Duty Free Americas unites Global Travel Retail community at 2024 Golf Day, raising $1 million to combat cancer

The Falic family presents a ceremonial check for one million dollars to the head of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Duty Free Americas (DFA) hails the success of the 2024 DFA Charity Golf Tournament, held on February 8 in Miami. This sold-out event brought together several hundred friends, colleagues, and suppliers from the global travel retail industry, raising $1 million to support the fight against cancer.

DFA’s Jon Bonchick with tennis winner Guillaume Bona, of Essence Corp.

The funds generated from the golf day will contribute to cutting-edge research and treatments at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Building on the remarkable achievements of DFA’s 2023 Golf Day, the event sponsors, the Falic Family Foundation, and Duty Free Americas, were joined by the Miami Dolphins football team, a steadfast supporter of the Sylvester Center, in matching the raised funds dollar for dollar.

Jerome Falic, Chief Executive Officer of DFA and a principal of the Falic Family Foundation, expressed his delight, stating, “We are thrilled to announce that, together with the Miami Dolphins, the global travel community has once again united to raise $1 million. The monies raised will significantly contribute to supporting the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Giving back to the community is very important to me, and the Falic family, and together with the DCC, we are part of the ‘one team, one fight’ changing the narrative of cancer.”

The event featured a spirited 18-hole scramble golf tournament, followed by an evening reception that included cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction and raffle. DFA worked closely with the Dolphins Challenge Cancer (DCC), the fundraising initiative of the Miami Dolphins Foundation.  

This second year of record-breaking achievement underscores the global travel retail community’s commitment to social responsibility and solidarity in the fight against cancer. Duty Free Americas extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and contributors for their generosity and unwavering support.

The Falic family also extends their sincere appreciation to Jonathan Bonchick, DFA Vice President of Spirits & Wine, for his substantial contributions in co-ordinating the DFA Golf events. His efforts have been invaluable, and they are truly grateful for his dedication, say the Falic family.

Miami’s Dolphin football team matched donations dollar for dollar to reach the million dollar goal.