Medical Missions Red Carpet Awards to Benefit Miami Charity Jose's Hands and Celebrate Local Philanthropists with Beauty and Fashion Exhibitions

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Top Miami fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands will join local and national organizations at Hyde Beach in the SLS Hotel, on October 18, for the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards, showing appreciation for the philanthropic work performed by medical professionals abroad.

Celebrating Miami’s overall beauty, good health, and fortune, medical and lifestyle organizations will join forces on October 18, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Hyde Beach in the SLS Hotel South Beach. Paying homage to those who have contributed to medical missions abroad, the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards is Miami's largest medical missions fundraiser (and celebration), and will benefit Jose’s Hands, a Miami-based non-profit that enables medical students, doctors and nurses to serve in underprivileged areas.

Presented by PhilanTropic Lifestyle, the charity marketing agency founded by philanthropy veteran Jonathan Babicka, and hosted by NBC 6 reporter Kelly Blanco, the event will feature contemporary fashions in a style and beauty exhibition, created to inspire the night’s exclusive guests.

Luxury salon Warren-Tricomi Miami Beach and celebrity-endorsed fashion brand Kymerah will team up with the modeling talent of Quintessential Promotions to create a heart-warming fashion experience, rewarding attendees for their contributions.

The 1st Annual MEDDY Awards red carpet event will begin at 8 p.m. Kelly Blanco will initiate the official Awards Ceremony at 9 p.m., followed by the Kymerah Fashion Experience, at 9:30 p.m. Starting at 10 p.m., models will strut for support by revealing message boards containing poignant messages and cause-inspired artistic expressions by a local graffiti artist.

For the Date A Doctor Auction, which will help fund the 2014 medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic, photos and bios of eligible male and female doctors will be featured in the cabana area. Guests will be encouraged to place bids throughout the course of the evening, and winners will be announced after the Kymerah Fashion Experience.

Miami-based female powerhouse DJ YSL will headline the evening. Special guest performer, acclaimed drummer David Silva, will accompany DJ YSL as models take stage, offering guests a musical extravagance- all in the name of a worthy cause.

Over 20 other companies and professionals have also offered to share their fortune with the medical mission trips supported by Jose’s Hands, to include: OrthoNOW orthopedic urgent care, Cleveland Clinic, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health, Barry Podiatry, Renegade South Florida Entrepreneurs, Caution Crossfit, Bacardi Classic Cocktails, Red the Steakhouse, Mango’s Cafe, Barezzito lounge, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, PhotoMingle, Beach Pictures, PrintHouse, Villa Azur restaurant and lounge, Luca Bella Italian restaurant, Gold and Pepper restaurant, La Gloutonnerie vintage kitchen, and Adrienne I. Chiron of Travel Trackers, Inc.

Eye On South Florida, the premiere channel for the region’s charity foundations, is also collaborating by providing full coverage of the event.

More information about the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards can be found at Donations and sponsorships are accepted online, or by contacting Jonathan Babicka directly at Jonathan(at)PhilanTropicLifestyle(dot)com, telephone: (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

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.

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