As the VP/Developer & Chair of The League Against Cancer annual Telethon, Manny Alfonso is not only a dedicated volunteer, he has seen first-hand the impact of cancer on individuals and families. “I became involved in the organization to give back — something my grandmother taught me from an early age,” he says. His grandmother died from cancer and he himself is a cancer survivor. Today, the biggest generator of funds for the organization is the annual Telethon, scheduled for September 2023. It is a gargantuan effort that involves more than 2,000 volunteers. All funds gathered during the Telethon go toward the mission of offering treatments to cancer patients in financial need. Presently, the League has provided top-quality medical services to more than 65,000 low-income and uninsured Florida residents from 51 countries and counting. “The organization’s mission is to keep helping the South Florida community, just as it has been for the past 40 years,” says Alfonso. “We hope to aid the community in receiving life-saving treatment and care through our cancer services and preventative treatments.”; LigaContraElCancer.org.
Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.
Step into a world where interior and exterior spaces meld to create a harmonious symphony of design, architecture and functional aesthetics that redefines spaces and leaves a lasting impact. Introducing a curated collection of DESIGN MINDS — industry leaders from some of South Florida’s top design firms who showcase their sources of inspiration and secrets to success.