COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 2018) – Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, the Chiera Family Foundation is hosting its annual benefit — aptly titled the ‘Silver Soiree’ –supporting kids and young adults battling cancer on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The Polo Club in Boca Raton. The evening will feature dinner, a special performance by America’s Got Talent finalist Yoli Mayor as well as silent and live auctions including the drawing of a diamond necklace from Gregory’s Fine Jewelry. The event’s signature golf tournament will take place the following day at The Old Course in Broken Sound.
The Chiera Family Foundation began as a tribute to the family’s patriarch who passed away from cancer, and has since evolved into one of the area’s largest fundraisers to enroll kids battling cancer to summer camp, golf instruction and college. The proceeds from the evening will directly support the foundation’s three programs: N.I.C.K.’s (Nothing is Impossible for Cancer Kids) Camp, N.I.C.K.’s Scholarships and N.I.C.K.’s Golf. Each summer, the foundation sends 150 kids to experience N.I.C.K’S Camp at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida while N.I.C.K’s Scholarships offers young adults a chance to attend the college of their choice. The foundation also offers a program to teach kids who are undergoing chemotherapy how to golf through The First Tee of Broward.
“We are here to enhance the lives of kids and young adults who have been impacted by cancer,” said Louis Chiera, foundation board member and trustee. “I know my father would be so proud to see the impact we have had on young people fighting this horrible disease. As a result of the legacy of N.I.C.K.’s scholarship program, we are now seeing doctors and social workers we sent to college and medical school helping kids with the same cancer they once had – it blows you away to see how this has come full circle. The determination and will the kids and young adults demonstrate is truly inspiring.”
Guests attending the soiree will enjoy a reception starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by an elegant dinner, auction and live music from local singing sensation and America’s Got Talent finalist Yoli Mayor. The Cuban-American star born in Miami was a finalist on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent where the judges hailed her a “solid gold star.” She plans to release an EP this year.
This year’s sponsor list includes longtime presenting sponsor KSM Electronics as well as other top foundations and companies including Summit Brokerage, The Bomar Foundation, The Rubin Family Foundation, Carousel Development Corporation, Incapital, USI Insurance, Nancy Schroeder, Peter Margolin, Winner’s Award Group, Wiedenfeld Financial Group of Raymond James, The Institute of Career Development, and Bacardi USA.
Individual tickets are priced at $250 with tables starting at $2,250. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Silver Soiree, visit www.chierafamilyfoundation.org.