida for the better.
In a year where this global computer and applications software giant is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, we welcome the
opportunity to recognize its daily acts of kindness within our community.
SAP International is committed to our hometown. SAP’s mission and basic company principles position them as a most deserving
recipient of the 2012 Champion of the Community Spirit Award. Involved in a variety of deserving charities locally, this dynamic
and extraordinary company invested $24 million worldwide just in 2010 alone! A herculean feat with unimaginable implications
globally for so much good!
As we look ahead, we warmly welcome Erik Sherman, our 2012 – 2014 Board Chairman. Erik is a charismatic and passionate
professional and has been devoted to our mission for more than seven years as a steadfast volunteer. We are so pleased to
have you in this role and know that you will do great things for our community.
I would also like to recognize Adam Spiegel, our immediate past Board Chairman. He has been a strong, generous and
resourceful leader who dedicated countless hours to our organization. I personally thank you once again for taking your mother’s
great advice and convincing me to follow my heart to the Cancer Support Community.
It’s been almost two years since I began my work as the Executive Director; however, it took only a few short weeks to realize
that this opportunity would truly be the most satisfying and heartfelt position of my career. There has not been a day that has
passed since joining this well-formed team of professionals, board members, community ambassadors and physicians, that I
have not felt this way. Those whom are the closest to me know this to be true statement and one that I openly share when asked
about my work and the CSCGM.
If you have not already done so, please visit the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami to learn more about what we do
every day. Become an advocate for our mission. Donate to a Program. Volunteer. Attend another signature event. Join a
committee. Talk to the members of our Board of Directors. Take a tour. Tell a cancer patient about our FREE support groups and
services. Be a Champion too!
Danielle F. Spiegelman
Executive Director,
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
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Cancer Support Communities Throughout the world
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami is a member of the largest non-profit international network providing cancer support
worldwide. Our organization is currently comprised of nearly 50 affiliates nationwide, 12 affiliates in development and has over 100
satellite locations. There are also international sites, including Wellness Communities in Tel Aviv and Tokyo and Gilda’s Clubs in Canada.
There is also an Internet based “Virtual Cancer Support Community” that reaches rural areas in the U.S. and other countries. Additionally,
in 2003, we established an on-line support program for teens with cancer and their parents called Group Loop.
1050 17th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.659.9709 • Fax: 202.974.7999
Toll-free phone: 1.888.793.9355
[email protected]
360 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1531
Phone: 602.712.1006 • Fax: 602.712.1009
67-625 East Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 7A
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 760.770.5678 • Fax: 760.770.5667
119 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954.763.6776 • Fax: 954.763.6761
120 Longwater Drive, Suite 104
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 781.610.1490
8609 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33143
Phone: 305.668.5900 • Fax: 305.668.0048
3517 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: 248.577.0800 • Fax: 248.577.0898
5481 Communications Way
Sarasota, FL 34240-8476
Phone: 941.921.5539 • Fax: 941.921.5061
1806 Bridge Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616.453.8300 • Fax: 616.453.8355
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite C-225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404.843.1880 • Fax: 404.843.1780
2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734.975.2500 • Fax: 734.975.2525
537 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.464.9900 • Fax: 312.464.1487
1058 Old Des Peres Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314.238.2000 • Fax: 314.909.9900
5150 West 71st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317.257.1505 • Fax: 317.254.4534
P.O. Box 413907
21 West 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816.531.5444 • Fax: 816.931.4424
1234 East River Drive
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563.326.7504 • Fax: 563.323.1658.
