ICA USA successfully organizes its annual gala event


Israel's many accomplishments were celebrated at Israel Cancer Association USA's 2013 Gala, "Israel, always in our hearts - Sunset Over The Mediterranean", held February 28, 2013 at The Breakers in Palm Beach.


Mrs. Ari Rifkin and Mrs. Gail Worth were Co-Chairs of the fundraising event, in support of groundbreaking cancer research.  Mrs. Herme de Wyman Miro was International Chairman; Rhoda and David Chase, Grand Honorary Chairmen; Mrs. Lois Pope, Honorary Chairwoman; and Mrs. Lexye Aversa, Chairwoman Emeritus.


Mrs. and Mr. Peter Brown 


Peter and Nancy Brown


Guests viewed compelling photographic vistas of Israel, Italy and Spain during the welcoming reception. The one-of-a-kind photography art prints were conceived by Gala Co-Chair Mrs. Ari Rifkin, an accomplished photographer, who donated 100% of the proceeds to benefit ICA's cancer research. 


Mrs. and Mr. Bruce Koppel


Bruce and Heddy Koppel


Interspersed with dinner and dancing were a virtuoso musical interlude by renowned Houston Chamber Symphony violinist Mr. Ferenc Illenyi that earned the concertmaster a standing ovation, and a spectacular performance by two-time Oscar nominated singer/songwriter Mrs. Carol Connors that brought back many memories to guests hearing her sing her hits from yesteryear. She came out to greet the guests to the theme song from the ever-popular movie, Rocky - "Gonna Fly Now", to which Ms. Connors co-wrote the lyrics during her illustrious music career.


Mr. Cameron Neth and Mrs. Ari Rifkin