Updated: Aug 5
(July 11, 2022, Fort Lauderdale, Florida) A South Florida Businesswoman who beat Leukemia twice during her youth is hosting the ‘Shades of Orange Gala’ fundraiser to raise awareness for Leukemia-cancer of white blood cells-while honoring doctors at Joe DiMaggio Hospital 25 years after she was originally treated at the hospital and hopes of starting her own Leukemia Nonprofit foundation to ensure that there is continuous sustainability of Income generating to provided assistance for the families of children undergoing treatment for Leukemia in the community.
Jocelyn Petit-Jean, of Flamboyant Talent Media Group- a public relations and marketing firm specializing in entertainment and event management- has never forgotten the care she received from doctors and staff at the hospital back in 1995. In fact, Jocelyn finds inspiration in the hospital’s kind generosity, committing to using her platform to raise awareness of Leukemia and honor the men and women who treated her cancer all those years ago.
“During those days, the hospital was like my second home. The doctors and the staff were like my family. They treated me like family and they did everything they could to help me and my family understand what was happening with the cancer. I always knew that one day I would come back to show my gratitude.” Said Jocelyn.
Jocelyn began treatment at Joe DiMaggio Hospital in 1995 when she was initially diagnosed with Leukemia. She continued to receive treatment but in 2000, Joycelyn went into remission and the cancer returned causing Jocelyn to spend most of her childhood days in the hospital with treatments and doctor visits.
15 years later, Jocelyn is hosting the 'Shades of Orange Gala,’ honoring the three doctors whom she credited to saving her life and to raise awareness about leukemia, in hopes of raising funds for those most affected by the disease.
The gala will honor Dr Deborah Kramer MD in pediatric hematology and oncology, Dr. Iftikhar Hanif MD in pediatric hematology and oncology alongside the hospital’s beloved children’s clown, Lotsy Dotsy, chief of clown services for her 22 years of service at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The night will feature a special awards ceremony, live performances, silent auctions, entertainment and dinner for guests to enjoy.
“When it matters the most, trust the experts.”, - Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells and can affect blood cell types. There are different types of Leukemia, and it is grouped by how fast it develops and which type of blood cells are involved. Leukemia is also the most common type of cancer found in children.
‘Shades of Orange Gala will take place on September 17, 2022 from 6pm to 11pm at Casa De Amore (7111 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, Florida 33319).
Flamboyant Talent Media Group is currently seeking sponsors, volunteers and Home Agency, Health Insurance Agent, Natural Food and Nutritionist vendors to be a part of this event.
For more information about this fundraising event, tickets or how you can be a part of the event, please contact Flamboyant Talent Media at 954-280-8820
ABOUT JOE DIMAGGIO HOSPITAL
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the region’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly atmosphere. Established in 1992, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital combines advanced technology and the expertise of the largest, most diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region. The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day by world class pediatricians, pediatric specialists, specialty-trained nurses and ancillary support staff.
ABOUT FLAMBOYANT TALENT MEDIA
Flamboyant Talent Media is a public relations platform based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We specialize in promotion, advertising, press kits, articles, media coverage, professional biographies, press releases and more.