102 S. 11th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406.582.1600 • Fax: 406.582.5822
P.O. Box 4061, 633 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502.583-0075 • Fax: 502.583.2004
575 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201.457.1670 • Fax: 201.457.1697
4810 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
Phone: 302.995.2850 • Fax: 302.995.0834
560 Riverside Drive
Suite 106, Building A
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410.546.1200 • Fax: 410.546.2542
700 New Road
Linwood, NJ 08221-1237
Phone: 609.926.2699 • Fax: 609.926.2688
200 E. Del Mar, Suite 118
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626.796.1083 • Fax: 626.796.0601
109 W. Torrance Blvd., #100
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: 310.376.3550 • Fax: 310.372.2094
3276 McNutt Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: 925.933.0107 • Fax: 925.933.0249
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: 805.379.4777 • Fax: 805.371.6231
1990 S. Bundy Drive, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.314.2555 • Fax: 310.979.7586
3 Crossroads Drive
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Phone: 908.658.5400 • Fax: 908.658.5404
3400 Bath Pike
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 610.861.7555 • Fax: 610.861.9177
The Diney Goldsmith Center
613 Hope Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone: 732.578.9200 ● Fax: 732.578.9201
The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland
4100 Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7733 • Fax: 215.879.6575
nEw yORK
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212.647.9700 • Fax: 212.647.1154
1707 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615.329.1124 • Fax: 615.329.1167
255 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585.423.9700 • Fax: 585.423.9072
2230 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865.546.4661 • Fax: 865.522.0938
80 Maple Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914.644.8844 • Fax: 914.644.8284
One Works of Grace Plaza
2710 Oak Lawn
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214.219.8877 • Fax: 214.219.5544
1140 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: 716.332.5900 • Fax: 716.362.0842
4918 Cooper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513.791.4060 • Fax: 513.791.8239
10330 Sawmill Parkway Suite 600
Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614.791.9510 • Fax: 614.791.9610
4801 Hempstead Station Drive, Suite B
Dayton, OH 45429
Phone: 937.223.4117 • Fax: 937.223.4118
200 Kirk Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: 215.441.3290 • Fax: 215.441.3295
2816 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4722
Phone: 412.338.1919 • Fax: 412.338.1920
1400 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206.709.1400 • Fax: 206.709.9719
7907 UW Health Court
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608.828.8880
4050 North Oakland Avenue
Shorewood, WI 53211
Phone: 414.962.8201 • Fax: 414.962.9470
inTERnaTiOnaL aFFiLiaTES
110 Lombard Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 1M3
Phone: 416.214.9898 • Fax: 416.214.0346
10 Quarry Ridge Road
Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 7G1
Phone: 705.726.5199 • 705.726.7101 Fax
(Beit Mati)
7 Revivim Street
Givatayim 53103 Israel
Phone: 972.3.731.5097 • Fax: 972.3.571.9578
The Wellness Community Japan
The Japan Wellness Community
Akasaka Village 701
6-4-20, Akasaka, Minato.Ku
Tokyo, JAPAN 1070052
Phone: 81.3.5545.1805 • Fax: 81.3.5545.1806
614 13th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: 805.238.4411
1825 Marion St
Denver, CO 80218
P. O. Box 2182
Branford CT 06405-2182
Phone: 203.488.7549
P.O. Box 5134
Evansville, IN 47716
Phone: 812.402.8667
P.O. Box 413907
5115 Excelsior Blvd., #448
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 612.227.2147
1406 Hammersmith Dr
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252.364.1190
[email protected]
5708 Hero Drive
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512.358.9876
774C Baker Crescent
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7M 6P6
Phone: 613.507.3333
[email protected]
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From January 2000 - February 2012
$250,000 - $400,000
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Carnival Corporation
Pamela & Richard Zakheim
$100,000 - $249,999
Chanin & Adam Carlin
Mary & Howard Frank
Health Foundation of South Florida
Rudy J. Kranys
Peacock Foundation, Inc.
$50,000 - $99,999
Advanced Medical Specialties
Carmen & John Arasi
Baptist Health South Florida, Inc.
Sharon L. Kranys
Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc.
Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC
Osiason Educational Foundation, Inc.
Debra & Jeff Schottenstein
Carrie & Erik Sherman
Tere & Adam Spiegel
Fleta & Robert Stamen
Lynne & Paul Steinfurth
The Wasie Foundation
$25,000 - $49,999
Countrywide Home Loans
Dade Community Foundation
Mollie & Robert Dady
Suzanne & James Dockerty
Karel & George Foti
Alan Goldfarb
Joni & Donald Green
Meg & Richard Green
Elizabeth & Mark Heise
The Hurlburt Foundation, Inc.
