The 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on Oct. 20. The $6 million raised by the dinner will go to the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation that helps “the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York.” This white-tie event attracts New…
Ray Lewis’ career – one that has spanned 17 years and amassed countless accolades – has come to an end. And when all is said and done, he will be considered one of the all time greats at his position. His legacy, however, is something much more complicated that will follow him past his playing…
Student organizations came together on a carnival-themed UC Patio to raise money for Relay for Life and the fight against cancer at the University of Miami on Saturday.
Although this year marked Relay for Life’s third year on campus, this was the first time the event was held on the UC Patio, a relatively small venue for a large event. Last year, the event was held at Cobb Stadium.
One of the core sponsors of the event Blue Bell Ice Cream sponsored a new aspect of the drive this year – the Pint for Pint program. Students received a pint of ice cream for donating a pint of blood. With a goal to collect 1000 units of blood, the Greeks succeeded in collecting a total of 1,015 units of blood consisting of whole blood, platelets and plasma donations. It is reported that the last time Greek Week collected 1,000 units of blood was seven years ago.
Rho Rho Rho, the University of Miami’s marine science honors fraternity, is working with the Future Interests in Nature and the Sea (F.I.N.SEA) Foundation in conjunction with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric science to plan a “fin-tastic” Ocean Kids Day on campus.
Adrienne Arsht, philanthropist and University of Miami trustee since May, is donating a $5 million gift to be used for university-wide ethics programs, eye research, athletics, the music school and more.
While the act of kissing may have a plethora of beneficial effects, doing so can actually help save lives at pop artist and gallery owner Perry Milou’s Pucker Up Project, an interactive art exhibit in Miami’s Design District. The project, launched last month, lets gallery visitors literally “pucker up” and kiss one of several canvases painted by Milou, in exchange for a donation toward cancer research at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine.
Dance Marathon, an event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Miami Children’s Hospital, will take place next Saturday, Nov. 1, not this Saturday. The event will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hillel Center, located on Stanford Drive on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus.