Coctel de recaudación de fondos en la Clínica San Juan Bosco Continuando con el programa de recaudación de fondos para las misiones medicas de la Asociación Cubana, y en apoyo también de esta clínica, el próximo 26 de junio está prevista una función benéfica en las instalaciones del Cava Flamenco Restaurant en Miami, Florida. Esta auspiciado por el equipo de médicos y voluntarios de nuestra Asociación. Los fondos se repartirán con la fundación SSJ Health Foundation de Miami.


MONICA LAUZURIQUE | FC Bertha Cabrera, right, executive director of the SSJ Health Foundation, poses with St. John Bosco Clinic supporter Dr. Jose Joaquin Centurion, a cardiologist and member of the Cuban Association of the Order of Malta.

CORAL GABLES | Jazz and tapas mixed with fun and fundraising June 26 when supporters of the St. John Bosco Clinic and the Cuban Association of the Knights of Malta gathered at Cava Flamenco Restaurant in Coral Gables.


MONICA LAUZURIQUE | FC Posing, from left, Diana Orea, Maria Jose Cedeno and Natalie Mesa of Valic Financial, one of the sponsors for the event.

Participants enjoyed a buffet of authentic Spanish food and a performance by Rachelle Coba & Band while their donations benefited the work of the clinic and of the Knights of Malta medical missions abroad.


MONICA LAUZURIQUE | FC Posing, from left, to right Lourdes Fernandez, seated, , Marla E Quinones, top right, and Dr. Rheinchard Reyes, medical director of the St. John Bosco Clinic.

The St. John Bosco Clinic, housed on the grounds of Corpus Christi Parish in Wynwood, is a free clinic that cares for the uninsured and underserved children and adults of Miami-Dade County. Many of the clinic’s patients are undocumented and cannot access the health care system; the rest work at jobs that do not provide them with health insurance – or the income to pay the premiums.


MONICA LAUZURIQUE | FC Sister Elizabeth Worley, archdiocesan chancellor for administration and a member of the board of the SSJ Health Foundation, poses with Ady Viera, also known as the “medicine woman” for her ability to obtain pharmaceutical donations for the St. John Bosco Clinic. The Order of Malta joined with Mercy Hospital, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine who administered it, to establish the clinic 22 years ago. Many of the Malta knights are doctors who see the clinic’s patients for free. The order also supports medical missions to the poor in the Dominican Republic and provides meals for the elderly throughout Cuba.

The Sisters of St. Joseph continue to fund the clinic through their SJS Health Foundation (formerly the Mercy Hospital Foundation).

“We survive basically on grants and philanthropic donations,” said Berta Cabrera, executive director of the SJS Health Foundation. She thanked all those who contribute to the foundation and especially those who attended the fundraiser, saying, “Your generosity will help enrich the lives of thousands of individuals who receive care in our community and abroad.”