Nargis & Nasir Kassamali
The Ethel & W. George Kennedy
Family Foundation
Mellon United National Bank
Northern Trust
Maragarita Pons, CPA, MBA
Debi & Ken Strochak
The Bachelor Foundation, Inc.
Judith & Joseph Weisenfeld
$10,000 - $24,999
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Mary Babcock-Pahules
Lang Baumgarten
Bill Ussery Motors, Inc.
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
Blank Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Boston Scientific Foundation, Inc.
Barbara Calev
Cancer Support Community
Stephanie & Francis Carter
Laura Coulter-Jones Foundation
De Lange Family Foundation
DP Property Holding, LLC
James & Barbara Eroncig
Federated Department Stores, Inc.
Flagship Resort Development Corp.
The Fluxman Family Foundation
Jefferson Lee Ford III Memorial
Maria B. Freed
Gibraltar Bank
Rita Glassman & Sheryl Rosenfield
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mr. & Mrs. Allen R. Greenwald
Joni & Donald Green
Ollie Ladd Hill
Tamara Moravia Israel & William McCarthy
Tati & Ezra Katz
Michael Latterner
Drs. Madeleen & Ildefonso Mas
Linda & Olin McKenzie
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Miller Family Foundation
Bonnie Ladd Muller
Jane & Al Nahmad
Carlos & Robin Palomares
Papa John's Pizzeria LLC
Lawrence & Patricia Paretta
Perry Ellis International
Bobette & Steele Reeder
Gudelia & Ramon Rodriguez-Torres
Edward Charles Rogers
Cessy & Richard Rubinson, M.D.
Ruth Anderson Foundation
SAP Charitable Fund
Suzanne Sarsfield
Joan & J. David Scheiner
South Miami GOG /
Dr. Ricardo Estape & Eric Estape
Dr. Firth & Edie Spiegel
Debi & Ken Strochak
Patricia & John B. Thompson
Cheryl & Reuben Trane
Weintraub Family Foundation
Carole Wright
$5, 000 - $9,999
1040 Biscayne Associates, Inc.
Nilda & Amado Acosta
Meena & Kashyap Bakhai
Blank Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Jackie & Burt Bloom
Philippe Boutboul
Braman Family Foundation
Donna & David Buchwald
Josephine Burke
Michael Capponi
Macarena Carretero, M.D.
Century Homebuilders LLC
Certified Home Loans of Florida, Inc.
Bea & Peter Citron
Coldwell Banker, LTD
Dacra Design Associates, LTD
Lorna Davis
Barbara & James Eroncig
Esslinger Wooten Maxwell
Eric N. Falkenberg
Denny & Paul Feinsilver
Florman Family Foundation, Inc.
Flos U.S.A. Incorporated
Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli
Ivy Fraidin & Steve Greenberg
Susan & Bruce Frank
Gables Engineering, Inc.
Russell W. & Ronalee E. Galbut Fund
Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, PA
Great Florida Bank
Grossman & Roth, PA
Elizabeth Welch, M.D.
& Lloyd Hershman, M.D.
Hubbard & Reed Hughes, LLP
Hunton & Williams
K & L Gates, LLP
Drs. Nilza & Tamas Kallos
Kaufman Rossin & Co.
John W. Keller, III
Kimerly & Bradley Keywell
Marian Krutulis
Lady Suzanna & Charlton Tweed
Charitable Foundation
Isabel & Marvin Leibowitz
Tamara Israel & William McCarthy
Jan & Daniel Lewis
Libra Foundation
Marilyn & Stephen Liedman
Living Divani
Luminaire, Inc.
Mark McGovern
Millennium Partners
Morse, LLC
Murai Wald Biondo & Moreno, P.A.
Malcolm & Edith Neuwahl
O Property Collection
Steven Olszewski, M.D. & Robin Amster
Kelly & Dan Osman
Dr. Grace Wang & Dr. Steven Pabalan
Carmen & Arnaldo Perez
Val Perez
Podhurst Orseck P.A.
Jason Port
Marilyn & Neil Ramo
Maria & Don Reilly
Retail Ventures Service, Inc
Oscar Roger ~ Groves Properties, Ltd.
