Hats & Heroes Ball 2017


 Thank you to all who joined us for the 2017 Hats & Heroes Ball. Thanks to your support, Kids Beating Cancer raised $850,000 for the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center Programs!

Healing Hero Awards


Highlights of the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Ball

Call Now to Reserve Your Sponsorship for the 2018 Hats & Heroes Ball (407) 894-2888 or email cc@kidsbeatingcancer.com



Les Miserables


When facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis, every family has a choice: give up or fight, hope, dream and love their way to a cancer-free world for their child.

We invite you into a Parisian dream, complete with exquisite French cuisine, daring fashion and vital fundraising opportunities at our Dream the Dream Hats & Heroes Ball 2018.

Join our Hats & Heroes Ball Committee (407) 894-2888 or email cc@kidsbeatingcancer.com

Save the Date for Hats & Heroes 2018



Thank You to All Contributors to the 2017 Hats & Heroes Ball

Hats & Heroes Ball Committee

Kids Beating Cancer is so honored to have such an amazing committee of volunteers who share in the passion of our mission. These ladies and gentlemen are dedicated professionals that are hard-working and know how to throw an amazing party and, most importantly, raise money!

Event Chair

Sam Azar
Sam Azar, Co-owner of Azar Diamonds

Sam Azar, our 2017 Event Chair of the Hats & Heroes Ball, will be leading the charge this year.

As one of the top jewelers in Orlando and with offices in Los Angeles and Brussels, he is the co-owner of Azar Diamonds.

He is very involved in the community and sits on several boards, such as The Mennello Museum of American Art, Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Inc. and Kids Beating Cancer.


Hats & Heroes Ball Committee Members:

  • Gloria Bocchino
  • Melissa Bornstein
  • Donna Boyer
  • Whitney Carillon
  • Teresa Collard
  • Jorge Cruz
  • Amy Hernandez
  • Ayslinn Husebo
  • Vanessa Ketchum
  • Margaret Levitt

  • Jen LaRue
  • Cecelia Marshall
  • Kim McFadden
  • Charlett Porter
  • Celia Silva
  • Nicole Stewart
  • Mary C. Kenny Thwaites
  • Kuni Tran
  • Jill Vaughan
  • Kayleen Woo


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