AXA Advisors `Miracles on Ice` at Aventura Mall To Help Build A Pediatric Brain Tumor Center in South Florida
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AXA Advisors 'Miracles on Ice' at Aventura Mall To Help Build A Pediatric Brain Tumor Center in South Florida
First Comprehensive Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at Miami Children's Hospital
AVENTURA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2001--
Over the past two decades the occurrence of childhood brain tumors
has increased by thirty percent, making the condition the leading
cause of childhood cancer related deaths in the United States.
Currently, children in Florida who suffer from brain tumors must
travel outside the state to receive the best treatment. This summer,
Aventura Mall with the help of AXA Advisors, WPLG - Channel 10, the
Florida Panthers, Miami Ice and many other sponsors throughout South
Florida will present "Miracles on Ice", one of the largest indoor ice
rinks in South Florida. All proceeds of this event will go to the
Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, Children's Brain Trust, a
volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding to
help fight brain cancer. The goal of "Miracles on Ice" is to help
raise funds to build the first comprehensive brain tumor center at the
Miami Children's Hospital.
"Miracles on Ice", will help fund a state-of-the-art pediatric
brain tumor center that will provide childhood cancer patients with an
Intraoperative MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) unit, and other
research, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods needed to provide the
highest quality of surgical treatment. "The Intraoperative MRI will
better equip neurosurgeons to completely remove brain tumors without
causing damage to surrounding tissues," commented Dr. Glenn Morrison,
pediatric neurosurgeon at the Miami Children's Hospital. "This new
technology is the best diagnostic tool for tumors located so close to
the brain stem that locating where the tumor ends and brain begins is
often a difficult task."
The Miami Children's Hospital, Children's Brain Trust was founded
by Paul and Carrie Hale, who have experienced first hand the
devastating effects of brain cancer. "Shortly after the death of our
son Bret, we created this volunteer organization with the goal of
increasing awareness of brain cancer and raising the necessary funds
to help fight this terrible disease," commented Paul Hale, co-founder
of the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation's Children's Brain Trust.
"The children of South Florida who suffer from brain tumors should not
have to travel hundreds of miles to seek treatment."
"We're thrilled to support this great cause at a high level with
our Region's leading branch in South Florida," stated Carlos M.
Musibay, President, AXA Advisors Florida/Caribbean Region. "The
Children's Brain Trust and Miami Children's Hospital have made great
strides in their dedication to creating a comprehensive pediatric
brain tumor center at the Miami Children's Hospital, and we are proud
to assist in this endeavor."
Joining Aventura Mall and AXA Advisors as sponsors for this
premier event are WPLG - Channel 10, Coast 97.3 FM, Miami Ice Arena,
The Florida Panthers, Miccosukee Indian Gaming, The Broadway Series,
Turnberry Associates, Build-A-Bear Workshop(TM), Thrifty Car Rental,
Miami Seaquarium, the Florida Marlins Community Foundation, the
Aventura Marketing Council, Porta Vita and Turnberry Realty.
Additional sponsors are welcome, for more information about
sponsorship, please contact Tracy Kaplan at 305-933-5572. For more
information about "Miracles on Ice" visit the Aventura Mall Website at
http://www.shopaventuramall.com or call 305-933-1110.
About Miami Children's Hospital
Miami Children's Hospital, founded in 1950, is the only licensed
specialty hospital for children in South Florida. The 268-bed medical
complex offers comprehensive medical care and services for children
from birth to age 21.
About Aventura Mall
With more than twenty million visitors per year and ranked #1
shopping center to international visitors in Miami Today, Aventura
Mall features six anchor department stores: Bloomingdale's, Macy's,
Lord & Taylor, JC Penney's, Sears, Burdines and 250 specialty stores.
As a super-regional mall in South Florida, Aventura Mall delivers the
most in exciting shopping, dining and entertainment options. The mall
is located on 196th Street and Biscayne Blvd. The hours are Monday -
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM and Sunday, 12 Noon to 8:00 PM.
Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Miami
Michelle Palomino/Christi Soltz, 305/381-6500
Tracy Kaplan, 305/935-4222
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