Aida & Joseph Roisman
Bonnie & John Seipp
Rodger Shay
Sanford Shkolnik
The Shepard Broad Foundation, Inc.
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
Lindsay Spalding & Julie Steven
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler,
Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Michael Steffens & Marjorie Goldman
The Dave & Mary Alper JCC
Elizabeth & Geevy Thomas
Takeko Toyama, MD
Rosemary Trane
Tropical Auto Tag Agency, Inc
Turnberry Associates
Union Planters Bank Corp
University of Miami – Coral Gables
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer
Center / Miller School of Medicine
Barbara & Frederick Wallace
Wartsila North America, Inc.
Waste Services, Inc
West Flagler Associates Ltd.
Williamson Automotive
Dennis Wiseman
Carole Wright
$1,000 - $4,999
1100 Brickell Venture Partners, LLC
1700 Meridian Associates, LLC
Elizabeth & Maurice Adams
Adorno & Yoss, PC
Akerman Senterfitt
Charlie Alvarez
Emilio & Martha Alvarez
Manuel Alvarez
Andrew S. Lebowitz Charitable Foundation
Madeleine & Micky Arison
A.E. Elroy & Jean Arnason
ASA Chrome, Inc
Austin & Stanovich Risk Managers, LLC
Auto Tag Management Group, Inc.
B & B Italia USA, Inc
Robert Baer
Baker Foundation
Thomas Bales, Jr.
Brett Ballinger
Bank of America
Barco Holdings, LLC
Barry Wish Family Foundation
Juan Pablo Bayona
Lisa Behnke
Berman & Berman P.A.
Yanira Bermudez
Jayusia & Alan Bernstein
Francyn & Bob Berrin
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Bistrong
Marie & Michael Black
Bonnie Blaire
Boffi Spa
John Bohatch
Ronald Book
Florencio & Morayma Boucourt
William T. Brady, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Brea
Brickell Motors
Cristina & Bobby Brochin
Paula & Robert Brockway
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Brown
Don Browne
Jeffrey Bryan
Ingersoll & Rooney Buchanan
Jim Bulger
Jennifer & Matthew Buttrick
Ralph Button
Enrique Cabanilla
Cabi Developers LLC
Dr. Sherwood Cantor
Donald Carlin
Tercilla Carmencita
Libia Casas-Justice
Albert Castellon
Causeway Square
Centene Management Company LLC
Libby & Joseph Cerniglia
Cervera Real Estate
Gary Chaffin
Luis G. Chiappy
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Therese & Joe Ciampa
Citi Smith Barney
Clarence Wolf Jr. and
Alma B. Wolf Foundation
Coadvantage Resources, Inc
Coconut Grove Bank
Joseph T. Comras
Michael Comras
Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Cora
Coral Gables Community Foundation, Inc.
Core Design Group
Kathryn Pinkus & Victor Corzo
Crushco LLC
Hugo Cuevas-Mohr
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Curtin
Wanda Custer
CyberKnife Center
Shelley B. Daniel
Danna-Gracey, Inc.
Luis de Armas & Ellen Downey
Suzanne De Maria
Edward de Valle
Manuel & Marlene De Zarraga
Deering Properties, LLC
Robert Derhagopian, M.D.
Scott Deutsch
Caron & Robert Dockerty
Margaret Dockerty
Betty Dubick
Susan & James Dubin
Roger Dunwell, Melissa & Ariel
Rhoda & Ira Ehrenkrantz
Elemis Spa - Steiner Corporation
Estoril, Inc.
EUSA Pharma
Everglades Steel Corporation
Colleen & Richard Fain
Javier Falla
Candace & Michael Falsetto
Joseph Farcus
Andrew Feldman
Lori & Milton Ferrell
Gregg Fierman
Steven Fiske
J. Patrick Fitzgerald
Floors & Walls Inc.
Florida Power & Light
Hector Fortun
Fortune International Equity
Foundation for Human Enrichment
Nelson Fox
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, PC
Susan & Bruce Frank
Lewis A. Fraser
Stanford Freedam
Philip & Ellen Freidin
Ana Hughes-Freund & Enrique Freund
Robert M. Friedman
Fru Management, Inc.
