MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Miami Children’s Health Foundation is excited to announce that internationally renowned pop artist Romero Britto is the newest celebrity ambassador — joining Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal and international superstar Armando “Pitbull” Perez — to support the Together for the Children campaign, which has been garnering more support than ever and is on track to fundraise $150 million by 2017.
“I am thrilled to be able to help raise awareness through art for the children at Miami Children’s Hospital,” Britto said. “Our children are the future and I am a firm believer in the powerful role I have as an artist to provide hope and happiness for them.”
Over the weekend, celebrity ambassadors Britto and Agdal hosted a special paint party with the children of Miami Children’s Hospital to create an exclusive work of art for its Together For The Children campaign. This was shortly after the Hyundai Hope On Wheels 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Walk/Run presented by Sabadell Bank in front of Coral Gables City Hall. Other celebrities and influencers, as well as local dignitaries, came together for this inspirational initiative and celebration.
“We are incredibly honored to be able to receive the support of one of the most distinguished artists in the world,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “Romero Britto uses vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual language of hope and happiness, which aligns with our mission at Miami Children’s.”
In addition, thanks to the funds raised through the Together for the Children campaign, Miami Children’s Hospital recently celebrated a significant milestone with the beginning of construction of its planned Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, a 212,000 square-foot facility that will enhance the care environment at the main hospital campus and is one of the campaign priorities. Once completed, the new space will include the latest medical technologies and additional family-friendly amenities to support patients and families receiving care.
To learn more and help support Together for the Children, please visit www.mchf.org/donate or call Miami Children’s Health Foundation at 305-666-2889 (toll free: 1.800.987.8701).