Lampidis Cancer Foundation Annual Fundraiser

Lampidis Cancer Foundation Annual Fundraiser.

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Please Come out and Support a Most Promising Cure for Cancer
 Lampidis Cancer Foundation Annual Fundraiser

February 5th 6-9 p.m. @ The District Miami

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The District Miami – 190 NE 46th St, Miami FL 33137

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Food by Horacio Rivadero-  Best Chef South Semi Finalist 2014

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Wine by Yaya Wines

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Raffle and Auction sponsored by Worldpay

Tickets $40 in advance, $50 at the door

To book, please contact Mark Phillips at mark.phillips@worldpay.us | 305.962.3828

Lampidis Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation

All donations are tax deductible.

About Our Cause

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Dr. Theodore Lampidis based at the University of Miami’s renowned Miller School of Medicine is a world leading authority on glucose metabolism and its effect on cancerous tumors. The National Cancer Institute has stated in their reviews of his research that
“Dr. Lampidis’ work could eventually lead to cures in certain cancers.”

Although his work has been fully funded by National Cancer Institute grants for more than 30 years, due to federal budget cuts, as well as the nature of the drug he is working on (which cannot be patented),a group of volunteers has joined to form the Lampidis Cancer Foundation with the sole purpose of supporting his groundbreaking research.

Please join us at this special event to help keep his pioneering work going so that it can one day benefit cancer sufferers worldwide.

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Join Local Author and Child Sex Abuse Survivor Julie Marie Mansfield

For Her Catalyst Series and Book signing of Maybe God Was Busy at Books and Books, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 6:30pm

 

 

(Miami, Fl)-Author and advocate in the war against childhood sex abuse [CSA), Julie Marie Mansfield will be conducting her Catalyst Series/Book signing of her debut book “Maybe God Was Busy,” 6:30pm, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Books and Books (265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, Fl 33134.) Mansfield’s clear goal is to raise awareness and create a platform to foster a dialogue and healing for those affected by CSA. According to Crimes Against Children Research Center 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. As alarming as these numbers are, they could be drastically higher as it is widely accepted that only one out of every 10 cases of CSA is reported. Mansfield is committed to sharing her story and hoping that it will encourage others to come forward with their own. She also hopes that people will see the face and human side of the ravages of CSA as oppose to just the statistics that are given when one speaks about CSA.

 

Event Details

 

WHO:                     Author and Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Julie Marie Mansfield

 

WHAT:                  Catalyst Series on Child Sex Abuse/Healing and Book signing for “Maybe God Was Busy

 

WHEN:                 Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 6:30pm

 

WHERE:                Books and Books-265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, Fl 33134

 

 

Mansfield is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings please contact (                  ).

 

 

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For more information about Julie Marie Mansfield please visit www.givemedignity.org

 

New Book “Maybe God Was Busy” by Julie Marie Mansfield Delves into the Ravages of Childhood Sex Abuse

(Miami, FL February 17, 2014) Did you know April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)? And if the statistics are right that 1 in 3 girls (and 1 in 6 boys) will be sexually violated before reaching adulthood, it is understandable why an entire month is set aside to bring special attention to sexual violence.

 

In keeping with SAAM’s tagline It’s Time…To Talk About It, “Maybe God Was Busy,” is an unfiltered memoir of growing up behind the tourist veil of Jamaica, one of the most beloved islands in the world. It is a raw, unaltered look at an idyllic childhood interrupted by chronic sexual abuse. From molestation by one uncle, to incest, to rape by the ‘church brother,’ to rape by the voodoo practitioner charged with saving a dying brother, to a pregnancy and abortion—sans anesthesia—at age 15, to cousins falling victims to incest, “Maybe God Was Busy” chronicles the countless lives interrupted by pervasive childhood sexual abuse (CSA).

 

“Of my mother’s eight brothers, four are known abusers, one of whom impregnated his own daughter, and another would literally beat his daughter in her vagina after he was done with incestuous episodes,” say author Julie Marie Mansfield. “It makes me wonder if there isn’t a gene they all inherited.”

 

Mansfield, whose own abuse started at age 8 in Jamaica and continued in New York until her late teens, considers herself a survivor turned soldier in the war against sexual abuse, using her experience to help prevent CSA.

“It’s so important that we do all we can do to help stop CSA. Often people don’t realize the damages, sometimes irreparable, inflicted upon victims of CSA. We cannot afford to keep quiet while our children are being ravaged,” Mansfield said. “This is particularly true in the Caribbean community where CSA is treated as ‘just a little sex.’ It’s not just a little sex; it is a lifetime of shame, guilt, addiction, promiscuity, low self-esteem and a host of life-altering behaviors.”

Mansfield buried the horrors of her own abuse and went on to a successful scholastic and work career. An alumna of Morant Bay High School in Jamaica, she went on to graduate Top Scholar and summa cum laude from Temple University where she majored in Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising (JPRA). In the work world Mansfield was the Public Information Director for the City of North Miami before joining the City of Miami as its director of FACE/Special Events and Cultural Grants for the City of Miami. She has also worked as an esteemed event producer, responsible for the launch of Lingerie Miami, and was an integral member of the 2007 CARIFTA Games (Turks and Caicos) production team.