Boris & Raquel Gabay
Gables Park Tower Limited
Dr. Joan Gaines
Russell Galbut
Arthur J. Gallagher
Shari Lynn Gantman
Pamela Garrison
Gator Development Corporation
Donna F. Genet
Genomic Health, Inc.
Charles George
Judith & Phillip George
Alison & Samuel Gersten
Joan Getz
Cindy & Victor Giron
Todd Glaser
Harvey & Muriel Goldberg
Bernard Goldsmith
Goldstein Schechter Price
Lucas Horwitz & Co.
Nancy & Howard Gordon
Louan & Robert Gordon
Matt Gracey
Donald Green
Seth Greenberg
Cynthia L. Greene, P.A.
Evelyn & Bruce Greer
Kenneth Grossman
Grovenor House, LLC
Groves Properties, LTD
Guttenmacher, Bohatch &
Barinaga-Burch, P.A.
GYN Oncology of Miami /
Dr. Nicholas Lambrou & Dr. Troy Gatcliffe
Eric D. Hadar
Sandra & Duco Hamasaki
Susie & Bob Hannan
Hard Rock Cafe - Orlando
James D. Harper, Jr.
Deborah F. Harris
Kathy & Jim Harris
Harrison & Shriftman LLC
Jim Haulein
Betty Hawk
Robert C. Hector, Jr.
Julia Heller
Melchior B. Heller
Carmen Lina Herrera
Jean H. Hicks
Highwinds Realthy Advisors Inc.
Janet Hiles
Jodi Hoffman, LLP
Hogan & Hartson
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation
Tibor Hollo
Home Show Management Corp.
Sara Horton
Hotels AB
William Houchins
Robert H. Hubsch
Donna Huck
Integrated Security Systems
Lilian & Pete Izaguirre
Lindsay Jackman
Wendy Levy Jackson
Jarbas, Inc.
JFL Ventures, Inc.
John P & Anne W. McNulty Foundation
Marlene & Robert Josefsberg
K Mack, LLC
K.A.S. & Associates
Arlene & Al Kahn
Kim & William Kaskal
Zubin Kassamali
Andi & Bruce Katz
Don & Bernice Katz
Michael J. Katz & Barbara Dutmers, M.D.
Kathleen Kennedy
Thomas R. Ketteler
Stephanie & Fred Keywell
Terri Kibler
Deborah Koch
Kristin Koenig
Claudia & Dennis Koltun
Katherine & Alan Krinzman
Latham & Watkins LLP
Ruth Latterner
Lauren's Light, Inc.
Lauris Boulanger, Inc.
Gladys Lavina-Ortega
Leader Trade Solutions Corp.
Charlotte B. Leatherman
Luz & Donald Le Baron
Scott Leeds
Helene Levin
Jennifer & Eric Levin
Donna & Jonathan Levinson
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Levitats
Meron Levitats
Mario Lichtenstein
Alan & Diane Lieberman
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Liebling
Marvin Liebowitz
Diane & Pedro Lopez
Liz Whitney Tippett Foundation
Lott & Friedland, PA
Dawn Lovell
Ludlam Dixie Animal Clinic
Lilliam & Gus Machado
Denise Zimmer Madan
Curtis J. Maese
Jayne Malfitano
Sandra & Arnold Mannis
Mr. & Mrs. George Manouilidis
Christine Mara
Jane & Stewart Marcus
Gwen Margolis
Martin & Constance Collins Margulies
Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty
David Marquette
Candy Martin & Jay Kaba
HeArT & StAr AwArD DinnEr
Elizabeth Martino
Mass Mutual Financial Group
Jane & Paul Mass
Flora Mayora
P. Isabel & M. Sean McBrayer
Karen & Robert H. McCammon
Ann & John McNulty
Virginia Mead
Meland Russin Hellinger & Budwick, P.A.
