Joan Jett

Miami, FL – November 5, 2011 – On Saturday, November 5, 2011, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 17th AnnualInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball to the theme of Truman Capote’s legendary Black & White Ball. With iconic rock-n-roll group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as the entertainment, Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar as the celebrity auctioneer, and the achievement of a $10 million lifetime-fundraising milestone, the affair fulfilled its namesake prophecy as “The Party of the Century.” The crowd of 900, including MLB legend Sammy Sosa, supermodel Elsa Benitez, designer Andy Hilfiger and more, rushed the dance floor during Jett’s live performance of  “I Love Rock and Roll,” “Cherry Bomb” and continued to dance the night away at the fourth anniversary of the InterContinental Make-A-Wish Nightclub.

Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Joan Jett & Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik & Joan Jett

Elsa Benitez

Sammy Sosa & Sonia Sosa

Sammy Sosa, Sonia Sosa, Lourdes Gimenez, & Carlos Gimenez

Joan Jett & Andy Hilfiger

Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Joan Jett, & Andy Hilfiger

Norm Wedderburn, Robert Hill, Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik & Al Malnik

Robert Hill

Thomas Kramer

Chris Nirschel

Nancy & Al Malnik

Katharine Rubino

Nancy Goldfarb & Mark Randazzo

Dan Weiss, Merle Weiss, Thomas Kramer, Caro Muruano, & Philip Levine

Thomas Kramer, Nancy Goldfarb, & Mark Randazzo

Beatrice Clancy & Sanford Ziff

Caro Muruano & Philip Levine

Michael Dreiling & Robert Hill

David Williams, Norm Wedderburn, & Tom McAlpin

Linda Flangan & Ken Gorin

Bill McCue & Lisa Petrillo

Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Al Malnik

Tara Solomon

Joan Jett

Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Al Malnik

Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Alex Gresham

Katrina Campins, Clif Loftin, Gabrielle Anwar, & Shareef Malnik

Johnny The Boy

Tara Solomon in KAUFMAN FRANCO

Kristin Snyder & Chapman Ducote

Angela Santamaria & Aaron Resnik

Drew & Lisa Mandela

Thomas Kramer, Michael Dreiling, & Chapman Ducote

Chapman Ducote, Michael Dreiling, & Dan Goodstut

Drew Mandela

Lauren & Armen Minasian

Lea Black & Thomas Kramer

Greg Lotus & Lea Black

Elsa Benítez & Lea Black

Elsa Benítez, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Lea Black, Linda Flangan, Ken Gorin, Elsa Benítez, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik, Elsa Benítez, Thomas Kramer, & Lea Black

Al Malnik

Nancy & Al Malnik

DJ Irie

Al Malnik, Nancy Malnik, Bonnie Clearwater, & Jim Clearwater

Peter McQuillan,Bonnie Clearwater, & Adam Rose

Thomas Kramer, Diana Rodriguez, & Al Malnik

Beth Tasca, Richard Tasca, Nicole Lozano, & Edgar Lozano

Tony Cho, Amy Zakarin, & Nick D’Annunzio

Chris Paciello & Andy Hilfiger

Andy Hilfiger & Gabrielle Anwar

Valentina Sarria & Antonio Misuraca

Antonio Misuraca, Valentina Sarria, & DJ Irie

Mark & Amanda Tamis

Lea & Roy Black

Shareef Malnik

Gabrielle Anwar

Jim Ferraro, Gabrielle Anwar, & Lea Black

Donald J. Pliner & Lisa Pliner

Dan Weiss, Merle Weiss, Tony Goodman, & Neil Goodman

Greg Mirmelli & Sarah Mirmelli

Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Rebecca Keida & Chris Paciello

Jamie Elias

Aaron & Christina Getty-Maercks

Jorge & Melinda Gonzalez, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, & Morton Aagaard

Luis Fonseca, Lourdes Gimenez, Carlos Gimenez, Alena Zevrokove,  & James Ferraro

Lourdes & Carlos Gimenez

Laurence Geller

Carlos Gimenez, Lourdes Gimenez, & Michael Capponi

Tara Solomon

Nick D’Annunzio & Tara Solomon

Tara Solomon & Seth

Andre Dawson, Sammy Sosa, & Chris Paciello