This year we will honor one of Colombia's heroes, Catalina Escobar with the coveted BeLive Award. After living two tragic and painful experiences in her life, including the loss of her son in 2000, she founded what would become her greatest project in life: the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, named after her son. Catalina and her foundation have become instrumental in helping save the lives of countless babies and have improved the quality of life for adolescent mothers living in utter misery in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. Catalina, a well-recognized entrepreneur with a great social sense and spirit, is a true example of leadership among the Colombian society. Different financial and business Colombian magazines have recognized her as one of the most Successful Young Leaders of all time. In addition to many honors and recognitions she has received in Colombia and worldwide, Escobar recently became a semi-finalist for the 2012 CNN Heroes Awards. Furthermore, this year she was selected by the U.S. State Department alongside 25 other women worldwide to be part of the Fortune / U.S. State Department Global Women s Mentoring Partnership.
Gracing the runway on BeLive's 6th Anniversary will be Venezuelan born designer, Nicolas Felizola. This internationally celebrated and renowned designer will be unveiling his much anticipated 2013 MOOI collection, whose inspiration includes the 17th century Dutch Golden Age and artists such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. Along with this debut, Felizola will be highlighting a retrospective of the spectacular Red Carpet Award Dresses. Throughout his career, Felizola has received numerous National and International awards. Most recently, in 2012, he was named the Best Designer at Miami Fashion Week, received the Victoria Puig de Lange International Style Award, and was given the Congregational Medal of Honor by the US Congress in Washington D.C. He is recognized as one of the most influential Hispanic Designers residing in the United States, alongside Carolina Herrera and Oscar De La Renta. In addition, the OPI at the UNESCO, named Felizola the " 2012 Iberoamerican Personality of the Year" in Paris, France.
This year internationally known and acclaimed, "El Caballero de la Salsa" Gilberto Santa Rosa, will be in charge of our spectacular concert. His long list of awards and nominations include, Latin Grammy, Grammy Music Awards, Billboard Award and Premio lo Nuestro, among many others. Santa Rosa will provide an intimate concert for guests in attendance! Get ready to enjoy and dance the night away with his hits such as "Te Veo Venir Soledad," "Vivir Sin Ella," "Conciencia" and many more.
BeLive would like to thank the 2012 amazing sponsors:
Chevron, Diageo, American Airlines, Mongibello, Target, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Pepsi, GM Chevrolet, Morgan Stanley, Sanford, Sprint, JGB Bank, HSBC Bank, EFG Capital, Goldman Sachs & Co, Nascar, Sunoco, JP Morgan, Kimberly Clark, 3R Family Office, The USA Bouquet Company, Rocco Donna, Zerofractal Studios, RGB Studios.
In addition, we would like to thank Diageo for their ongoing support of BeLive and congratulate their incredible efforts on the LEARNING FOR LIFE program. This program was designed to inspire and transform the lives of people throughout Latin America & the Caribbean. Since its inception 2008, Learning for Life has impacted more than 50,000 lives.
The 6th Anniversary of BeLive will take place on Friday, November 16 at JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131. BeLive brings together four important Colombian Non- Profit organizations, based in the U.S: Give to Colombia, Formula Sonrisas, Genesis Foundation and ArtNexus Foundation, who have joined forces to raise much needed funds and create awareness within the international community, of the dire social needs in Colombia. BeLive 2012 will feature a spectacular concert, sumptuous cocktails, magnificent 3-course dinner, live entertainment, a stunning fashion show and much more. Individual Tickets are $500. For more information, to become a sponsor, attend the event or to make a donation, please visit www.belive.co To cover and attend the event, please contact Jennifer Heegaard, JEJE Consulting, at Jennifer@jejeconsulting.com or 305.803.5505.
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