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Fundacion MIR Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of "Magical Splendor For Life"
01/22/2011 - By Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Fundacion MIR Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of "Magical Splendor For Life"

On January 21-23, 2011 Fundación MIR held its“Magical Splendor for Life” charity weekend.

The action-packed series of events, a dynamic lineup of celebrity cameos and exclusive previews of designs by Badgley Mischka and Tiffany & Co. honored their 20th Anniversary.

International runway favorite, Badgley Mischka, featured a glamorous fashion show with designs from their Spring 2011 Collection. Both renowned designers, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, were present to salute the audience. Badgley Mischkahad an exclusive boutique open at the Flamboyan in the Casa de Campo hotel during the fundraising weekend where 20 % of the proceeds from their sales benefited MIR. Live band, Los Hermanos Rosario, took center stage and brought guests to their feet for a non-stop dance marathon. The musical stylings of Miami’s own Dj Gringo from El Zol 95.7 followedsuit to keep the spirit of the night alive and segway into the After Party. The night offered something for everyone, with the presence of Casino Diamante bayahibe providing fun gambling tables such as Chemin de Fer, black jack, and poker. 100 % of the proceeds from the activity will benefit MIR. During the exciting event Humanitarian awards were given to Ceda Austerman, Eduardo Cutillas and Mariana Quirch.

Among the high profile personalities that attended the event were Ms. Dominican Republic Eva Arias, and Brazilian model Ana Carolina de Fonseca, which both modeled in the fashion show. Other guests includedworld renowned designers Badgley & Mischka, Adamari López, Anthony Alvarez, Raul Yzaguirre Ambassador of the USA in Dominican Republic, Tiffany & Co.’s Henry Gonzalez, Manuel Machado of MGSCOMM, Jennifer Diliz Director of Foundation Development for the Florida Marlins, and David Mayo from Major League Baseball.

Major sponsors of “Magical Splendor for Life” include, Casa De Campo, Tiffany & Co., MGSCOMM, Ron Atlantico,Grupo Mejia y Arcala, American Airlines, Casa Life Magazine, Florida Marlins, Major League Baseball Dominican Development, Casino Diamante bayahibe, and M Communications.

Fundación MIR is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 that aids and protects women, children and families who have been abused or neglected in La Romana, Dominican Republic by providing them with education, technical programs, shelter and medical assistance.

Photos: Alex Gort

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