MIAMI, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BeLive, one of South Florida's most exciting and prestigious galas will officially take place on Friday, November 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m at JW Marriott Marquis Miami. After raising over $3M for the past five years, and changing the lives of so many Colombians in need, BeLive has once again brought together four prominent Colombian non-profit organizations-Give to Colombia, Formula Sonrisas, Genesis Foundation and ArtNexus Foundation- to change and impact the lives of the most vulnerable communities in Colombia. In this edition we will celebrate BeLive's 6(th) Anniversary. The evening will be filled with fashion, music, two impressive silent auctions-featuring the very best of what Colombia has to offer- a red carpet Fashion Show with an official unveiling, a spectacular concert and a heartfelt tribute to Catalina Escobar, a Colombian Hero that has changed and impacted the lives of many.
In support of BeLive joining us will be Rodner Figueroa, Fashion Expert and correspondent for "Sal y Pimienta" of Univision, Jorge Bernal anchor for Telemundo, Vanessa Hauc, anchor and correspondent for Telemundo News, Kika Rocha Beauty and Fashion Editor for People en Espanol and renowned actors for Telemundo, Catherine Siachoque and Miguel Varoni. In addition, making a special appearance this year will be Felix Sabates and Chip Ganassi Owners of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, LLC (EGR), as well as NASCAR Driver's, Jimmy Johnson, Danica Patrick, Brian Vickers and Juan Pablo Montoya, as well as influential business, art, philanthropic and political personalities from the US, Colombia and around the world.
This year, as a very special tribute to Colombia's heritage and riches, BeLive has curated two very special silent auctions: the Project Emerald Initiative and a one-of-a-kind auction featuring exclusive and intrinsic pieces of a unique collection from Artesanias de Colombia.
Following the highly successful Mochila Project Model of 2009 and 2011, this year BeLive together with Artesanias de Colombia are collaborating with distinguished Jewelry Designers from Colombia and the US, to create one-of-a-kind pieces for our PROJECT EMERALD. This initiative will pay tribute to one of Colombia's most recognizable riches, the emerald. This project consists of national and international Designers taking the emerald Stones in their natural state and incorporating them into a unique jewelry piece such as a necklace, headpiece, broach, bracelet or earrings. These custom jewelry pieces will be unveiled on the evening of BeLive and will be placed up for auction. Designers and brands joining us this year include, Dauphines of New York, Mishky, Dayan Candamil, Pequenas Indulgencias, Sylvia Tcherassi, Maria Hamilton, Zoken Joyeros, Mallarino Bijoux and many more. In addition the Project Emerald Auction, BeLive has partnered with Artesanias de Colombia, a government run agency linked to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, whose mission is to contribute to the advancement and promotion of the artisan sector in Colombia. Their projects include consulting on the design, product development, technological improvement, as well as resource training, marketing and education of Colombian handicrafts. BeLive alongside Artesanias de Colombia, have selected some of Colombia's most beautiful pieces to showcase during the silent auction at the gala. These exclusive crafts are unique pieces and are handmade by artisans who have learned their work for many years generationally. Each region of the country has a different technique and products that is part of the identity and cultural heritage of the country.
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