The Temple of RA, Egyptian themed party took place on Saturday,at the Miami Design District's Jungle Plaza/Palm Court in Miami, Florida. Guests enjoyed a top shelf open bar featuring Ketel One Vodka, wine and Italian sparkling wines from Tita Italian Wines, Starr Rum, Fishers Gin, Tequila Revolucion, beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. and food tastings from some of South Florida's top restaurants and caterers including Habitat, Pizza Dude, Delicious Catering, Amour de Miami, Eat Clean, Chill-N (Nitrogen Ice Cream), Cake Lounge Miami, Barsecco, Coffee Hub Cafe, Fresh Meal Plan, Jack's, Roberta's Pizza, La Moderna, Cantina Grill, and Paris 6. In addition, enjoyed FIJI water, Harmless Harvest coconut water, Fusion energy drink, and LaCroix sparkling water, as well as an interactive photo experience by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and a performance by The Bodyshop Experience. Music was provided Rony Seikaly with opening sets by Patrick Pizzorni and Marcus Noel. One lucky raffle winner took home a package valued at over $70,000 including, but not limited to, prizes from Elect Lifestyle, JetSmarter, Eddy Bogaert, and Yacht Scarlet. LLF's Shining Light Award was presented to Ricky Patel, a community member who embodies the spirit of philanthropy and significantly furthers LLF's mission. LLF, also presented its Volunteer of the Year award to 5 volunteers who helped launch LLF's Kids 4 Kids program in 2017: Alexandra Van Gemerden, Alicia Matho, Gigi Jeffries, Andrea Minski and Fabiana Pereira. LLF also fundraised at the Hearts & Stars Gala thanks to the Keener Foundation for Giving Matching Grant, founded by 2017 Shining Light Award recipient Justin Keener. The Keener Matching Grant successfully matched up to $50,000 in funds raised. LLF assists underserved children and families. LLF's support is derived from recruiting and educating passionate, caring, socially conscious volunteers and utilizing them to support LLF programming and beneficiary charities. In 2017, LLF impacted the lives of 7,720 children through 18 programs, 6372 volunteer hours, 469 volunteer opportunities, and 211 corporate partners. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, ORA Nightclub, and to our official partners, Haute Living, Elect Lifestyle, Tara Ink, and Delta Carbon Yachts.
Photography by World Red Eye