Curing the 2020
Bitterness and Sadness
with “Sweetness and Laughter”
Virtual Gala Mini-Series

Please join us for fast-paced multimedia engagements over the next few months to see the updates in research and treatments, genetic screening, and nursing student education. Enjoy inspiring personal stories, the “See the Light” Award honorees, and light-hearted entertainment!

First Mini Event:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00-7:30 p.m. ET

Thank you for your support and for joining us for the First Virtual Gala Mini-Event on January 27 – we were thrilled to see such a large turnout! The same number of people that have attended previous in-person Galas was matched at our first-ever Mini-Gala series event! We saw so many familiar faces and had a great time catching up and interacting with everyone.

We enjoy a laugh with Bob Saget, listened to heartfelt stories, and were able to have a deeper appreciation of some of our important partnerships and programs under Genetic Screening, Nursing Education, and Research and Treatments.

The event concluded with an interactive and engaging Q&A with our “See the Light” Award honoree Dr. Gavin Corcoran to explore the exciting clinical trial journey for children’s genetic diseases of the brain.

For those that missed the live event, you can find a replay on youtube here. Enjoy the show! We look forward to seeing you at the next 2 events in our Virtual Gala mini-series in 2021!

Second Mini Event:

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7:00-7:30 p.m. ET

The second gala event will be even more dynamic and interactive than the first one! Enjoy laughter around the classic TV show Cheers and celebrate programs with our partnerships, an array of Nursing Education Programs with the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing at Nova Southeastern University, and learn about exciting updates on breakthroughs coming from The Powell Gene Therapy Center at the University of Florida under the leadership of Dr. Barry Byrne, our MFRF “See the Light” Honoree from 2020!

The event culminates with the presentation of the “See the Light Awards – Nursing Education” honoree, Dr. Jo Ann Kleier, PhD, EdD, APRN, ACNP-BCExecutive Associate Dean at NSC CON, and an interactive discussion with Dr. Kleier and Dr. Byrne, “Spanning From Caring to Curing.”

If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets for the remaining events in the series – a Zoom link will be sent 1 day before the event with details on how to join.

Please contact us at KevinR@mfrfoundation or at 561.477.0337 if you have any questions or if there are any problems.

Third Mini Event:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00-7:30 p.m. ET

Additional info to come in the near future

Major Sponsors

Thanks to our major sponsors! (as of January 25, 2021)

Full Series Sponsor
Broken Sound Women’s Golf Association
Lisajane and Kevin Romer
Dr. Marcelle and Andrew Rosen
Karen and Eric Schiffer / Sheila, Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation

Research and Treatments Sponsor
Kathleen and Ronald Assaf
Alicia and Steve Bolze
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
Sio Gene Therapies

Genetic Screening Sponsor
Joan and Evan Deoul
“Nicci Friedland’s” Team
Linda and Harry Meran
Joan and Mike Siegel

Nursing Education Sponsor
Jody and Dr. Richard Bennett
Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing at Nova Southeastern University
Amy and Andy Grolnick
Christa & Argy Petros
Carole Romer
Kelly and Tom Sparks
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, FIU

“See the Light” Awards Sponsors
Drs. Lorrie and Dr. Lloyd Berkowitz
Aimee and Rabbi Dan Levin/Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
Stella and Cliff Marks
Susan and Barry Podolsky