RUSSEL LAZEGA OF FLORIDA INSURANCE ADVOCATES
NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR OF NEIGHBORS 4 NEIGHBORS
ROCKIN’ BREAKFAST TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF CARING
Thursday, August 23 Event to Honor Organization Founders and Major Supporters
(Miami, FL)—— Lynne Cameron, Executive Director, Neighbors 4 Neighbors announced today that attorney Russel Lazega, of Florida Insurance Advocates (a private law firm), has committed to be the Presenting Sponsor of the organization’s 20th Anniversary Rockin’ Breakfast at the Hard Rock Café at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This celebration will recognize 20 major founders and supporters who over the past 20 years have made it possible for WFOR-TV, CBS4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a non-profit organization created in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, to continue to connect those in need with those who can help.
“Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a South Florida institution that I am proud to support,” said Lazega, an attorney who represents accident victims and consumers with insurance disputes. “Their work for the past 20 years proves that people in South Florida have big hearts; not only after a disaster but every single day, rain or shine.”
“After 20 years, Neighbors 4 Neighbors proves that people want to help others throughout the year,” said Cameron. “Our organization is based on people giving back and we are grateful to Mr. Lazega of Florida Insurance Advocates, who has generously helped to underwrite our anniversary celebration.”
During the breakfast, Neighbors 4 Neighbors will honor and recognize 20 outstanding individuals and organizations which have helped guide and nurture Neighbors 4 Neighbors through the devastating hurricane and beyond.
20 Years of Caring Honorees are:
The Herbert W Hoover Foundation
Baptist Health South Florida
Broward County Transit
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Food of Life Ministries
Ft Lauderdale Jaycees
Hands On Broward
Kids 4 Kids Club
Majic Children’s Fund
Miami-Dade County Enrolled Agent
The Miami Herald
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Steps in the Right Direction
Jazzercise Tropical Park
The breakfast will kick-off a series of 20th Anniversary celebrations, including other fundraisers across South Florida that will provide an opportunity for the public to continue to support and contribute to Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ ongoing programs.
Tickets for the breakfast are $20 per person and are available online at neighbors4neighbors.org. Advanced registration is required. Select sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additional information, please call (305) 597-4404.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors 20th Anniversary Official Committee Members: Lynne Cameron, Lady Delgado, Amanda Gonzalez, Michael Goodman (Committee Chair), Jen Klaassens, John King, Nelly Rubio, Muriel Sommers, Terri Lynn, Dennis Weddington, Andy Abbate.
About Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors was originally created in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew by WFOR-TV, CBS4. The relief effort, “Rebuilding: Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” consisted of a 15-line phone bank, staffed 18 hours daily with volunteers and station personnel. The response was overwhelming and as South Florida recovered, CBS4 management opted to continue Neighbors as part of its community service program.
With the power of television as one of its greatest assets, the organization quickly expanded its services beyond hurricane relief and over the past 20 years, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has :
- Over 5 million calls logged in the phone bank
- Over $10.5 million in donations of cash, foods and services have gone to those in need
- Over 550,000 people who have participated in the Neighbor’s Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays program
- More than 300 local social service agencies which receive direct support from Neighbors.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors has since operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded through foundation grants and corporate donations and pro bono airtime, staff support and facilities and resources provided by CBS4 and its sister station myTV33 (formerly UPN33). For more information or to get involved, call (305) 597-4404 or visit neighbors4neighbors.org.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 175 venues in 53 countries, including 138 cafes and 16 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore, Punta Cana and Panama. Additional hotel and casino projects planned to open in 2012 include Cancun and Vallarta; Riviera Maya in 2013; and Abu Dhabi in 2014. Additional announced hotel and casino projects include Aruba, Hungary and Northfield Park. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc.
For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com.
For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.