Green Family Foundation To Host World Renowned Jeweler Harry Winston Charity Event To Benefit The Department Of Pediatrics At The University Of Miami
Proceeds Will Benefit the Children First Fund to Support the Development and Growth of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami
MIAMI, March 27, 2008 – On March 27th The Green Family Foundation (GFF) (www.greenff.org) will host a collaborative fundraising event with Harry Winston to benefit the Children First Fund at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. The Children First Fund is an initiative to raise vital philanthropic support, focusing on the University of Miami’s Department of Pediatrics growth and advancement in children’s healthcare. The reception, which will be held at Ambassador Steven and Mrs. Dorothea Green’s home in Miami, will include an in-home shopping and viewing of jewels from Harry Winston.
“We are excited to join forces with the prestigious Harry Winston to support the growth of the Children First Fund,” said Ambassador Green. “It is our hope that the establishment of the Children First Fund will lead to greater advances in children’s healthcare and development at the University of Miami.”
The attendance at the event will include South Florida’s philanthropic community, and Harry Winston clientele. Harry Winston will donate five percent of sales made the night of the event, in addition to sales made within one month to attending guests, to the Children First Fund.
“The continuous support and commitment from the Green Family Foundation has been critical in the growth and evolution of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami,” said Dr. Steven Lipshultz, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. “We are grateful for this fundraising opportunity with Harry Winston and the continued support of the Green Family, as the Children First Fund benefits pediatric health care in South Florida and beyond.”
The Children First Fund was established to provide support to the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics to continue to provide state-of-the art medical care, direct services, development of new programs and innovative research.
About the Green Family Foundation
The Green Family Foundation’s (www.greenff.org) mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support education, global health and community development. GFF empowers underserved communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives.
About Harry Winston Jewelers
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (NYSE: HWD; TSX: HW) is a specialist diamond enterprise with assets in the mining and retail segments of the diamond industry. The company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company’s retail division, Harry Winston Inc., is a premier jewelry and timepiece retailer with salons in key locations including New York, Bal Harbour, Paris, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Beverly Hills. For more information, please go to www.harrywinston.com or for investor information, visit investor.harrywinston.com.
About the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine provides a comprehensive approach to health care for the benefit of children and adolescents. Outstanding medical care is achieved through the outcomes of cutting-edge basic and clinical research, medical education, and community outreach. The Department’s programs serve tens of thousands of infants and children per year, from the South Florida area as well as around the world.
From cardiology to cancer, prematurity to pulmonology, diabetes to developmental disabilities, our physician-scientists have discovered ways to treat and prevent an array of pediatric health challenges. With the assistance of philanthropic support the University of Miami’s Department of Pediatrics strives to help all children - whether indigent, disabled, in need of counseling or highly specialized health care - to reach their highest potential.
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|