Robin Campbell is all about her family, so when her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease — a type of inflammatory bowl disease that usually affects the intestines — 12 years ago, she didn’t hesitate to take action. It was then that she got involved with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “At that time, I knew nothing about the disease and the diagnosis was a complete shock to my family and terrifying to me as a mother,” she says. “The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation served as a resource for information and gave us the assurance that we could fight this disease.” Since joining, Campbell has served on the Board of Trustees and the Take Steps family-friendly community walk for the Foundation’s Florida Chapter. Throughout her involvement, the inspiration for her work has always been her son. “He doesn’t let it define him,” she says; Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Of America; 21301 Powerline Rd., Ste. 301, Boca Raton; 561.218.2929; CCFA.org.
Billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez unveiled his highly anticipated experimental arts center, El Espacio 23, with an intimate preview event for local community leaders and South Florida cultural luminaries
Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.