Alexander Menendez
Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables
Anamary Quiros Mesa, M.D. & Art Mesa
Sharon Messer
Miami Christian School
Miami Heat Family Outreach
Charitable Fund
Miami Waste Paper Company
Miami-Dade County
Miccosukee Indian Gaming
Marian & Marc Milgram
Susan Miller
Nancy & Richard Milsten
Paulette Mintz
Alan Mishael
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Moebus
Albert molina
Lou Moore
Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.
MorganStanley SmithBarney
Morris Family Foundation
Joan Morrison
Susan & David Morton
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Morton-Leventhal
Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc.
John Moxon
Isabel Mulholland
Nature's Produce
Jennifer & Joseph Natoli
Nature's Produce
Gabriel Navarro
David C. Neale
Network for Medical Communication
& Research
Network Media Group, Inc
Stanley Newmark
North Dade Medical Foundation
North Shore Medical Center
Alfred J. Novak
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mike Nunez
Cathee O'Connor
Olympus Holdings, Inc.
Omega Risk Management LLC
Omni Colonnade Hotel
One Ocean Plaza 2001, LTD
Sharon O'Rourke
OSI Pharmaceuticals
Suat Palpas
Pamsco, Inc.
Pan American Marble & Stone Co.
Pandiscio Inc.
Anne & Charles Papy
Don Paul & Vanessa Cisneros
Pavarini Construction Co.
Jeffrey Peck
Darlene Boytell Perez & Jorge Perez
Shirley Perlman
Carmen Lopez Peters
Joseph L. Petrole
Pharmed Group
Philips International Holding Corp.
Philips Lake Worth, L.P.
Everette & Diane Phillips
Philip Pilevsky
Pine Island Tomato Farms Inc.
Plantation Fashion Mall
Steve Plotkin
Richard Pollack
Pollo Tropical
Polo Plastic Surgery PA
Jeanette & Donald Poole
Lisi Port
Steven Posner
Jim Post
James Postlewait
Iris & Jerome Price
Ellen & Maidad Rabina
Sarah Rader
Glenn Ravelo
Regions Morgan Keegan Private Banking
Edward D. Reilly
Shalom Reiser
Sylvia Reiser
Eva & Guillermo Retchkiman
Carlos A Rivas
Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel,
Raben & Waxman, P.A.
Craig Robins
Maria Amela Rodrigues
Neil Rollnick
Gail & Michael Rosenberg
Estelle & George Rosenfield
Susan & Robert Rosenthal
Sue & John Rossler
Roth, Rousso & Darrach, P.A.
Alex Roush
Olivia & Ron Rothstein
Anne Marie & Tom Rozek
Stuart Rubin
Nancy & Nels Rundgren
Lois Russell
Ryder Charitable Foundation
Lu Anne Sadler
Kevin Sarsfield
Liliam Sarsfield
Saul Schottenstein Foundation
Arthur Scheinholz
Kelly Schild
Kathie & Jim Schlesinger
Schlessinger Companies, LLC
Marita & John Scholtz
James Scholz
Judy Schottenstein
Steven Schuble
Sue Kronick & Edward Manno Shumsky
Cindy & Steven Schwartz
Martin A. Schwartz
Robert & Holly Schwartztol
Schwebke-Shiskin & Associates, Inc.
Carlos Segrera
Danielle Selem
David Seltzer
Carolina Sendon
Inge Sengelmann
Lilian & David Serviansky
Antonio Sierra
Jacqueline Silverman
Stuart Singer
Barry Sloan
Lawrence J. Smith
Stephen & Carole Smith
Sol Sotherby's International Realty
South Beach Resort Management, LLC
Southern Hill Real Estate, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits
Charitable Foundation
Phillip Sroka
Jean & Eugene Stark
Ellen & Mark Starkman
Starwood Urban, LLC
Diana & Eugene Stearns
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff
& Sitterson, P.A.
Sen. Paul B. Steinberg
Riva & Jay Steinman
Lloraine Punancy Stewart
Pat Strawgate
Jason Strochak & Vicki Greenbaum
Cleide Suguihara
SunLife Financial - Robert Georgiou
Janice Sussman
Gene Swindle
Susanna Taddei
Rhoni & Ned Tannebaum
Stanley Tate
Laurie Stein & Michael Tein
Robin Tassler & Roger Terrone
The Arden Group, Inc.
