Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
Jose’s Hands, a Miami based non-profit organization supporting medical mission trips to help underserved areas, announced that it will be hosting the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards, the first ever red carpet award show to be held in the medical missions field, presented by PhilanTropic Lifestyle, with NBC 6 reporter Kelly Blanco. The event honoring medical mission organizations, doctors, nurses and student associations involved in various medical missions, will take place at Hyde Beach, located in the prestigious SLS Hotel South Beach, on October 18, 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. A Date a Doctor or Nurse Auction and a Sexy Scrubs Fashion Show will follow the official Award Ceremony. Tickets to the function can be purchased online, at http://www.joseshands.org/weekend.
Jose’s Hands was established by Executive Director Alex Miranda, to perpetuate the values and legacy of his late brother, José Jamil Miranda. José was a U.S. Army Major and orthopedic surgeon who dreamed of bringing to life a medical mission project before he suddenly passed away in October of 2008.
“Medical missions bring hope to three billion people throughout the world. We can create even bigger impact by engaging willing, knowledgeable, young individuals in programs that carry the flag of cure and hope to those in need,” stated Miranda.
Inaugurating a new era for non-profit organizations in the Miami area, the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards is being designed to engage the local young demographic in philanthropic activities. To reach that energetic audience, Jose’s Hands is partnering with PhilanTropic Lifestyle through veteran charity event planner Jonathan Babicka, who has implemented successful functions such as the award-winning “Charity Funkshion” for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
“The 1st Annual MEDDY Awards is an unprecedented interactive celebration designed to commemorate our real-life heroes,” said Babicka, founder of PhilanTropic Lifestyle. “These amazing individuals have significantly contributed to admirable causes - it is an honor to roll out a red carpet for them.”
Supported by generous donations, Jose’s Hands has, just in the past two years since its inception, provided grants to a total of 12 medical students, in three group trips that have significantly impacted communities in countries such as Dominican Republic and Peru.
More information about the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards, including details on how to volunteer for the Date a Doctor or Nurse Auction, nominate a medical mission professional to receive an award, or partner with Jose’s Hands on this and future events, can be found at http://www.joseshands.org/weekend. Sponsorship materials can be obtained by contacting Jonathan Babicka directly at Jonathan(at)PhilanTropicLifestyle(dot)com or (305) 401-3949.
About Jose’s Hands
José Jamil Miranda was a U.S. Army Major and orthopedic surgeon; a Yale M.D. graduate and also earned his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He was known for his selflessness and willingness to give and serve with competency and devotion. Before his sudden passing in October 2008, Jose had reportedly envisioned a medical mission project, which was brought to life by his brother, Alex Miranda, the now Executive Director of Jose’s Hands.
Jose’s Hands introduces volunteering medical students to medical missions in underserved and underrepresented communities abroad, exposing them to various foreign social, cultural, and health conditions facing a developing world community, and encouraging them to build and sustain a lifelong involvement in philanthropic medical service. More information about Jose’s Hands can be found at http://www.JosesHands.com.
About PhilanTropic Lifestyle
Known as the “Marketing Agency for Charities”, PhilanTropic Lifestyle is an organization created to fuse entertainment and philanthropy catered to today’s young professionals and students.
With roots established in the arts, music, entertainment, and technological realms, PhilanTropic integrates company brands with nonprofit organizations, raising awareness about worthy causes through its HELPS Program – Honor, Educate, Listen, Produce, Support. More information can be obtained by contacting founder Jonathan Babicka at Jonathan(at)PhilanTropicLifestyle(dot)com or (305) 401-3949.