Rags-to-Riches: Philanthropist Michael Fux

Dan Perez
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Since 2004, businessman and real-life Santa Claus Michael Fux has provided holiday gifts for over 300 underprivileged patients and families of Miami Children's Hospital at his annual holiday celebration. Social workers at the hospital identify the neediest children and come November, they get to select their gifts. Oh, and they can choose whatever they want.

This year's event brought out perennial volunteers like former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and featured a surprise performance by Danielle Bradbery, winner of "The Voice" in 2013. I've filmed this event several times for Mr. Fux but this year the idea was to create a short film that will take viewers behind the scenes and illustrate the effort that goes into this type of event. Fux's hopes are to induce additional sponsors get involved and grow the event from 300+ children to several thousand. Enjoy...

Video produced by Dan Perez Films www.SouthFloridaFilmmaker.com