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Orchid sale to benefit pediatric AIDS program at UM medical school

Visitors look at orchids during the 17th Annual Orchids in the Park sale, hosted by OrchidMania South Florida. Proceeds benefit the pediatric AIDS program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Visitors look at orchids during the 17th Annual Orchids in the Park sale, hosted by OrchidMania South Florida. Proceeds benefit the pediatric AIDS program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. OrchidMania South Florida

OrchidMania South Florida will host the 18th Annual Orchids in the Park Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28-29 at Dante Fascell Park.

The event will help raise funds for the pediatric AIDS program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, which helps children in the community with HIV/AIDS.

In previous years, the sale has raised between $10,000 and $16,000, which has been donated to the AIDS program, said Alex Lamazares, president of OrchidMania.

“The program provides services that the government doesn’t provide for, such as transportation to be treated at the clinic,” Lamazares said.

The program also provides vouchers for children to eat while they are at the clinic.

The sale will sell a variety of orchids with prices ranging from $2 to $50. The park is located at 8600 SW 57th Ave. Admission to the event is free.

“The support that these children need is entirely dependent on the success of the event. The more people we get to come out, the more money we’ll be able to raise and the more children we’ll be able to provide services for,” Lamazares said.

For more information, call 786-408-3897 or visit OrchidMania’s Facebook page at Orchid Mania South Florida.

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