Thursday, March 15, 2007

Want to Make Miami a Better Place? Start Here


Leadership Miami program participants will host a "Storybook Breakfast" event for pediatric cancer patients on Thursday, March 29, 9-11:30 a.m. The event will be held at Holtz Children's Hospital's Hematology/Oncology Clinic (ACC West 5A), 1611 NW 12 Avenue, and will celebrate the launch of a book program for patients and families.

"Storybook Breakfast" activities include a storybook themed breakfast, magic tricks, story telling and more. The event is open to patients and families of the pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Holtz Children's Hospital.

"The children's book program will brighten the lives of children who are battling cancer and other blood disorders by providing them with a variety of books to choose from," said Kefryn Block, project coordinator for Leadership Miami's Mission Possible, the team who spearheaded the initiative. "We hope that reading will allow them to escape the confines of their treatment rooms and to use their imagination."

Members of the Mission Possible team have raised more than $4,000 to date to purchase a selection of children's books. However, additional funding is needed to support the program's longevity. For information about donating to the project, call Kefryn Block at (786) 223-2733.

Leadership Miami is an annual program sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the South Florida Progress Foundation and leading Miami-based firms committed to the development of the next generation of business and civic leaders. The program is targeted to men and women interested in making Miami a better place to live and work. For more information about the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's leadership development programs, call Ivette Canales at 305-577-5458.

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