U of Miami Medical School Raises Big $ in Palm Beach

WPTV anchor Michael Williams at the UM gala in Palm Beach

WPTV-Channel 5 anchorman Michael Williams boogies downs with wife Leesa at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine fundraiser, Saturday in Palm Beach (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for more)

flag-societyThe folks at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine traveled to where money lives over the weekend.

Dr. Zachariah Zachariah

Florida Board of Medicine Chairman Dr. Zachariah Zachariah with date Kelly Toole (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for more)

That put them at The Breakers in Palm Beach for the second annual “Solving the Neurological Puzzle” black tie fundraiser.

And 400 guests who paid up to $1,000 for seats came out to support research and clinical care for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

According to JimĀ star Jim Belushi supplied the laughs and some Blues Brothers music. A year ago, late night host Jay Leno entertained the same crowd.

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But why have a UM event at the Palm Beach resort?

Well, one of the chairs of the event was Palm Beacher and public health advocate Janet Levy! And there were plenty of Palm Beach philanthropists there, including Herme de Wyman Miro and Lois Pope.

At the tables: UM Prez Donna Shalala and Florida Board of Medicine Chairman (I guess that makes him the boss of Florida’s doctors) Zachariah P. Zachariah, a cardiologist.

WPTV-Channel 5 anchorman Michael Williams emceed.

Who else was there? Click here to find out

Jim Belushi

Sitcom star, blues man, comedian Jim Belushi entertained the supporters of the UM Miller School of Medicine at The Breakers in Palm Beach (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for the event gallery)

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  1. says

    At lot of UM grads have migrated “north” for various reasons (I will be polite and not spell them out) … thanks for keeping us updated as to what our Alumni Association is up to if you are not on the invite list. (GO CANES!)

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