Miami HEAT Family Festival Raises $400K for Jackson Health Foundation's Guardian Angels

​​​​Jackson Health Foundation Guardian Angels were beneficiaries of the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund’s 2016 Miami HEAT Family Festival. The event raised over $600K of which $400K was earmarked for the Guardian Angels. Held on March 20 in downtown Miami, the festival drew over 5,000 people who came out to enjoy the carnival-like basketball extravaganza full of non-stop fun for the whole family. Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, the event benefited the JHF Guardian Angels, SafeSpace, and the MIAMI HEAT Charitable Fund.

The JHF Guardian Angels raise money to enhance and expand life-saving pediatric specialty programs and facilities at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Miami HEAT to raise funds needed to support critical programs and initiatives at Holtz Children’s Hospital,” said JHF President and CEO Keith R. Tribble.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Miami HEAT to raise funds needed to support critical programs and initiatives at Holtz Children's Hospital," said JHF President and CEO Keith R. Tribble.

Keith R. Tribble, President and CEO

Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States and is known worldwide for its team of pediatric specialists experienced in treating children with all types of needs — from routine care to life-saving procedures. Holtz Children’s Hospital also trains the most pediatric physicians of any medical center in the southeastern United States.

The festival featured a ‘90s era throwback theme headlined by the entire Miami HEAT team and coaching staff where guests of all ages had countless interactive opportunities to engage with the HEAT players, coaches and their families.

The day of fun, family, and feasting featured a food court with over 40 of South Florida’s finest restaurants, a performance by Vanilla Ice, music by DJ Irie, the Miami Heat Dancers, Burnie the mascot, and a silent auction.

For more information on the Jackson Health Foundation’s programs and initiatives, visit or call (305) 585-GIVE (4483).



About Jackson Health Foundation

Jackson Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida and the largest public hospital in the country. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation seeks private philanthropic funds to improve the System’s facilities, provide the most advanced equipment and technology, and support its priority projects. The Foundation’s fundraising efforts allow Jackson Health System to provide life-saving medical care to all of its patients, regardless of financial need, and improve health care delivery, enhance the hospital experience for patients, and promote wellness and preventive medicine. Jackson Health Foundation offers several fundraising programs, including the Golden Angel Society, the Foundation’s premier giving society; Guardian Angels, who are dedicated to supporting Holtz Children’s Hospital; International Kids Fund Wonderfund™, a global outreach program that provides medical care to children from around the world who cannot be treated in their home countries; and the Young Angels Program, for individuals who believe that participation in civic engagement activities is vital to the health of their community. Founded in 1991, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to philanthropic activities that, to date, have raised over $140 million to benefit Jackson Health System. For more information about Jackson Health Foundation, please visit or call 305.585.GIVE (4483).

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