The Bank of New York Mellon
The Bank Atlantic Foundation Inc.
The BG Group, LLC
The Brazilian Court
The Charles & Marabeth
Causey Foundation
The Chrysalis Consulting Group
The Collection
The Comras Company of Florida, Inc.
The Eaton Law Firm, LLC
The Greenwich Group
International, LLC
The Heat Group Foundation
The Interiors Group (Michelle Reich)
The Mailman Foundation, Inc.
The Miami Heat
The Sobel Family Foundation
Fern & Danny Toccin
Steve Torcise
Janet Tralins
Warren & Randi Trazenfeld
Deborah & Michael Troner, M.D.
Vivian & Abe Tuchman
Urban Investments Advisors, LLC
Stefany Vad
Variety Travel
James Varnadoe
Kelley & Paul Verrochi
Sonnia & Miguel Viyella
Katherine & Kenneth Voss
Wachovia Bank
Wade Electric, Inc.
Waltman & Cohen
Waste Management
Rick Weider
Karl Weigant
Dr. & Mrs. Malvin Weinberger
Judy & Sherwood Weiser
Merle Weiss
Robert Wennett
Noah Weitz
Florence & Robert Werner
White & Case
Whole Foods Market
Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Terry & Kris Williams
Norma & Alan Wilson
Denise Wohl
Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County
Karleton B. Wulf Revocable Trust
Janice & Ivan Zuckerman
Janet & E. Richard Yulman
Susan & Richard Zinn
Renee & Allan Zwerner
Our Admiration and
Gratitude for
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick’s
Continuous Efforts and
Outstanding Leadership
in our Mission to
CurE CAnCEr.
Denny & Paul Feinsilver
and Family
to our friend
on your great work
and this well-deserved
Jeff & Cathy Bartel
Dadeland Plaza Shopping Center
9529 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Phone: 305-663-8699
Having your money in the right place is
one thing. Having your heart in the right
place is another.
At Northern Trust, we’ve spent over 120 years meeting the
financial needs of our clients while never forgetting how
much our community needs us too. That’s why we’re proud
to support the 2012 Heart & Star Award Dinner.
For more information, visit or contact.
Candace Daniele Falsetto, Vice President
700 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
Wealth & Investment Management | Trust & Estate Services | Private Banking
Congratulations to
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick.
As a survivor, activist and leader
you inspire us all every day.
We join so many who are grateful for your good health
and fierce determination to find a cure.
Sending love and continued support to
Pam Zakheim
who will always be in our hearts
and is truly a star in the fight to
celebrate “life beyond cancer”.
Joan & David Scheiner
The Heart
of Cancer Support
The world’s most powerful, most unstoppable
force is the human spirit. It is where darkness ends
and healing begins.
Baptist Health is proud to support tonight’s
10th Annual Heart & Star Dinner. We join the Cancer
Support Community Greater Miami in honoring
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
recipient of the
Champion of the Human Spirit Award.
Your continued advocacy and your dedication
to cancer research and awareness are an inspiration
to us all.
Committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence
A Star in
the World of Business
The most influential, admirable organizations
are those that exist to serve their communities. At
Baptist Health, we believe that nothing strengthens
a company more than a moral, ethical foundation.
That is why we are pleased to support tonight’s
10th Annual Heart & Star Dinner, and proudly honor
SAP International
recipient of the
Champion of the Community Spirit Award.
SAP International is a major organization that
has never forgotten its humble beginnings. Your
positive vision continues to make our community —
and the world — a better place.
Committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence
John was diagnosed with cancer
3,426 hugs ago.
Cancer is our SPECIALTY. Healing is our PASSION.
Cancer survivors know every day and every moment is
precious. At Advanced Medical Specialties, we understand
the physical and emotional challenges of this disease and
we offer the latest oncology treatments, clinical research
and personal support to help patients get back to their
lives. Our physicians are dedicated to providing advanced
cancer care with a personalized touch, right here in
Miami-Dade county.
