Friguls said Baba’s Bunch Foundation was recently chosen as the only beneficiary of the sold-out golf tournament in memory of Mike Sena, Sr. who passed away from Alzheimer’s at the age of 65 four years ago. The Mike Sena Memorial Foundation will host the second annual golf classic at the Trump National Doral Miami on Sept. 27.
“It’s a real privilege and honor that such a classic event, established in tribute and memory of Mike Sena’s father, has chosen Baba’s Bunch Foundation as the recipient of all net proceeds of this special event,” Friguls said. “Mike Sena Jr. learned the difficult way what it means to care for a person with Alzheimer’s as he fought a long and difficult battle during six years with his father until he passed at the young age of 65.”
Friguls said Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and “the only cause of death among the 10 leading causes without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.”
He is hoping the new community-based advocacy group will provide real support to those suffering with Alzheimer’s. He said helping him establish the new Baba’s Bunch Foundation are Norma Trabanco, Mike Sena, Mayra Poldo, Maria Orret, Dr. Juan C. Ramirez, Siu-Kin Perez, Yunesky Fornaris and Lazaro Pereda.
To help out you can contribute a check donation to the golf tournament made out to the Mike Sena Memorial Foundation, 10107 SW 93rd Pl., Miami, FL 33176. To help the new Baba’s Bunch Foundation, donations can be mailed to Baba’s Bunch Foundation, Attention: Tony Friguls, 1131 Manati Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146.
AID FOR CHILDREN
Continuing its commitment to community leadership through philanthropy, the southeast offices of privately held real estate firm Transwestern recently made a $50,000 donation in support of its charity partner Make-A-Wish.
In the first half of this yearlong initiative, the firm raised enough funds to grant 10 "wishes" to children battling life-threatening illnesses.
As part of their fundraising efforts Transwestern employees participated in a friendly office competition that encouraged charitable stewardship throughout the firm. All funds will go toward helping to come true the dreams of area children to be someone, meet someone, travel somewhere, or have something.
Transwestern’s mission is “to provide value for others, and, for the company, giving back to the community’s youngest citizens who are desirous of hope is one of the most rewarding ways to accomplish that goal.”
For more on how you can help children with life-threatening illnesses by donating or volunteering, visit www.sfla.wish.org.