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Opportunities for Giving this Winter

Support the top medical institutions and health initiatives through the first quarter of 2014’s best vents. 

Johns Hopkins Medicine

What:  For the first time, Johns Hopkins will hold its popular Dean’s Symposium both in Palm Beach and on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Money raised during the events will benefit medical education scholarships, scientific research, and patient care.

When: Jan. 21, 2014, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Gulf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, Fla., 239.593.2000, jhweb.dev.jhu.edu. Individual tickets cost $50.

When: Jan. 22, 2014, 4 pm to 7 pm

Where: The Breakers Palm Beach, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, Fla., 561.655.6611, jhweb.dev.jhu.edu. Individual tickets cost $100.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

What: The Hot Pink Luncheon and Symposium in Palm Beach  gathers internationally renowned Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) researchers to present on their most recent discoveries in the fight against breast cancer. The proceeds benefit BCRF’s ongoing research to find a cure for breast cancer. Individual tickets start at $550.

When: Jan. 30, 2014, 11:45 am to 2 pm

Where: The Breakers Palm Beach, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, Fla., 561.655.6611, bcrfcure.org

Massachusetts General Hospital

What: “From Science to Medicine to You” is presented by Peter L. Slavin, MD, President of Mass General Hospital (MGH), and the MGH Development Office. Attendees will enjoy a reception and luncheon with remarks by top MGH physicians. This program is free.

When: Feb. 4, 2014, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Where: Four Seasons Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Fla., 561.582.2800, giving.massgeneral.org/palm-beach

Cleveland Clinic

What: The “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” black-tie Florida Ball regularly raises in excess of $1 million to support Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston and West Palm Beach locations). The funds are used to support the expansion of facilities and services. Special honoree is Kathryn Veceillio. Individual tickets start at $1,250; tables start at $15,000.

When: Feb. 22, 2014, 7 pm

Where: The Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Fla., 561.804.0260, clevelandclinic.org

Dana-Farber Cancer Center

What: The Discovery Ball benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The black-tie celebration raises funds for pediatric and adult cancer care and research. Guests will enjoy dinner and music by the Sultans of Swing. The 2013 event raised $1.7 million. For tickets please call 561.833.2080. Individual tickets start at $1,000.

When: Feb. 22, 2014, 7 pm to 11 pm

Where: The Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Fla., 561.832.2600, dana-farber.org

Children’s Burn Foundation 

What: The Giving New Hope Benefit raises money to provide burn patients under age 18 with reconstructive treatment and support services, camps for child burn survivors and their families, and educational programs in the Los Angeles area on preventing burns. This year’s honoree is actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise. Tickets start at $275.

When: March 4, 2014, 6 pm

Where: The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif., 818.907.2822, childburn.org

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

What: This year’s Bunny Hop brings families together to raise money to launch the first clinical trial of a treatment for pediatric sarcoma. Guests can participate in face painting, photo booths, and live animal presentations, and enjoy entertainment from The Big Apple Circus. Tickets are $200 for adults, and $80 for children.

When: March 4, 2014, 5 pm to 7 pm

Where: 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 212.639.7972, thesocietyofmskcc.org

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