The Physicians of Advanced Medical Specialties proudly support the
10th Anniversary Heart & Star Award Dinner
honoring Jennifer Stearns Buttrick and SAP International
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
Champion of the Human Spirit
SAP International
Champion of the Community Spirit
and to
Cancer Support community greater miami
on your 10th Anniversary
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick,
a dear friend
who inspires us everyday.
Sue Kronick
Edward Manno Shumsky
Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
is proud to support
Cancer Support Community 2012 Heart & Star Award Dinner
The 10th Anniversary
Congratulations to honorees
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick & SAP International
Carole Wright
Senior Vice President
Private Banker
[email protected]
Lourdes Rodriguez
Vice President
Private Wealth Advisor
[email protected]
Private Banking
Investment Services
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Fiduciary Services
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Congrats, Jennifer, on a well-deserved honor.
Fondly, Joan McCaughan
Jennifer, it is not surprising you are being honored, your incredible work for
cancer research is outstanding and just demonstrates the amazing woman that you are.
I am honored to know you and call you friend. Congratulations.
Betty Lopez-Castro
Congratulations Jennifer – We are so proud of what you do.
Melissa & Taylor White
Congratulations and best wishes to Jennifer Stearns Buttrick on being named
Champion of the Human Spirit.
Steven and Margaret Chaneles
To our brave, beautiful Jodi Mazer, we love you!
Sheri & David Stone
Jenn & Kevin Lett
For always knowing everything that my Mom doesn't, I love you.
~ Pam and Richard Zakheim ~
Thank you for all you do for
our community and congratulations on
the 10th Anniversary
of the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Drs. Ildefonso & Madeleen Mas
Dr. Firth and Edie Spiegel proudly honor the service
of the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami, its Honorees,
its staff, and our son, Adam Spiegel, immediate Past President,
on this auspicious occasion.
After years of work in the field,
we are delighted to endorse their message of hope and healing
that is the commitment of this incredible organization.
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick & SAP International
And thank you Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
for 10 years of service in our community.
& RosenbeRg
Attorneys at Law
1500 San Remo Ave., #125, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel:(305) 665-3311 • Fax:(305) 665-1244
Our sincere congratulations
to the evening’s honorees
and to
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami.
Your work is inspirational.
5822 Sunset Drive • South Miami, FL 33143-5220 • 305.661.7767
Greenberg Traurig proudly supports the
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
and its mission to provide psycho-social support and educational services to
Miami-Dade cancer patients, their families and their loved ones.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees:
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
SAP International
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In Honor of
Pam Zakheim
for your amazing and unparalleled contribution
to the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami.
Your dedication has been an inspiration to me.
Carole Wright
In Honor Of
Jennifer Buttrick
and all the lives
you touch
in our community.
In Honor of
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
With love,
Yolanda & Jeff Berkowitz
Philip, Julie, Maya
& Shuli Rosenfeld
“Actions and words are the windows through which the heart is seen”
- American Proverb
We are honored to support the
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami and its loving staff
Our most heartfelt congratulations to
Jennifer Buttrick for her dedication and service
and to fellow honoree SAP International.
Your commitment is truly appreciated.
Enrique Freund and Ana Hughes-Freund
We extend our sincerest admiration and respect
to Pam Zakheim. Your determination, relentless
hard work and passion have built the
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
and sustained it for ten years. Congratulations!
Mary and Howard Frank
Ships’ Registry: Bermuda. ©CUNARD 2012.
QUEEN mary 2, Trans-Atlantic Crossing –
After a standing ovation for the Cunard Royal Singers and Dancers,
it was off to the Queen’s Room for a night of ballroom dancing.
Enjoy your own grand celebration – visit to request a complimentary brochure or
DVD, and explore Cunard’s QUEEN mary 2,® queen Victoria® and queen elizabeth.®
For information, contact your Travel Agent or call Cunard at (800) 728-6273. FEEL FAMOUS. SAIL CUNARD.
Congratulations to
Pam Zakheim,
recipient of the first
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Founder’s Award.
Your vision, tenacity, and leadership
have inspired us all.
Debra & Jeff Schottenstein

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