Haute 100 MIA: Gloria and Emilio Estefan to Be Honored at Great Sports Legends Dinner

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This fall Gloria and husband Emilio Estefan is slated to receive The Buoniconti Fund Inspiration Award at the 30th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner hosted by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

The award-wining couple power couple will be honored for their generous and notable acts. Known for not only their talent, but also for giving back to the community. Following a critical bus crash, which left the singer with a broken back and almost paralyzed for life in the 90s, Gloria teamed up with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in 1994 and served as the capital campaign director of The Miami Project’s new building campaign that raised more than $40 million.

In addition to supporting other charitable organizations, the Estefans also founded the Gloria Estefan Foundation, which is aimed at reaching those who struggle outside the safeguards of society by promoting good health, education, and cultural development.

“For 30 years The Miami Project has provided real hope to those living with paralysis.  Today there is tangible evidence through our groundbreaking clinical trials that a cure for paralysis is within our grasp,” said Nick Buoniconti, Founder of The Buoniconti Fund. “Paralysis does not discriminate, a spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time, so we must continue to raise awareness and funds to support research that will ultimately lead to a cure for paralysis. We are honored that so many legendary athletes and influential figures continue to help us stand up for those who cannot.”

The organization will also honor 2015’s great sport legends: Jorge Posada, Karl Malone, Ray Lewis, John Stockton, Michelle Kwan, Victor Espinoza,Jennifer Capriati and Chip Ganassi.

The annual event will be hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, and chaired by Mark Dalton. Tom Brokaw, NBC news icon, will serve as master of ceremonies. There will also be live performances by The Beach Boys and The Pointer Sisters.

Tickets start at $850 per person and can be purchased by phone at (305)-243-4656 or http://www.thebuonicontifund.com/GSLD.

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