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“Even though I was excelling professionally, something was missing,” Mansfield said. “I wasn’t being fulfilled as a mother, as a wife, as a professional. And how could I when I’d cry myself to sleep or drink a bottle of wine just quiet the demons in my head? Burying and self-medicating were no longer working and I had to commit to therapy. I’d tried it many times before but was never truly committed because I’d been taught to take all my worries to God who would ease the pain.”

With a determination to break the shackles of shame, Mansfield sought therapy at Miami’s Journey Institute (now Family Counseling Services), where for the first time she engaged in group therapy.

“That was one of the best decisions of my life,” she said. “For the first time I saw men not only as predators but also as victims. As ridiculous as this sounds, it had never dawned on me that men were also victims of CSA. Seeing them in that new light was quite the catalyst in my recovery.”

As part of the recovery, Mansfield traveled back to Jamaica to say goodbye to the path where she was first abused, only to find it completely overgrown, so much so she could hardly be sure of its exact location.

“I took that as a sign that it was really time to forgive myself so I could properly heal,” Mansfield said. “If time had rendered that path impenetrable, maybe God was telling me to forge another path. And that’s what I did. I wrote. And I talked to anyone who listened.”

“Maybe God Was Busy” is being hailed as a major work in bringing much needed awareness to the pervasiveness of CSA and incest, particularly in Jamaica. It details Mansfield’s journey as victim, survivor and then heroine. The book has the themes of sexual abuse, pedophilia, incest, survival, forgiveness, heroism, courage, triumph and redemption. But it’s not all doom and gloom, as you might find yourself crying one minute and laughing the next.

“No one’s life is all good or all bad,” Mansfield said. “I had to write about the bad, but I also had to include some of the silliness that made my childhood—and my life so amazing.”

Since writing the book, Mansfield has been sharing her story with audiences both in the US and in Jamaica, and had foundedGive Me Dignity (www.givemedignity.org) a non-profit organization with a dual mission: 1) CSA abatement programs particularly in the Caribbean and 2) Restoring dignity to homeless women by providing feminine hygiene products.

“Everywhere I went, whether it was at the television station Jamaica or dinner with friends or a visit to my high school, people were saying Me Too, it happened to Me Too,” Mansfield said. “It was important for me to ensure that not only was I listening, but to find a way to help with their healing, even if it was just to point them in the right direction.”

 

Celebrated Brazilian Artist Henrique Souza Opens The Much Anticipated “House of Art” | PRLog

Celebrated Brazilian Artist Henrique Souza Opens The Much Anticipated “House of Art” | PRLog.

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Conceptual Artist and Photographer Henrique Souza will be unveiling to South Florida his newest project “House of Art”, located at 415 NW 26th Street. This gallery and working studio will feature local and international artists.

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Henrique Souza left his native homeland, in 2000, for the bright lights of New York City. Armed with his Fashion Photographer’s Portfolio, $250.00 dollars, and a friend’s address, he began his new life. He work diligently, and in 2003 he was invited to participate in the Fire Island Pines Bi-Annual Show. The rest, is as they say, history. Featured in Art Basel Miami for the past few years, this young man knows what it is to come up through the ranks. Although his journey has had its hard times, Henrique feels very honored and privileged. He is very grateful to all who have inspired and helped him along the way.

The Souza House of Art is dedicated to that spirit of success. The concept is to have a space where talented Artists can feature their work. The gallery will feature different exhibits, as well as “works in progress”. The usage of reclaimed items for the creation of art is encouraged. The concept of affordable art is also part of the creative philosophy.

Inspired by a range of modern predecessors, including Salvador Dali, Henrique Souza’s photographic style incorporates and explores an arrange of mixed medias and elements. Photographs printed on sheets of commercial lucite and aluminum are incorporated. An interesting blend of Industrial and organic elements are significant to his creations. His work expresses the dichotomy of our modern industrial, time drive lives, alongside our humanity. Intimacy, the need for personal space, curiosity, and the mischievous nature of man is also echoed, as seen in his show “Guess Who’s Looking-Pool Peep Shots”.

Miami will be the host of the hottest new gallery, and the future Art Masters of the new century… Souza House of Art.

For more information see…HenriqueSouza.com…and Welcome!

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BRAZILIAN DESIGNER A.Z. ARAUJO DESIGNS SHOW-STOPPING SWIMSUITS

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BRAZILIAN DESIGNER A.Z. ARAUJO DESIGNS SHOW-STOPPING SWIMSUITS.

AZ Araujo is becoming one of the fastest rising luxury brands in the swimwear industry and has been have been a favorite with celebs and the of A-list stars

Always pushing the swimwear boundaries and creating statement pieces: His exotic, glamorous and sensual designsincluding everything from swimwear, beachwear to jewellery t& accessories.

 

BRAZILIAN DESIGNER A.Z. ARAUJO DESIGNS SHOW-STOPPING SWIMSUITS

BRAZILIAN DESIGNER A.Z.ARAUJO DESIGNS SHOW-STOPPING SWIMSUITS

BRAZILIAN DESIGNER A.Z.ARAUJO DESIGNS SHOW-STOPPING SWIMSUITS

A.Z ARAUJO.

A.Z. Araujo is becoming one of the fastest rising luxury brands in the swimwear industry and has been have been a favorite with celebs and the of A-list stars

ONE OF HIS FAVORITES IS #RHOM ADRIANA DE MOURA

Always pushing the swimwear boundaries and creating statement pieces: His exotic, glamorous and sensual designsincluding everything from swimwear, beachwear to jewellery t& accessories.

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