Monday night, January 11, marked the official commencement of Design on a Dime here in Miami for the very first time. Housing Works, a New York-based leading advocacy organization for HIV/AIDS, annual benefit had taken place in NYC for the last 12 years with vast success throughout the years.

Although Design on a Dime has done very well Andrew Greene, SVP from Housing Works, pointed out an alarming statistic “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 5,300 individuals were diagnosed with HIV in Florida in 2013. That’s more than any other state in the country.” Part of this non-profit organization’s mission is to bring an end to AIDS in the U.S. and their national campaign advocates for it to occur by 2025. Which is why Greene finds it appropriate “to bring Design on a Dime to Miami, and I know that this city can the lead nationally on ending the AIDS epidemic.”

The launch party took place in Wynwood Lab where South Florida’s most exclusive interior designers attended as well as tastemakers and not to mention Anne Rue, Doreen Chambers, Giselle Loor, Joseph Fava, Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque, Keith Powell, Maggie Cruz, Michael Dolatowski, Michael Scigliano, Miguel Lewis, Mike Stake, Oskar Torres, Robert Brown and Todd Davis.

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Orianna Serrano is a former pre-professional student with Miami City Ballet School, she studied in the elite ballet school for nine years. She is currently attending Miami Dade College and one day hopes to work in the fashion industry.

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