On Saturday, the New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA) sponsored the seventh annual La Gala de Milagros para Niños to benefit Latino children and families who rely on Boston Children’s Hospital for health services.
La Gala de Milagros para Niños was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, with sponsors, guests, and honorees attending in full force to support Boston Children’s Hospital.
This year’s master of ceremonies, Jose C. Masso III, host of WBUR radio show, ¡Con Salsa!, highlighted the hospital’s amazing pediatric work. This year’s honoree for the Milagros para Niños Award was Joanna E. Cox, MD, associate chief of general pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. In all, the black-tie event hosted more than 600 Latino business leaders and hospital supporters; an unforgettable evening of dinner, dancing and an exclusive silent auction—all to ensure lifesaving care for Latino children in the Boston community and around the globe.
The NEADA’s sponsorship of the event was just a small part of its continued support of Boston Children’s Hospital. Since 2012, NEADA has served as a top-level sponsor at all signature fundraisers benefitting the hospital, and La Gala de Milagros para Niños is set to be the last large event before the NEADA hits their one million dollar pledge goal in donations. The NEADA displayed a signature vehicle the all new 2017 Acura MDX onsite at the gala and representatives from the association’s dealerships numbered among the attendees.
“Tonight we want to give thanks for all the miracles that Boston Children’s Hospital is able to give to children every day. This is our last big event as sponsor for the hospital and we’re always amazed how many people come together to do so much good for Boston,” said Nadi Malek, managing partner of Sunnyside Acura.
Over the past few years, La Gala de Milagros para Niños has contributed over $2.7 million in funds to support Boston Children’s Hospital programs such as the Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center, International Health Services Center, Martha Eliot Health Center, and the Hale Center for Families. Ten percent of donations for the event are designated for an endowment to provide long-term funding for the under-served Latino patient population at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Boston Children’s Hospital is a New England area community beacon—caring for three out of four of Massachusetts’ sickest kids—but it’s also one of the best hospitals in the world, placing #1 in eight of the ten specialty hospitals ranked by the US News & World Report.