About Miami Lakes Cars For A Cure

In Memory of Roberto Alonso

Miami Lakes Cars for a Cure Foundation's sole purpose is to raise funds for cancer research. We are teaming up with The Miami Foundation and the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center to help those who are suffering, fight for those who we have lost and create awareness to the public. 

Our vision for this particular fundraiser came about, when our Father Roberto Alonso, passed away from a rare cancer. He never stopped fighting for his life, therefore we decided to keep fighting this disease in his name. 

Roberto Alonso, was married for 42 years to his wife Idania Alonso, was a father to three (Jessica, Roberto Jr., and Christine) grandfather to 5, a friend and mentor to many.  He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Cancer,  May of 2012. He fought this horrid disease for 16 months, passing on September 26, 2013.

His will to live and survive, gave us the desire to want to help others going through the same scenario. Roberto had a passion for antique cars and cars in general, since a young age. He owned a beautiful 64 Chevelle in a cherry red, which he has left to his grandchildren. 

We have combined his love, thrill for cars and his fight to survive, to create the Miami Lakes Cars for a Cure Car Show.