Live Like Bella charity to get proceeds from Miami International Mall

 

dmedina@MiamiHerald.com

If you live in South Florida, you may have heard of Live Like Bella.

Now, the charity is about to get a boost from Miami International Mall, which is planning to donate 80 percent of the proceeds from its Hispanic Heritage Celebration’s “Noche de Honor” Charity Reception.

The invitation-only charity reception is planned for Sept. 27 and a shopping event with cultural activities is Sept. 28.

“Like so many people across the country, we were touched by Bella’s moving story and wondered what we could do to help,” Miami International Mall spokeswoman Sara Valega said in a statement. “This brave, spirited little girl was such an inspiration.”

Miami native Bella Rodriguez-Torres fought cancer six times until she died on May 28. Defying the odds, she inspired people around the world.

The Live Like Bella Foundation was founded in Bella’s name to fund pediatric cancer research and help families through tough medical situations.

To find out more about Bella’s story and the Live Like Bella Foundation, visit http://www.livelikebella.org/.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the cultural celebration will also benefit the Simon Youth Foundation, which helps young people who need guidance.

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