Listen to Your Heart

Let all you do be done with love by supporting your charity of choice this month and every month. In the month of February, let your heart lead the way—You can attend a celebrity-filled gala, eat an Italian-style dinner, or get stepping for a greater-good!

Feb. 1

Get your formal wear and head out to the biggest philanthropic celebrity event taking place during Super Bowl weekend, Big Game Big Give (BGBG) by The Giving Back Fund. The star-studded gala will take place at a private $65 million private estate on Star Island in Miami Beach from 6-10 pm. The cocktail party will be hosted by famed filmmaker Michael Bay followed by celebrity performances, surprise performances, local cuisine by an award-winning chef, a live auction, and much more. The Giving Back Fund is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by celebrities, existing nonprofit organizations, professional athletes, high net worth individuals, corporations, and others who truly desire to give back. Tickets to this event are $3,000 per person. Don’t miss this main event!

Feb. 9

Stretch out and get your body moving to enjoy some fresh air during the South Florida Walk for Victory. The South Florida Walk for Victory is The Marfan Foundation’s nationwide walking program held in various cities to raise funds for those affected by the Marfan syndrome and related conditions. Fill your afternoon with fun at this event and make a difference. The walk will take place at the Topeekeegee Yugnee Park (T.Y. Park) from 10 am-1 pm. You can purchase your tickets online for some family-friendly fun. Every participant will receive a Walk for Victory T-shirt and lunch. Participants will enjoy a short walk around the park, an opportunity to create community connections, a DJ and award ceremony, face painting, a balloon artist, a photo zone, and more!

Feb. 16

Make sure you bring your appetite to feast at Andy’s 18th Annual Family Pasta Dinner that will benefit LifeNet4Families. LifeNet4Families is an organization dedicated to providing necessary food, ancillary services, and referrals to those in need in Broward County. This much anticipated event will take place at the Signature Grand from 4-7 pm. Tickets are $50 per adult and children ages 12 and under are free. Casual attire is welcomed. Attendees will enjoy a casual evening complete with a traditional, family-style pasta dinner. The event will also focus on the importance of family bonding. At the dinner, the Honorary Chef and Junior Chef will be recognized for their accomplishments in fundraising, leadership, and community service. Molto delizioso!

By Vanessa C. Guzman


Vanessa is an outgoing person who is always trying to keep the peace and the positivity flowing. She loves the beach, going out with her friends, and being a great THINKer as Editorial Director.